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Assessing the Treatment Needs of Female Juvenile Gang Members: An Exploratory Study

Abstract The research on female juvenile gang members is limited in scope and research has not yet examined mental health issues in this population. This study examines the case histories of 127 female juvenile gang members who were arrested by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. To add to the limited gender-specific research on female juvenile gang members, data are presented regarding this population's mental health problems, childhood maltreatment, substance abuse problems, age of contact with the juvenile justice system, and other factors salient to female juvenile gang members' prevention, treatment, and intervention needs. Female juvenile gang members who had a mental health diagnosis were significantly more likely to report ch... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Downing, Leighanne (Author) / Roe-Sepowitz, Dominique (Advisor) / Anthony, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Jackson, Kelly (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / Criminology / Psychology / anger / delinquency / depression / drug use / gangs / juvenile
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 99 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S.W. Social Work 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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