Provision of Interventions in Adolescent Forensic Units - A European Perspective

Johanna Berg, David Öberg, Marie Jeanne Haack, Maritta Anneli Vaelimaeki, Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino

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This study aimed to describe treatment settings and interventions provided by adolescent forensic inpatient units in four Northern European countries. Data were collected with the Monitoring Area and Phase System (MAPS). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and qualitative methods. Results showed that there were differences in intake criteria and in theoretical orientation between the units studied. In addition, there were differences in treatment focus. The results can be used in service planning and provision of care in adolescent forensic setting. Exchange of information cross-nationally facilitates the advancement of knowledge and sets parameters for education in the clinical forensic setting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-164
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Forensic Mental Health
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • adolescent
  • forensic psychiatry
  • international
  • intervention
  • provision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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