Learn how to better clinically serve risky adolescentsfrom the clients themselves!
Clinical and Research Uses of an Adolescent Mental Health Intake Questionnaire: What Kids Need to Talk About explores the research on adolescent behavior culled from the answers to a clinician-designed intake questionnaire given to adolescent clients asking how they view their own risks, what they worry about, and what they wish to talk about. Respected authorities discuss the enlightening findings and present ways to reshape services, taking into account customer preference, risk and worry, and youth development (YD) perspectives while presenting practical clinical strategies to engage at-risk adolescents in mental health treatment.
Clinical and Research Uses of an Adolescent Mental Health Intake Questionnaire: What Kids Need to Talk About provides conceptual models that practitioners and organizations can use to develop reflective practices and to understand better how to engage adolescent clients in treatment. The book includes three case studies that illustrate an organization’s experience in developing ways for organizational learning, including the clinicians’ own accounts of their experience in conducting practice-based research. Two chapters describe the development and the clinical uses of the intake questionnaire and offer guidelines for other practitioners to develop their own. The book discusses specific findings about adolescent risk, worries, and desire to talk across a wide range of psychosocial domains such as education and work, sex and sexuality, safety, substance abuse, and family and friends. Other research examines adolescent risk and vulnerability profiles of lesbians, gays, and bisexuals, as well as the impact of racism. Finally, the book builds upon this empirical analysis to address the clinical challenge of engaging risky adolescents in counseling.
Clinical and Research Uses of an Adolescent Mental Health Intake Questionnaire: What Kids Need to Talk About analyzes:
- adolescent risks, worries, and coping
- adolescent help seeking and desire to talk in counseling
- youth development (YD) and adolescent vulnerability
- urban adolescents’ health and mental health concerns
- effectively engaging adolescents in counseling
- collaborative strategies for clinicians and managers
- reflectivity and learning in human service organizations
Clinical and Research Uses of an Adolescent Mental Health Intake Questionnaire: What Kids Need to Talk About presents essential information for social workers, mental health professionals who work with adolescents, adolescent researchers, pediatricians and adolescent medicine practitioners, teachers, students, and youth workers.
Table of Contents
- PART I
- Including At-Risk Adolescents in Their Own Health and Mental Health Care: A Youth Development Perspective (Angela Diaz, Ken Peake, Michael Surko, and Kalpana Bhandarkar)
- Theoretical and Practical Imperatives for Reflective Social Work Organizations in Health and Mental Health: The Place of Practice-Based Research (Ken Peake and Irwin Epstein)
- Creating and Sustaining a Practice-Based Research Group in an Urban Adolescent Mental Health Program (Ken Peake, Diane Mirabito, Irwin Epstein, and Vincent Giannone)
- Development and Utilization of a Practice-Based, Adolescent Intake Questionnaire (Adquest): Surveying Which Risks, Worries, and Concerns Urban Youth Want to Talk About (Ken Peake, Irwin Epstein, Diane Mirabito, and Michael Surko)
- Clinical Uses of an Adolescent Intake Questionnaire: Adquest as a Bridge to Engagement (Jennifer Elliott, Michael Nembhard, Vincent Giannone, Michael Surko, Daniel Medeiros, and Ken Peake)
- Which Adolescents Need to Talk About Safety and Violence? (Michael Surko, Dianne Ciro, Erika Carlson, Nyanda Labor, Vincent Giannone, Elizabeth Diaz-Cruz, Ken Peake, and Irwin Epstein)
- Adolescents Seeking Mental Health Services: Self-Reported Health Risks and the Need to Talk
(Daniel Medeiros, Leah Kramnick, Elizabeth Diaz-Cruz, Michael Surko, and Angela Diaz)
- Adolescents’ Need to Talk About Sex and Sexuality in an Urban Mental Health Setting (Nyanda Labor, Daniel Medeiros, Erika Carlson, Nancimarie Pullo, Mavis Seehaus, Ken Peake, and Irwin Epstein)
- Adolescents’ Need to Talk About School and Work in Mental Health Treatment (Elizabeth Diaz-Cruz, Daniel Medeiros, Michael Surko, Ruth Hoffman, and Irwin Epstein)
- Adolescents’ Self-Reported Substance Risks and Their Need to Talk About Them in Mental Health Counseling (Daniel Medeiros, Erika Carlson, Michael Surko, Nicole Munoz, Monique Castillo, and Irwin Epstein)
- Adolescents’ Self-Reported Risk Factors and Desire to Talk About Family and Friends: Implications for Practice and Research (Vincent Giannone, Daniel Medeiros, Jennifer Elliott, Caroline Perez, Erika Carlson, and Irwin Epstein)
- PART II
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Sexual-Orientation Questioning Adolescents Seeking Mental Health Services: Risk Factors, Worries, and Desire to Talk About Them (Dianne Ciro, Michael Surko, Kalpana Bhandarkar, Nora Helfgott, Ken Peake, and Irwin Epstein)
- Experience of Racism as a Correlate of Developmental and Health Outcomes Among Urban Adolescent Mental Health Clients (Michael Surko, Dianne Ciro, Caryl Blackwood, Michael Nembhard, and Ken Peake)
- Multiple Risks, Multiple Worries, and Adolescent Coping: What Clinicians Need to Ask About (Michael Surko, Ken Peake, Irwin Epstein, and Daniel Medeiros)
- Data-Mining Client Concerns in Adolescent Mental Health Services: Clinical and Program Implications (Ken Peake, Michael Surko, Irwin Epstein, and Daniel Medeiros)
- Collaborative Data-Mining in an Adolescent Mental Health Service: Clinicians Speak of Their Experience (Dianne Ciro and Michael Nembhard)
- Reference Notes Included