Successful Intervention Strategies with Dually Diagnosed Adolescents

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The Interventions and Supports for Adolescents and Families Program (ISAF) is a multi-disciplinary treatment model for IDD/MI adolescents and their families. Findings from the programÂ’s evaluation and multiple case study demonstrated that teaching youth coping skills related to their mental disorder and simultaneously providing support to their parents as keys to successfully reducing maladaptive behaviors and eliminating risks to residential placements.

Julanne Burton, PhD Liberty Resources, Inc., Syracuse, NY.

Produced in 2016