Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Multicultural Training for Mental Health Professionals Working in the Juvenile Justice System
by Villa, Juan, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 106; 10265291
Abstract (Summary)

The juvenile justice system provides a multicultural arena for mental health professionals who are interested in working in forensic social work. This curriculum aims to demystify cultural competence and highlights the importance of adapting multicultural perspectives and theoretical approaches to increase knowledge, awareness, empathy and respect for the diverse cultures of juvenile offenders. This curriculum is intended to train professionals on how to facilitate cross-cultural communication within the juvenile justice system, and establish a multicultural environment in the workplace. Most importantly, it will explore the nature of the juvenile justice system, analyze cultural competence models and integrate both domains to enhance the assessment and treatment of young offenders.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Campbell, Venetta
Commitee: Mayers-Pasztor, Eileen, Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Criminology
Keywords: Cultural competence, Curriculum, Juvenile justice, Mental health, Multicultural, Training
Publication Number: 10265291
ISBN: 978-1-369-82971-6
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