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Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability: Adolescent Version (START: AV)

The START:AV is a structured risk assessment tool designed to assess and manage short-term (i.e., 3 months) risk of multiple adverse outcomes among male and female adolescents in mental health and/or criminal justice settings. Adverse outcomes included within the START:AV are categorized into two broad domains: Harm to Others and Rule Violations (i.e., violence, nonviolent offenses, substance abuse, and unauthorized absences) and Harm to the Adolescent (i.e., suicide, nonsuicidal self-injury, victimization, and health neglect). The START:AV adheres to the structured professional judgment model of risk assessment and is an adapted version of the Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability designed for use with adult psychiatric populations. The START:AV is relevant to correctional psychology, as it not only helps to guide the assessment and management of ...

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