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Massachusetts youth screening instrument for mental health needs of youths in residential welfare/justice institutions: identifying gender differences across countries and settings

Lore Van Damme UGent, Thomas Grisso, Robert Vermeiren, Laura Guy, Lize Verbeke UGent, Barbara De Clercq UGent, Marc Schmid, Wouter Vanderplasschen UGent and Olivier Colins (2016) JOURNAL OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOLOGY. 27(5). p.645-664
abstract
This study examines the use of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version (MAYSI-2) for mental health needs among 1643 youngsters in residential welfare/justice institutions in Europe and the USA, identifying gender differences across countries and settings. Overall, the MAYSI-2 appeared to be a reliable instrument among these youngsters, with only some scales falling (slightly) below the threshold of acceptable internal consistency. Girls (vs. boys) in Belgian/USA justice institutions and Swiss mixed welfare/justice institutions displayed higher scores for the angry–irritable, depressed–anxious, somatic complaints, suicide ideation scales. Also, detained girls from Belgium and Switzerland reported higher scores for traumatic experiences. No gender differences were revealed among adolescents in German welfare institutions. Our findings suggest that the MAYSI-2 may serve as a useful mental health screening instrument among youngsters in welfare/justice institutions and that girls in justice institutions and mixed welfare/justice institutions form a particularly vulnerable population with regard to mental health problems.
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DETAINED MALE-ADOLESCENTS, DIFFICULTIES QUESTIONNAIRE SDQ, PSYCHIATRIC-DISORDERS, JUVENILE JUSTICE, CLINICAL UTILITY, CHILD-WELFARE, DETENTION, PREVALENCE, OFFENDERS, MAYSI-2, MAYSI -2, Assessment, psychopathology, externalizing, internalizing
journal title
JOURNAL OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOLOGY
volume
27
issue
5
pages
645 - 664
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Article
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000382763100002
JCR category
CRIMINOLOGY & PENOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1 (2016)
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34/58 (2016)
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3 (2016)
ISSN
1478-9949
DOI
10.1080/14789949.2016.1183034
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English
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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7214204
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7214204
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2016-05-17 14:49:15
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2016-12-19 15:47:27
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  abstract     = {This study examines the use of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version (MAYSI-2) for mental health needs among 1643 youngsters in residential welfare/justice institutions in Europe and the USA, identifying gender differences across countries and settings. Overall, the MAYSI-2 appeared to be a reliable instrument among these youngsters, with only some scales falling (slightly) below the threshold of acceptable internal consistency. Girls (vs. boys) in Belgian/USA justice institutions and Swiss mixed welfare/justice institutions displayed
higher scores for the angry--irritable, depressed--anxious, somatic complaints, suicide ideation scales. Also, detained girls from Belgium and Switzerland reported higher scores for traumatic experiences. No gender differences were revealed among adolescents in German welfare institutions. Our findings suggest that the MAYSI-2 may serve as a useful mental health screening instrument among youngsters in welfare/justice institutions and that girls in justice institutions and
mixed welfare/justice institutions form a particularly vulnerable population with regard to mental health problems.},
  author       = {Van Damme, Lore and Grisso, Thomas and Vermeiren, Robert and Guy, Laura and Verbeke, Lize and De Clercq, Barbara and Schmid, Marc and Vanderplasschen, Wouter and Colins, Olivier},
  issn         = {1478-9949},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY \& PSYCHOLOGY},
  keyword      = {DETAINED MALE-ADOLESCENTS,DIFFICULTIES QUESTIONNAIRE SDQ,PSYCHIATRIC-DISORDERS,JUVENILE JUSTICE,CLINICAL UTILITY,CHILD-WELFARE,DETENTION,PREVALENCE,OFFENDERS,MAYSI-2,MAYSI -2,Assessment,psychopathology,externalizing,internalizing},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {645--664},
  title        = {Massachusetts youth screening instrument for mental health needs of youths in residential welfare/justice institutions: identifying gender differences across countries and settings},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2016.1183034},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Van Damme, Lore, Thomas Grisso, Robert Vermeiren, Laura Guy, Lize Verbeke, Barbara De Clercq, Marc Schmid, Wouter Vanderplasschen, and Olivier Colins. 2016. “Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument for Mental Health Needs of Youths in Residential Welfare/justice Institutions: Identifying Gender Differences Across Countries and Settings.” Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology 27 (5): 645–664.
APA
Van Damme, Lore, Grisso, T., Vermeiren, R., Guy, L., Verbeke, L., De Clercq, B., Schmid, M., et al. (2016). Massachusetts youth screening instrument for mental health needs of youths in residential welfare/justice institutions: identifying gender differences across countries and settings. JOURNAL OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOLOGY, 27(5), 645–664.
Vancouver
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Van Damme L, Grisso T, Vermeiren R, Guy L, Verbeke L, De Clercq B, et al. Massachusetts youth screening instrument for mental health needs of youths in residential welfare/justice institutions: identifying gender differences across countries and settings. JOURNAL OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOLOGY. 2016;27(5):645–64.
MLA
Van Damme, Lore, Thomas Grisso, Robert Vermeiren, et al. “Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument for Mental Health Needs of Youths in Residential Welfare/justice Institutions: Identifying Gender Differences Across Countries and Settings.” JOURNAL OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOLOGY 27.5 (2016): 645–664. Print.