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A Treatment Study of Children With Attention Hyperactivity Disorder
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information on the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to assess the effectiveness of different treatment protocols for children with ADHD. May 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 247989
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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2006
OJJDP-Sponsored. Presents statistics about children’s economic security, health, behavior, social environment, and education. July 2006. 18 pages. NCJ 214787
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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well Being, 2010
OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides annual updates on the well-being of children and families in the United States across a range of domains. July 2010. 24 pages. NCJ 231179
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 1997
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored. The 1997 report, the first in the series of annual reports on the well-being of children, features a special indicator on child abuse. July 1997. 107 pages. NCJ 165472
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 1998
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored. Presents official statistics that reflect both the promises and the difficulties confronting the nation's youth; the 1998 report of this annual series presents data on six key demographic measures and two measures of safety/well-being. July 1998. 123 pages. NCJ 171150
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2000
OJJDP-Sponsored. Presents official statistics that reflect both the promises and the difficulties confronting the nation's youth; the 2000 report of this annual series includes special features on kindergartners' knowledge and skills and youth participation in volunteer activities. July 2000. 77 pages. NCJ 182680
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2001
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored. Presents official statistics that reflect both the promises and the difficulties confronting the nation's youth; the 2001 report of this annual series includes special features on asthma prevalence and youth employment. July 2001. 141 pages. NCJ 188155
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2002
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored. Presents official statistics that reflect both the promises and the difficulties confronting the nation's youth; the 2002 report of this annual series includes a feature on children with at least one foreign-born parent. July 2002. 143 pages. NCJ 195647
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2005
OJJDP-Produced. Presents statistics about childrens economic security, health, behavior, social environment, and education and provides features on children with asthma, children with specified blood lead levels, and parental reports of children's emotional and behavioral difficulties. July 2005. 195 pages. NCJ 210533
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 1999
OJJDP-Sponsored. Presents official statistics that reflect both the promises and the difficulties confronting the nation's youth; the 1999 report of this annual series includes a special feature on children who have difficulty performing everyday activities. July 1999. 79 pages. NCJ 176366
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009
OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides annual updates on the well-being of children and families in the United States across a range of domains. July 2009. 216 pages. NCJ 226963
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2011
OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides annual updates on the well-being of children and families in the United States across a range of domains. July 2011. 223 pages. NCJ 235151
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Assessing Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Disorders in Juvenile Detainees
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet addresses the issue posed that a significant percentage of youth involved in the juvenile justice system have unmet needs for mental health and substance abuse services. Without effective treatment, many youth will continue to engage in behaviors that endanger themselves and their communities, and go on to become part of the adult criminal justice system January 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 186367
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Assessing Detained Youth in Pennsylvania
OJJDP-Sponsored. This article examines Pennsylvania's efforts to gather information on the mental health status of youth in detention and to improve facilities' handling of mental health issues. December 2000. 7 pages. NCJ 186779
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Assessing the Mental Health Status of Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings
OJJDP-Produced. Reports the results of a study that used the Voice DISC, a computerized, self-administered version of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC), to screen for psychiatric disorders in youth newly admitted to juvenile assessment centers. August 2004. 8 pages. NCJ 202713
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Behavioral Health Problems, Treatment, and Outcomes in Serious Youthful Offenders
OJJDP-Produced, . Pathways to Desistance. Presents findings from the Pathways to Desistance study on the overlap between behavioral health problems and the risk of future offending as well as the delivery of mental health services to young offenders in institutions and in the community after release. June 2014. 16 pages. NCJ 242440
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Capacity Building for Juvenile Substance Abuse Treatment
OJJDP-Produced. Discusses drug testing in the juvenile justice system, youth case management, capacity building in the juvenile justice system, and a project to provide technical assistance in identifying substance-abusing youth and providing appropriate intervention. December 1997. 12 pages. NCJ 167251
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Contribution of Parent Report to Voice DISC-IV Diagnosis Among Incarcerated Youths
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study used a series of different algorithms to examine the contribution of a parent report to a youth report in defining psychiatric "caseness" for a sample of incarcerated youths. July 2004. 10 pages. NCJ 206303
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Diagnostic Screening with Incarcerated Youths: Comparing the DPS and Voice DISC
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study compared the DISC Predictive Scales (DPS) and the Voice Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (V-DISC) in terms of their identification of mental health concerns in juvenile offenders. June 2007. 16 pages. NCJ 218742
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Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System: Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from two projects funded by OJJDP to demonstrate innovative ways to identify and intervene with juvenile drug abusers and offers recommendations to assist juvenile justice agencies seeking to develop programs to identify, screen, and test youth for illicit drug use. May 1998. 90 pages. NCJ 167889
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Effects of Adolescent Victimization on Self-Concept and Depressive Symptoms
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study investigates victimization, self-concept, and mental health. February 2010. 15 pages. NCJ 229523
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EPIC-SCAN: Educating Physicans In Their Communities -- Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes Pennsylvania's continuing medical education program called EPIC-SCAN, which is designed to instruct the State's primary-care providers in signs of maltreatment in their child patients and in responding appropriately. July 2002. 8 pages. NCJ 208904
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EPIC-SCAN: Educating Physicans in Their Communities -- Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
OJJDP-Sponsored. This newsletter reports on a community-based continuing medical education program, EPIC-SCAN, to change practice behavior at the office level of doctors, nurses, medical assistants, receptionists, administration, and support staff in the recognition of child physical and sexual abuse in Pennsylvania. July 2002. 7 pages. NCJ 196610
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Forming a Multidisciplinary Team To Investigate Child Abuse
OJJDP-Produced, Portable Guide. Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. Delineates the benefits of forming a multidisciplinary team of professionals from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medicine, counseling, and related fields to investigate cases of child abuse and neglect. March 2000. 28 pages. NCJ 170020
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Functional Impairment in Delinquent Youth
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. Provides findings from the Northwestern Juvenile Project, the first large-scale, prospective longitudinal study of drug, alcohol, and psychiatric disorders in a diverse sample of juvenile detainees. December 2013. 12 pages. NCJ 239996
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Guidelines for Juvenile Information Sharing
OJJDP-Produced. Provides comprehensive guidelines for State and local efforts to improve information sharing among key agencies involved with at-risk youth and juvenile offenders. October 2006. 37 pages. NCJ 215786
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Guidelines for Screening Care Providers
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet describes the OJJDP-published guidelines for the screening of care providers who work with children, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities. February 1999. 2 pages. NCJ 175086
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Guidelines for the Screening of Persons Working With Children, the Elderly, and Individuals With Disabilities in Need of Support
OJJDP-Produced. Presents a logical decision model to guide the screening decisions of individuals and organizations that hire employees or recruit volunteers to work with children, the elderly, or the disabled. April 1998. 61 pages. NCJ 167248
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Instituting School-Based Links With Mental Health and Social Service Agencies (Guide 6 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. One of eight guides designed to enhance school safety, this guide discusses how schools can improve their capacity to serve all students by linking with mental health and social service agencies. September 2002. 46 pages. NCJ 195666
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Intergenerational Roots of Early Onset Substance Use
OJJDP-Sponsored. In an attempt to better understand the origins of substance use, this study investigated intergenerational continuity in drug use across three successive generations. 2006. 28 pages. NCJ 213914
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume VII, Number 1 (Mental Health Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Presents three feature articles, each exploring mental health issues related to youth in the juvenile justice system. April 2000. 44 pages. NCJ 178256
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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2006: Selected Findings
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Collects information about the facilities in which juvenile offenders are held including characteristics such as size, structure, type, ownership, and security arrangements. December 2009. 20 pages. NCJ 228128
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Juvenile Suicide in Confinement A National Survey
OJJDP-Sponsored. This document presents findings from a national survey on the scope and distribution of suicides by youth in public and private juvenile detention facilities. February 2004. 84 pages. NCJ 206354
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 2, Issue 2, Spring 2013
OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This Journal is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention. June 2013. 101 pages. NCJ 242400
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OJJDP News @ a Glance July/August, 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story highlights a presentation by members of the National Research Council on the findings and recommendations of an OJJDP-funded report on recent advances in scientific understanding of adolescent brain development that should be more fully incorporated into juvenile justice policies and practices. August 2013. 1 pages. NCJ 242652
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2013
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story describes OJJDP’s ongoing efforts to combat child sex trafficking in the United States. February 2013. 12 pages. NCJ 240749
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Highlights the first of four public hearings that the Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence will hold to examine the impact of violence on children in Indian country. December 2013. 0 pages. NCJ 244167
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Highlights a listening session organized by the White House Domestic Policy Council and OJJDP on how to improve or enhance mentoring services for children of incarcerated parents, and more. October 2013. 1 pages. NCJ 243534
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Painful Secrets: Helping Traumatized Girls in Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper describes a 2-year effort to develop and field test a flexible but effective treatment response to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in delinquent female adolescents and to provide education regarding PTSD and its effects to virtually everyone in Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system whose responsibilities bring them into contact with girls. 2001. 8 pages. NCJ 189423
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Project...Continued
OJJDP-Sponsored. This document describes the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Project in Pennsylvania. October 2002. 10 pages. NCJ 197882
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Prenatal and Early Childhood Nurse Home Visitation
OJJDP-Produced. Describes the nurse home visitation program and explains how it successfully reduces the risks for early development of antisocial behavior and maternal and juvenile offending. November 1998. 12 pages. NCJ 172875
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Psychiatric Disorders of Youth in Detention
OJJDP-Produced. Examines the prevalence of alcohol, drug, and mental disorders among youth at the Cook County (Illinois) Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, by gender, race/ethnicity, and age. April 2006. 16 pages. NCJ 210331
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Screening for Emergent Risk and Service Needs Among Incarcerated Youth: Comparing MAYSI-2 and Voice DISC-IV
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined associations between the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version (MAYSI-2) and the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children-Present State Voice Version (DISC-IV) and the extent to which MAYSI-2 subscales map onto DISC-IV disorders and conditions. May 2004. 11 pages. NCJ 205351
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Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent Girls
OJJDP-Produced, Report. Girls Study Group Series. Provides a comprehensive guide to help juvenile justice practitioners determine which standardized assessment instruments should be used when working with delinquent girls. April 2010. 12 pages. NCJ 226531
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Underage Drinking and Other Substance Abuse: Opportunities for Prevention and Intervention by Youth Courts (From Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph, P 25-39, 2004, Tracy Godwin Mullins, ed. -- See NCJ-208164)
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper discusses strategies youth courts can use in working with youth referred to the court for alcohol-related problems, while acting as a partner in a comprehensive community approach for countering under-age drinking and other substance abuse. 2004. 15 pages. NCJ 208166
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