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Incarcerated Adolescents
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth
Immigrants




Incarcerated Adolescents
 
Report: Mental Health Treatment for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: A Compendium of Promising Practices
National Mental Health Association, 2004
This document lays out what is currently known to be effective practices through evidence-based research, and what promises to be effective practices for treating mental health issues in the juvenile justice system. 

Report: Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Youth in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2005
This practice parameter presents recommendations for the mental health assessment and treatment of youths in juvenile detention and correctional facilities
 
Resource Guide: A Primer for Mental Health Practitioners Working With Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System
Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health, 2012
This resource series will support the planning and implementation of effective services, policies, and practices that improve outcomes for children, youth, and young adults involved or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system as well as their families.

Webinar: Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Correctional Facilities
Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 2012  
This two-part webinar series is for administrators and staff who are responsible for creating and/or implementing suicide prevention policies within juvenile detention facilities.
 
Resource Guide: Preventing Suicide Working With Youth Who Are Justice Involved
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, 2013
This executive summary describes the background of and resources produced by a task force to focus attention on the needs of youth in the juvenile justice system, particularly in the areas of suicide-related awareness and education, suicide research, suicide prevention programming and training, and collaboration between the juvenile justice and mental health systems.
 
Report: Providing Effective Treatment for Youth with Co-occurring Disorders
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, 2014
This brief focuses on the promise of integrated treatment for youth with co-occurring disorders. Juvenile drug courts should be familiar with this approach and promote access to integrated treatment programs if youth are to be effectively served.

Report: Better Solutions for Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, 2014
This paper discusses the scope of this problem, scientific breakthroughs that can help, and how communities can adopt better solutions for youth with mental health needs in the juvenile justice system.
 
Report: Children with Emotional Disorders In The Juvenile Justice System
Mental Health America, 2015
This position statement states that when children must be incarcerated, because diversion is truly inappropriate, they should be screened upon admission for mental health conditions, and extra care should be taken to protect them from harm from themselves or others, to minimize the harm caused by incarceration itself and to provide developmentally appropriate and trauma-informed mental health services.
 
 
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth
 
Please find additional resources in SAHM’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Clinical Care Resource Guide: LGBT Youth
 
Report: Practice Parameter on Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Sexual Orientation, Gender Nonconformity, and Gender Discordance in Children and Adolescents
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012
Influences on sexual orientation, gender nonconformity, and gender discordance, and their developmental relationships to each other, are reviewed in this practice parameter. Practice principles and related issues of cultural competence, research needs, and ethics are also discussed.
 
Report: Recommendations for Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescents
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, 2013
This position paper encourages adolescent providers and researchers to incorporate the impact of these developmental processes (and understand the impacts of concurrent potential discrimination) when caring for LGBT adolescents. They also encourages providers to help positively influence policy related to LGBT adolescents in schools, the foster care system, and the juvenile justice system, and within the family structure
 
Resource Guide: LGBTI People Mental Health and Suicide
Beyond Blue, 2013
This resource guide provides in-depth information about working with LGBTI populations and mental health risk factors they may face.
 
Resource Guide: A Practitioner's Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014
Offers information and resources to help practitioners throughout health and social service systems implement best practices in engaging and helping families and caregivers to support their LGBT children.
 
Resource Guide: Going Upstream: A Framework for Promoting the Mental Health of LGBTI People
Beyond Blue, 2014
This resource guide provides a framework for promoting the mental health of LGBTI people, including the extent of mental health problems among this population and methods and strategies for and with LGBTI communities.
 
Curriculum: Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth: A Workshop for Professionals Who Serve Youth 
Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 2015
This workshop kit helps staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among LGBT youth. Topics covered include suicidal behavior among LGBT youth, risk and protective factors for suicidal behavior, strategies to reduce the risk, and ways to increase school or agency cultural competence.

Website: Bullying and LGBT Youth
Stopbullying.Gov, 2015
This website provides resources for LGBT youth who are at an increased risk of being bullied and ways to create a safe environment for LGBT youth.
 
 
Immigrants
 
Report: Providing Care for Immigrant, Homeless, and Migrant Children
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2005
This policy statement provides pediatricians with the necessary framework for addressing underserved children: those who face substantial barriers that limit access to appropriate health care services. This statement supports a community-based approach to health care delivery to ensure that underserved children have a medical home.
 
Report: Addressing the Mental Health Problems of Border and Immigrant Youth
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2009
This report addresses the importance of implementing culturally competent care while simultaneously addressing the families’ misconceptions and knowledge gaps about the causes of mental health problems and their treatment to Latino children and families in the United States–Mexico border region.
 


The goal of the AHRQ-funded project, Youth Providers 2.0 (YP2.0), is to improve the use of evidence-based practices among health care providers caring for adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this goal, SAHM will engage in a number of activities using new media to improve the dissemination of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) to health professionals.
 

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