The Mental Health Training for Juvenile Justice (MHT-JJ) – developed by and for juvenile probation, detention, and corrections staff – increases staff capacity to better work with adolescents experiencing behavioral health conditions.
From probation intake to secure corrections, juvenile justice staff persons are responsible for the day-to-day care of a large population of youth, many of whom are experiencing behavioral health conditions or traumatic stress reactions. Juvenile justice involvement can exacerbate a youth’s condition, creating a dangerous situation for both the youth and juvenile justice staff. The MHT-JJ increases knowledge of adolescent development, child trauma and adolescent behavioral health conditions, helps staff develop an understanding of how these issues may affect youth-staff interactions, and enhances skills that support effective and safe interactions between youth and staff.
NCYOJ is excited to offer a number of yearly Train-the-Trainer events. As the MHT-JJ curriculum requires specialized knowledge regarding juvenile justice systems and clinical training, NCYOJ encourages prospective attendees to apply in pairings that include a juvenile justice professional and a clinician. Please see registration details for specific date and location offerings.
NCYOJ is pleased to announce a virtual train-the-trainer beginning on July 6! See our detailed agenda for more information.
If you are interested in partnering with us to host a MHT-JJ Train-the-Trainer, please see our host site application. We are currently accepting applications for 2021.
For more detailed information, please contact NCYOJ at firstname.lastname@example.org.