April 24, 2019

NYCOJ logoThe National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice is currently accepting applications from individuals interested in becoming a certified Mental Health Training for Juvenile Justice trainer.

Developed specifically for juvenile probation, detention, and corrections professionals, the MHT-JJ provides critical information and practical strategies for interacting with youth who are experiencing mental, substance use, and traumatic stress conditions. The MHT-JJ provides research-based instruction that increases juvenile justice practitioner knowledge and develops and enhances skills to support effective and safe interactions with youth.

The curriculum covers the following topics:

  • Adolescent development
  • Mental and substance use disorders
  • Childhood trauma
  • Evidence-based treatment and supports
  • Family engagement
  • Effective skills for working with youth – “What you can do”
  • Self-care

Up to 40 participants will be selected to attend the Boston, Massachusetts MHT-JJ Train-the-Trainer, scheduled for June 26-28. Learn more and apply.

The deadline to apply is May 24.

Source: JusticeCenter