Network faithful, here is a great opportunity to learn more about youth with traumatic brain injury who are involved with the Juvenile Justice system. This is a huge issue for many Network members. Not one to miss...
- Title: Representing Teens with TBI in the Juvenile Justice System
- When: OCTOBER 18th at 2:00 ET
- Presenter: Diane Smith Howard, Staff Attorney for Juvenile Justice and Education Issues, National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
TBI can present a unique constellation of needs that may require different treatment approaches than those provided in traditional youth serving systems. This webcast will discuss how TBI is a factor in P&A Juvenile Justice, community integration and education work. Significant time will be allotted for audience questions and participation.
Some topics to be covered include:
In the juvenile justice system, how does TBI impact the provision of mental health and education services, diversion, probation, and conditions of confinement?
In the child welfare system: The child welfare system is a key conduit into the school to prison pipeline. How can P&As assist youth placed in group homes, ICFMRs, and other institutional settings in obtaining the community services they require to be successful?
In the public education system: How can P&As ensure that eligible youth are provided FAPE and obtain key disciplinary protections when they are needed? Do they obtain meaningful transition plans?