Bridging positive youth development and mental health services for youth with serious behavior problems

Catherine P. Bradshaw, Jennifer S. Brown, Stephen F. Hamilton

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Abstract

Youth development approaches have grown in popularity, yet the appropriateness of these strategies for adolescents with serious behavior problems has rarely been addressed. Life-course research examining the onset and developmental course of problem behaviors suggests that youth with different patterns of behavior problems may not equally benefit from youth development interventions. This paper reviews contemporary perspectives on the positive youth development approach in light of multidisciplinary life-course research regarding the development of disruptive behavior problems. The wraparound case-management model is described as a potential framework for applying this research to support youth with serious behavior problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-226
Number of pages18
JournalChild and Youth Care Forum
Volume37
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Child mental health services
  • Juvenile justice
  • Wraparound
  • Youth development
  • Youth violence

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