Psychosocial needs of boys in secure care for serious or persistent offending.

  title={Psychosocial needs of boys in secure care for serious or persistent offending.},
  author={Richard C Harrington and Leo Kroll and Justine Rothwell and Kimberly D McCarthy and Devvon Bradley and Sue Bailey},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={46 8},
BACKGROUND The mental health of child offenders who are detained in secure settings is a matter of great public and professional concern but there has been little systematic longitudinal research on the outcomes of these problems once the young person has returned to the community. The aims of the present study were to describe the psychosocial outcomes of boys in secure care and to establish if these outcomes were correlated with criminal outcomes. METHOD Prospective cohort study of 97 boys… CONTINUE READING
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