Presenter Information

Zoey S. Rochefort, studentFollow

Institution

OHSU

Program/Major

Masters in Public Health Health Promotion

Degree

MPH

Presentation Type

Presentation

Room Location

Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 294

Start Date

April 2019

End Date

April 2019

Abstract

70% of youth in state and local juvenile justice systems exhibit symptoms of one or more mental health disorders and are not receiving adequate treatment. Currently, in Oregon, there is no mental health-screening requirement for youth admitted into detention centers or correctional facilities. Though this doesn’t mean kids never get diagnosed, it does mean there is a large delay in time before treatment begins where they could be receiving care. The Take Control program is working to mitigate wasted time and improve mental health treatment for youth inmates through a seven-step treatment program that provides youth with steps and strategies to cope with their mental health disorders, including real life applications of the skills learned. The program will be implemented in the MacLaren and Oak Creek Correctional Facilities and will be available to all inmates in those centers regardless or gender, race or social status. Each participant will receive a baseline mental health screening followed by a formal diagnosis if needed. They will then begin treatment and will be evaluated every month by psychiatrists to keep track of progress as they work through the program.

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Take Control: A proposed mental health treatment program to be implemented in youth correctional facilities around Oregon based on the evidence-based TARGET program

Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 294

70% of youth in state and local juvenile justice systems exhibit symptoms of one or more mental health disorders and are not receiving adequate treatment. Currently, in Oregon, there is no mental health-screening requirement for youth admitted into detention centers or correctional facilities. Though this doesn’t mean kids never get diagnosed, it does mean there is a large delay in time before treatment begins where they could be receiving care. The Take Control program is working to mitigate wasted time and improve mental health treatment for youth inmates through a seven-step treatment program that provides youth with steps and strategies to cope with their mental health disorders, including real life applications of the skills learned. The program will be implemented in the MacLaren and Oak Creek Correctional Facilities and will be available to all inmates in those centers regardless or gender, race or social status. Each participant will receive a baseline mental health screening followed by a formal diagnosis if needed. They will then begin treatment and will be evaluated every month by psychiatrists to keep track of progress as they work through the program.