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OJJDP Bulletin Examines PTSD, Trauma, and Psychiatric Disorders in Youth Detainees

June 4, 2013

Cover: PTSD, Trauma, and Comorbid Psychiatric  Disorders in Detained Youth

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released "PTSD, Trauma, and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Detained Youth." The bulletin is part of OJJDPís Beyond Detention series, which examines the results of the Northwestern Juvenile Project—a longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL. This bulletin presents findings on the prevalence of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among juvenile detainees and PTSDís tendency to co-occur with other psychiatric disorders.

Resources:

Learn more about the Northwestern Juvenile Project, cosponsored by OJJDP.

View and download "PTSD, Trauma, and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Detained Youth."

Order print copies online from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service. order print copy