KEY FEATURES: Unlike most literature related to behavioral health services for adolescents, this text is crafted specifically for the profession of counseling. Case scenarios address critical issues impacting today's adolescents including their characteristics, technology issues, diagnoses and typologies, special needs, and interventions involving treatment planning. Themes that are commonly faced by teens, including trauma, grief, loss, substance use, emotional issues, sexual development, and peers are covered. A diverse range of adolescents from both urban and non-urban settings are examined. This book addresses a broad audience that includes students in behavioral health training, counseling, and school programs; the practicing provider; and administrative/clinical supervisors and educators.

Juvenile Justice–Involved Adolescents

Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice–Involved Adolescents

Treatment rests on the basic strategy of making the adolescent so clearly aware of his/her pattern of irresponsible thinking that he cannot continue except by a full, conscious, and deliberate choice.

—Jon Bush


Many providers have never been involved or worked in the legal system and have little idea what it is like to be arrested, adjudicated, and sentenced. Yet at younger than 18 years of age, thousands of adolescents are brought before a judge annually and become, in some way, ...

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