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  • Delinquent youths with PTSD need individualized treatment, studies suggest

    Juvenile offenders with post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses and substance use problems may require tailored treatments to stay sober and out of trouble with the law, suggests two new studies co-authored by, from left, Jordan Davis, a doctoral student in social work, and Joey Merrin, a doctoral student in child development, both at the University of Illinois.

    Juvenile offenders with post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses and substance use problems may require tailored treatments to stay sober and out of trouble with the law, suggest two new studies co-authored by, from left, Jordan Davis, a doctoral student in social work, and Joey Merrin, a doctoral student in child development, both at the University of Illinois.

     

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  • Editor’s notes:  To reach Jordan Davis, call 334-332-0523; email jdavis37@illinois.edu

    To reach Joey Merrin, call 812-318-1273; email merrin1@illinois.edu

    The paper "Social Ecological Determinants of Substance Use Treatment Entry among Serious Juvenile Offenders from Adolescence through Emerging Adulthood" is available online or from the News Bureau.

    The paper "The longitudinal associations between substance use, crime and social risk among emerging adults: A longitudinal within and between-person latent variables analysis" is available online or from the News Bureau.