Epidemiology of Trauma in a Population of Incarcerated Youth
This study assessed the types, circumstances, frequency, & health consequences of trauma suffered by juvenile delinquents at a secure residential training school. A review of 369 medical records of 387 youth, aged 10-17, admitted to one such facility between 1978 & 1982 was made. 9% of incidents serious enough to require a health care provider’s attention were suicide attempts. 9 ref.