On Demand Wednesday Lecture Series: ACEs, Behavioral Health and the Juvenile Justice System: Designing Developmentally Appropriate Services for Youth Offenders
This presentation was originally reviewed on December 8, 2021, and broadcast live online on September 25, 2019, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET.
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Sixty-five to seventy percent of incarcerated youth have a least one diagnosable mental disorder. There is a growing body of literature that links Adverse Childhood experiences (ACEs) and traumatic experiences to other health, social and legal outcomes. Ninety-three percent of youth in juvenile detention reported at least one traumatic event. These findings have major implications for staff training, juvenile justice system policy, and programmatic planning to reduce the risk of re-traumatization, providing adequate treatment, and prevention of future psychosocial problems and persistence of criminal activity into adulthood. This presentation will discuss the role ACEs play in the juvenile justice system and strategies to provide mental health care to this population.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, therapists and other mental health professionals.
At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:
- Identify specific areas of adolescent brain development relevant for program development to meet needs of youths in juvenile justice system.
- Demonstrate understanding of how adolescent brain science can be used to impact public policy regarding juvenile justice policies and practices.
- Recognize the role that advocacy plays in success of developmentally appropriate services in the juvenile justice system.
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About This Speaker
Altha J. Stewart, M.D. is Associate Professor/Chief of Social and Community Psychiatry, and Director, Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She currently serves as President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association and will assume the office of President at the end of the APA Annual Meeting. She has previously served as Secretary of the APA and President of the APA Foundation.
She is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the ACE Awareness Foundation. Prior to this she worked in the Shelby County Mayor’s Administration, where she served as Executive Director of a federally funded program for children with serious emotional disorders and their families. Dr. Stewart is vice-chair of the Memphis Juvenile Justice Board, a cross system advisory body that works in a community partnership seeking program improvements and policy changes to address the needs of youth at risk of delinquency.
A former Executive Director of the SAMHSA/CMHS funded National Leadership Council on African-American Behavioral Health, Dr. Stewart has worked for decades as CEO/Executive Director in large public mental health systems in Pennsylvania, New York, and Michigan, overseeing the management and development of programs for persons with mental illness and substance use disorders.
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Altha J. Stewart, MD, reports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months. She will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation.
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Wednesday Lecture Series: ACEs, Behavioral Health and the Juvenile Justice System: Designing Developmentally Appropriate Services for Youth Offenders
Altha J. Stewart, MD
Associate Professor/Chief of Social and Community Psychiatry
Director, Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth
University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Originally reviewed December 8, 2021.
Originally broadcast live September 25, 2019, from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm ET
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