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Street-connected youth are vulnerable to violence from caretakers, fellow street youth, police, and experience all forms of exploitation and abuse. The present study conducted structural interviews with N=80 street-connected youth (43.8% female; 56.3% male. M=13.56. Median= 13.50 years; SD=2.44) recruited from 10 social service centers...

Abstract: The importance of protective factors for the effective assessment of serious problem behaviour in children is increasingly recognized. Complementing the existing risk-focused approach, the specific focus on protective factors offers new guidance to designing strength-based preventive interventions. In the footsteps of its older...

Since the purpose of interventions for juvenile offenders is behaviour change, the main question is which factors contribute to that process. Given the interdependence of family members, especially of children in relation to parents, it is interesting to see how readiness to change of juveniles...

Forensic psychiatry is positively influenced by developments such as digitalization and the growing focus on recovery. These changes have sparked the development of many innovative tools and interventions for use in adolescent psychiatry. These innovations and tools are attractive alternatives to existing solutions. Still, it...

This workshop comprises of 4 presentations regarding Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in England. Forensic Adolescent Mental Health Services provide assessment, care and support for young people who present with high risk behaviours, significant emotional and mental health difficulties and/or young offenders....