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NCJ Number: 137163 Find in a Library
Title: Integrated Model for Medical Care, Substance Abuse Treatment and AIDS Prevention Services to Minority Youth in a Short-Term Detention Facility
Journal: Journal of Prison and Jail Health  Volume:10  Issue:2  Dated:(Winter 1991)  Pages:91-115
Author(s): J R Setzer; A A Scott; J Balli; G Rodriguez-Aragon; J A Mangos; C Flynn; J E Castillo; J O Sherman
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 25
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This description of a prevention model that integrates HIV risk assessment and reduction activities with the provision of medical and substance abuse treatment services at a short-term detention center for juveniles summarizes clients' characteristics and health needs. It also reviews the formative evaluation results that relate to improved access to medical and substance abuse interventions through community collaboration strategies.
Abstract: The Bexar County Juvenile Detention model began as a multiagency effort that involved three organizational entities: the University of Texas Health Science Center Department of Pediatrics, the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department, and the Bexar County Medical/Psychiatric Services Department. The purpose of the model was to address the primary and secondary needs of high-risk youth for medical and substance abuse treatment services. Case management involves the coordination and delivery of psychosocial, drug abuse prevention and intervention, AIDS prevention/education, and primary medical care by a multidisciplinary team of social worker psychologists, nurses, and physicians. Service integration occurs in two phases. In phase one, assessment, substance abuse and HIV education as well as medical and substance abuse treatment services are provided at the detention facility. In phase two, follow-up services are arranged and coordinated by a case manager. The detained juveniles who participate in the program are primarily from an ethnic or racial minority. Some of the lessons learned in the 14 months of the program's operations are outlined. 38 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile health services
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention; Inmate drug treatment; Juvenile detention; Juvenile inmates; Texas
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