Detention Facilities Have Become Warehouses for Mentally Disturbed Youth
By Rob Waters - Record numbers of young people have been sentenced to juvenile detention facilities that have become warehouses for mentally disturbed youth. But outcome studies have found that kids who complete Multisystemic Therapy programs go on to commit fewer crimes than kids in control groups who went to correctional facilities.
Mental Health Systems Under Stress
- Mental health systems under stress - The timing of trauma treatment - The revolt against DSM-5
Children in Crisis? Concerns about the growing popularity of the bipolar diagnosis
Have We Lost Faith in Rehabilitating Juvenile Offenders?
For the past 20 years, the American criminal justice system has dealt with juvenile offenders in a way it never did before: by treating them like adults who must be isolated and punished for their crimes.
Are the Unions the Answer to Managed Care?
Judith Wallerstein, now 78, is the grand dame of divorce researchers; she's been studying the impact of divorce on children for 30 years, since the modern American divorce boom was launched in California in the early 1970s. She's troubled by what she's seen, but she insists the Times headline, which pegged her as a "Resolute Adversary of Divorce," is a serious distortion of her actual views.