Title

Enrolling and Engaging High-Risk Youths and Families in Community-Based, Brief Intervention Services

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Department

Criminal Justice

Abstract

Increasing interest has been shown in brief interventions for troubled persons, including those with substance abuse problems. Most of the published literature on this topic has focused on adults, and on the efficacy of these interventions. Few of these studies have examined the critical issues of enrollment and engagement in brief intervention services. The present article seeks to address the shortcomings in the current literature by reporting on our experiences implementing National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded brief intervention projects involving truant and diversion program youths.

Publication Title

Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse

Volume

20

Issue

4

First Page

330

Last Page

350