The MHTC-JJ, developed specifically for juvenile justice probation, detention, and corrections professionals, provides critical information and practical strategies for interacting and communicating with youth who have mental health needs. Developed by the NCMHJJ, the MHTC-JJ training provides research-based instruction on the following topics:

  • Interface between the juvenile justice and mental health systems
  • Adolescent development
  • Mental and substance use disorders
  • Childhood trauma
  • Guidance-based treatment and supports
  • Effective skills for working with youth–what you can do
  • Family engagement