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NCJ Number: 152815 Find in a Library
Title: SAMH (Substance Abuse Mental Health) Process Manual
Corporate Author: Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Assoc
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Florida Dept of Health and Rehabilitative Services
Tallahassee, FL 32399
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Tallahassee, FL 32301
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Document: PDF
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual introduces the Substance Abuse Mental Health-1 (SAMH-1) screening instrument and the Substance Abuse Mental Health-2 (SAMH-2) assessment instrument produced by the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association for providers of adolescent treatment services.
Abstract: The SAMH-1 was developed to screen all juveniles entering the juvenile justice system due to the filing of a delinquency petition. The instrument identifies a series of risk factors which may indicate the presence of a substance abuse or mental health problem. A positive response on any one of the factors included in the form warrants further assessment. Juveniles referred for additional evaluation complete the SAMH-2, the results of which help a juvenile Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime (TASC) worker determine that no substance or mental health problem exists, determine that a problem exists and recommend appropriate treatment, or refer the juvenile for further evaluation to determine a course of action. This booklet includes a sample SAMH-1 and SAMH-2 interview and outlines pertinent clinical and systems considerations. 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Florida; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug treatment; Juvenile psychological evaluation; TASC programs (street crime)
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