Psych Matters

Violence in Youth - Part 1

April 01, 2022 RANZCP
Psych Matters
Violence in Youth - Part 1
Show Notes

The Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry is comprised of a small group of psychiatrists from around Australia and New Zealand.  It is an active section that hosts the only annual Youth Forensic conference worldwide.  In this podcast, members of the binational committee for Child and Adolescent Youth Forensic Psychiatry discuss violence in Youth. 
Their discussions will include the historical context in which rates of violence currently exist, the link between violence and various mental health, personality and neurodevelopmental diagnostic groups, and some specific violence interventions being developed in Melbourne. 
They also talk about assessing risk of violence and the tools that they sometimes use to assess risk and target areas for intervention.  While this is a relatively narrow specialist topic, the point around considering strengths when assessing risk in the absence of known adult function is emphasised during the podcast.

Dr James Gardiner
Chair of NZ Branch of the Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry.

Dr Adam Deacon
Consultant Forensic Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Alfred Health - Youth Forensic Specialist Service 

Associate Professor John Kasinathan
MBBS (Hons I; Syd), M.Psychiatry, FRANZCP, Cert. Forensic Psych., M.FMH (UNSW), Cert. Child Adol. Psych.
Consultant Forensic, Child, Adolescent and Generalist Psychiatrist
Conjoint Associate Professor, UNSW Medicine
Clinical Director Adolescent Mental Health, Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network, NSW Health
Medical Director Adolescent and Young Adult Program, Northside Clinic St Leonards 

 Associate Professor Scott Harden
Medical Director Forensic Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Queensland Children’s Hospital and Health Service
Child, Adolescent and Adult Forensic Psychiatrist
Assisting Psychiatrist Qld Mental Health Court

Dr Enys Delmage
Consultant Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Otago University

 Dr Brendan Daugherty
Consultant Child and Adolescent, General Adult and Forensic Psychiatrist
Staff Specialist in Adolescent Mental Health, Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network, NSW
Visiting Medical Officer, Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, NT

Dr Annie Parsons
Child, Adolescent and Forensic Psychiatrist
Cobham Youth Justice Centre & Adolescent Court and Community Team,
Adolescent Mental Health, Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network

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