Whole Systems Approaches

  • Brigitte Squire
  • Tom Jefford
  • Cindy Cupit Swenson


Aggression and antisocial behaviours are the most common mental health and behavioural difficulties experienced by children and young people aged 5 to 16 years (ONS, 2005). These behaviours significantly impact functioning and quality of life during childhood and adolescence, and are associated with an increased rate of mental health need during adulthood (NICE 2013). Children and youth who display antisocial behaviours are more likely to perform poorly in school, abuse substances, have contacts with the criminal justice system (CJS) and experience social isolation during adolescence.


Antisocial Behaviour Juvenile Offender Drug Court Normalisation Process Theory Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care 
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  • Tom Jefford
  • Cindy Cupit Swenson

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