Functional impairment in youth three years after detention.

  title={Functional impairment in youth three years after detention.},
  author={Karen M. Abram and Jeanne Y Choe and Jason J. Washburn and Erin Gregory Romero and Linda A. Teplin},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={44 6},
PURPOSE This article examines functional impairment across global and specific dimensions among youth 3 years after their detention. METHODS Functional impairment was assessed using the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) in a large, stratified, random sample of formerly detained youth (N = 1653). RESULTS More than one-fifth of the individuals in the sample were scored as having marked impairment that required, at minimum, "multiple sources of care" (CAFAS Total Score… CONTINUE READING