Professional staff who work directly with juveniles need to understand the unique situation of youth with mental health issues. To do so, staff need to become familiar with the basic issues, diagnoses, treatment, and, especially, individual interactions that are successful when dealing with individuals with mental illness.
To help juvenile probation officers and caseworkers better understand the scope of youth with mental health issues, the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) is pleased to offer a full-day seminar.
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Better understand youth with mental health issues who come into court
- Describe and identify common mental health disorders
- Become familiar with some therapeutic interventions
- Demonstrate how their behavior may positively influence the individual’s court interaction
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