Archives par mot-clé : Violent adolescents

Julie Vanhalst : from foosball to chess, the taming of the link

Within the penal system we meet adolescents who have committed acts of violence in other institutional settings. Their traumatic past is not unrelated to their present-day actings. Incapable of articulating a request for help, they shun the treatment services that are supposed to receive them – or is it the other way around? Within the judicial system, the clinician can set up a treatment arrangement that can tame the link and gradually enable the patient to ask for help.

Adolescence, 2021, 39, 2, 367-378.