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(p. 282) Mental Health Treatment for Juvenile Offenders in Residential Psychiatric and Juvenile Justice Settings 

(p. 282) Mental Health Treatment for Juvenile Offenders in Residential Psychiatric and Juvenile Justice Settings
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(p. 282) Mental Health Treatment for Juvenile Offenders in Residential Psychiatric and Juvenile Justice Settings
Author(s):

Richard E. Redding

, Frances J. Lexcen

, and Eileen P. Ryan

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195160079.003.0013
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date: 17 April 2021

This chapter discusses the mental health treatment options for juvenile offenders placed in residential psychiatric or juvenile justice settings. After discussing the effectiveness and potential risks of residential care, it explores the unique treatment, behavioral management, and service delivery issues arising in residential settings and the importance of service integration and aftercare. It concludes with directions for future research and program development in the residential treatment of juvenile offenders.

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