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Exploring Delinquent Behavior in Girls

Course #: 06-306

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

***This course will be expiring on 12/31/2019. After this date you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

CE Course Description

This brief, intermediate level continuing level course, developed using information from U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, examines patterns of offending among adolescents, and girls in particular. The course delineates developmental patterns of girls’ delinquency, as described in current literature, and summarizes the results of two major studies that evaluated delinquent behavior over the course of childhood and adolescence.

CE Course Objectives

1. Describe the initiation and cessation of girls’ delinquency at different ages, and how life-stage models delineate between early and late starters.

2. Outline the methodology and findings of the The Fast Track Project and Denver Youth Survey.

3. Evaluate the prevalence of offending and the average frequency of participation in delinquent behavior among juvenile offenders, and particularly girls.

4. Examine girls’ patterns of delinquent behavior over the course of their childhood and adolescence.

5. Discuss the implications of study findings on prevention and intervention efforts.


Instructor Notes
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.

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