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NCJ Number: 41186 Find in a Library
Title: NURSING STUDENTS IN A JUVENILE COURT SYSTEM
Journal: JOURNAL OF NURSING EDUCATION  Volume:16  Issue:2  Dated:(FEBRUARY 1977)  Pages:19-23
Author(s): M DECHESNAY
Corporate Author: Charles B Slack, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Charles B Slack, Inc
Thorofare, NJ 08086
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESCRIPTION OF A NURSING SCHOOL PROGRAM IN WHICH STUDENTS IN MENTAL HEALTH AND COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTICIPATE IN THE LOCAL JUVENILE COURT DETENTION FACILITY AS THEIR LABORATORY EXPERIENCE.
Abstract: THIS PROGRAM WAS INITIATED IN AUGUST 1973, WHEN AN INVITATION FOR STUDENT PLACEMENT IN THE JUVENILE COURT FACILITIES WAS EXTENDED BY THE DIRECTOR OF CHILD CARE SERVICES. STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN SUCH ACTIVITIES AS ATTENDING COURT HEARINGS, VISITING PSYCHIATRIC INPATIENT UNITS, ATTENDING SEMINARS, AND EVALUATING POTENTIAL TEEN-AGE ALCOHOLICS. THE STUDENTS' CLIENTS INCLUDE JUVENILE OFFENDERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. SEVERAL PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN OPERATING THE PROGRAM ARE NOTED. THESE INCLUDE STAFF CONFLICTS, LACK OF TRUE STUDENT INVOLVEMENT, AND LIMITED UTILIZATION OF STUDENTS. THESE PROBLEMS WERE OVERCOME, AND IT IS NOTED THAT THE PROGRAM HAS PROVIDED SEVERAL BENEFITS. THESE INCLUDE REDUCTION OF PROBATION OFFICERS' WORKLOADS, ALCOHOLISM SCREENING FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS, PROVISION OF THERAPEUTIC GROUP ACTIVITIES, AND PROVISION OF A HEALTH RESOURCE . NOTING THE SUCCESS OF THIS PROGRAM, THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS A NUMBER OF AREAS IN WHICH THIS PROGRAM MAY BE EXPANDED....DMC
Index Term(s): Correctional personnel; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile courts; Juvenile detention; Juvenile justice system; Medical and dental services; Psychiatric services; Staff client relations
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