Every week Reclaiming Futures rounds up the latest news on juvenile justice reform, adolescent substance use treatment, and teen mental health.
Helping Students With Mental-Health Issues Return to School (Education Week)
Dr. Laura C. Murray provides recommendations on how to best support youth recovering from mental health issues as they transition back to school after time away.
On November 13 and 15 in Mt. Laurel and Morristown, New Jersey, leaders from around the state of New Jersey and a variety of youth-serving disciplines, gathered to learn more about the national and local problems facing communities and the solutions offered by Reclaiming Futures.
Reclaiming Futures is working with New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI), a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to conduct a six-month readiness assessment to determine if the Reclaiming Futures model, offering more treatement, better treatment and support beyond treatment, can be implemented in New Jersey, with support and funding through NJHI.
According to national data, almost two million young people ages 12 to 17 need treatment for substance abuse or dependence, but only one in 20 will get treated. That's unfortunate, because effective adolescent substance abuse treatment can help teens stay out of trouble, make our communities safer, and save money.
Young people need to be held accountable when they break the law, but unless they receive treatment when they have a substance abuse problem, they will likely find themselves back in juvenile court again and again.
Please contact Reclaiming Futures at 503-725-8911, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about bringing Reclaiming Futures to your community.
Reclaiming Futures has been invited by New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI), a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to conduct a six-month readiness assessment to determine if Reclaiming Futures can be implemented in New Jersey, with support and funding through NJHI.
Please join us and spread the word about the following information sessions. Participants will learn more about the Reclaiming Futures model and share experiences working with justice-involved youth in New Jersey.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Westin Mt. Laurel
555 Fellowship Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
3 Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
Please RSVP online.
Space is Limited. Register early for your preferred location.