NPJS Videos

Working with Mental Health Issues or Disorders in Juvenile Detention

Brian Philson (2006)

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This DVD is designed as a training tool to support and enhance current professional development efforts of juvenile detention center staff. Brian Philson, President/CEO of Highfields, Inc., former Director, Jackson County Youth Center in Jackson (MI), and Trainer/Consultant for the National Partnership for Juvenile Services will examine the issue of kids with mental health disorders in detention, discuss trends in the field, and offer interventions for specific disorders. The film visits two detention facilities in Illinois; Champaign County Detention Center and Dupage County Detention Center to examine the issues and to look at two approaches of working with kids in detention with mental health issues or disorders. Role playing segments portray some of the kinds of behaviors associated with certain disorders and the application of necessary skills to use when working with kids with mental health issues in detention. The program is separated into two parts to facilitate discussion and questions are provided to aid in the use of the DVD when training with detention line staff, detention managers, detention program staff, and detention mental health staff.

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Working with Females in Juvenile Detention

Kia Loggins (2006)

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This DVD is designed as a training tool to support and enhance current professional development efforts of juvenile detention center staff. Kia Loggins, Trainer/Consultant for the National Partnership for Juvenile Services, examines the issue of females in detention, discusses trends in the field, and offers solutions. The film will visit two detention facilities in Illinois; Dupage County Detention Center and Lake County Detention Center to further examine the issues and to look at two models and approaches of working with females in detention. Role playing segments portray some of the problems that females bring into the system and the application of necessary skills to use with females in detention. The program is separated into two parts to facilitate discussion and questions are provided to aid in the use of the DVD when training with detention line staff, detention managers, detention mental health staff.

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Changing the Institutional Culture through Cognitive-Behavioral Programs and Staff Training: A New Look at Behavior Management

Bernard Glos, Ph.D. & Nelson G. Griffis, Ph.D. (2005)

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This informative training video will present the basic concepts and principles of cognitive programming and behavior management. Model programs from DuPage County (Illinois) and Lucas County (Ohio) will be discussed to support actual examples and case studies of the critical concepts and principles in action inside juvenile confinement facilities. Cognitive Programming Cognitive strategies and research in delinquency and prevention have proven to be an effective intervention method. Cognitive programming, also known as cognitive restructuring or challenging belief patterns, does not focus on the behavior. It focuses on the thoughts driving the behavior. These thoughts are often perceptions of the self. Questioning a person

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Secure & Non-Secure Facilities

Michael Harrigan, Ph.D., CSW, DAPA (2005)

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Suicide is the third leading cause of adolescent deaths. Suicide attempts by the youth average approximately the same as for any other group. This event can be one of the most unsettling occurrences in an institution. This training video focuses on suicide awareness and prevention. Viewers will learn about signs and symptoms, high-risk periods, common methods, intervention techniques, prevention strategies and more.

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Cross Gender Supervision

Michael Harrigan, Ph.D., CSW, DAPA (2005)

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This training video focuses on the various manifestations of sexualized behaviors exhibited by both female inmates when interacting with male staff and male inmates when interacting with female staff. Viewers will learn how to recognize overt and covert sexualized interactions, the need to be aware and cognizant of seductive and/or suggestive behaviors and the complications that preclude a healthy therapeutic relationship from developing between staff and inmates.

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The Goose Story

Produced in 1992

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A testimony to teamwork and collaboration this short video is being widely-used across many professions to encourage employees to work together toward a common goal.

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Psychotropic Drugs and Behavior Management of Incarcerated Youth

Kimberly Montgomery (2005)

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The majority of youth involved in the Juvenile Justice/Family Court

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Personal Stress Management: An Exercise Program

Randy Johnson (2002)

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Stress related problems have become an epidemic in the modern world. Research shows overall stress levels in the U.S. have increased nearly 50% since 1965. Furthermore, an incredible 75-90% of all office visits to health care professionals are for stress-related symptoms and disorders. The Professional Stress Management program offers essential skills for dealing with psychological stress, job related stress, and the stress of everyday living. This personal enhancement program features a self-directed, skills-based exercise routine. The principles and components utilized in this stress reduction exercise program follow those of the ancient Chinese practice known as

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Liability Issues in Juvenile Detention and Corrections

Mark Soler and Lynn Lund (1989)

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If you’re looking for a video tape that provides a comprehensive look at today’s most important juvenile detention issues, this is it! Two of the nation’s leading juvenile attorneys discuss the constitutional requirements and liability issues that carry us into the next decade. Mark Solar and Lynn Lund present their views on the City of Canton vs. Harris city, county and individual liability; and constitutional requirements that define conditions of juvenile confinement.

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The Personal Empowerment Plan: A Postvention Therapeutic Response to Crisis

Robin Herman, Ph.D. (1990)

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The Personal Empowerment Plan is an individualized prescription that is sculpted both as an immediate response to a crisis episode, it being either verbal or physical, and as a pre-crisis instructional model for the future. The purposes of the plan include: making the youngster personally accountable for his/her choices, making him “own his behavior”; putting the youngster immediately “in touch” with his/her behavior so as to preclude disassociation, fantasizing or projecting blame; shifting the “focus of control” internally to the youngster, making him/her advocate for himself; to make line-staff empowered in that they form ad hoc treatment teams, use structured therapeutic techniques and make final decisions about the youngster’s disposition regarding the crisis; and to encourage the youngster to “turn a negative into a positive” by accepting the natural consequences of their choices as learning fuel for the future.

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Dealing Effectively with Crisis Situations

Bobbie L. Huskey (1990)

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This tape will help administrators prepare for a crisis by learning the elements of a crisis plan. Issues of identifying and dealing with target audiences during a crisis, identifying crisis communications team, and steps in handling and communicating a crisis in a way which does not damage credibility is the focus of this tape. Role playing and simulated crisis situations are used following an overall briefing on crisis communications.

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Implementing Mediation in Youth Care Corrections Settings

Jean Sidwell & Melinda Smith (1992)

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This tape presents implementation strategies for an innovative program which introduces mediation in juvenile corrections facilities. This program was developed at three juvenile facilities in New Mexico by the New Mexico Center for Dispute Resolution.

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Communicating the WRITE Way

Melvin Brown, Jr., Ph.D. (1994)

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Professional Communication and report writing are integral components in deciding liability cases. This tape guides participants through the seven essential steps of writing a clear, concise, complete and correct report. The tape would serve as an excellent resource for training new employees or refreshing the writing techniques of veteran staff.

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Liability for Correctional Officers

James Bell (1989)

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This tape will focus on potential liability for persons working with children. The conditions of confinement required by the Constitution for the detention of youth will also be addressed. Specific topic areas will include: Liability of Public Officials; Classification of Inmates; Health Issues; Access Issues; Programming; Training and Supervision of Employees; Environmental Issues; Restraint, Punishment and Due Process; and Strip Searches.

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Dangerous Acts of Mentally Ill Offenders: Self-Mutilation and Suicidal Behaviors in Juvenile Detainees

Jana Ewing, Ph.D. (1994)

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This training tape is appropriate for any juvenile detention and/or training school youth care worker, intake staff, supervisors, or health care staff who have some prior training in psychology. This training is broadly focused on managing seriously disturbed juvenile offenders who engage in acts of self-injury, mutilation and suicidal behaviors. This training will describe dangerous mutilatory and self-harming behaviors common in suicidal and non-suicidal adolescent offenders. Assessment and management guidelines will be presented.

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Services to Female Offenders

Linda Albrecht (1995)

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This video is a two-hour presentation on the important physical and psychological differences between males and females as it relates to their housing in juvenile facilities.

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Cognitive Behavior in the Classroom

Bernard Glos, Ph.D. (2005)

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Emergency Management and Evacuation Training

Charles J. Kehoe

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We’ll Take 10 of Your Boys if You Take 1 of Our Girls!

Paula Schaeffer

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Bridging the Gap: Improving Relationships between Juvenile Justice and Education

Carol Cramer Brooks & Pamela Clark, MSW (2005)

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