Division of Continuing and Extended Education
Cleveland State University

Criminalization of Children’s Mental Health: Navigating the Juvenile Court Competency Hearing Process



Course Information

Title: Criminalization of Children’s Mental Health: Navigating the Juvenile Court Competency Hearing Process


Course start date: Friday, January 20, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Check-in will start at 8:30 A.M



Registration & Payment




The registration period has closed for this event.

Registration cost: $79.00


Last day to register: 1/20/2023 7:00 AM




Course Description

This continuing education program seeks to demystify the juvenile court competency determination process by educating mental health professionals about the juvenile competency evaluation process. Much like adults, competency determination is a complicated bureaucratic system. However, as often noted in pediatric medicine, it is a mistake to view children as small adults when developing treatment and rehabilitation policies. The course will review the evaluation process and examine the pipelines that result in the initial youth detention. In addition, innovative approaches to prevent the legal offense from occurring in the first place will be examined including the mental health services to treat children who have experienced trauma. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the topic.



By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. List the common pipelines that lead to the initial need for youth detention including mental health considerations.

2. Discuss Ohio Revised Code guidelines for the juvenile competency determination report.

3. Explain innovative and contemporary mental health services being used to reduce the need for youth detention through government policy and NGOs efforts.



Keynote: Habeebah Rasheed Grimes Psy.S.

Leah Winsberg, Esq.

Brian L. Bethel, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LCDC III, RPT-S


3 CE Credits


Please note that attendees must be present for the entirety of the course to obtain credit.

  • Check-in will start at 8:30 A.M.


Professional Approvals

CASAL is an approved as a provider of continuing education for psychologists by the Ohio

Psychological Association Office of Mandatory Continuing Education (OPA-MCE). Our Approved Provider # is 340966056.

State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board approval completed. Approval number is MCST01230644.

Ohio Supreme Court continuing education approval received.

CSU Alumni

Contact your College or School for information regarding available Alumni discount programs. Email cecasal@csuohio.edu


Disability Services

Cleveland State University serves hundreds of students with a variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, chronic health issues, attention deficit disorders, psychological conditions, visual impairments, mobility impairments, and hearing impairments. Anyone requesting accommodations due to a disability should make her or his request through the Office of Disability Services. Cleveland State University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Refund Policy

Cleveland State University Division of Continuing and Extended Education Cancellation Refund Policy.


Refund to original payment is made at 100% when a registrant cancels attendance at least two business days before the start of the first class. There are no refunds for a cancellation with less than 48 hours' notice. After class starts, there are no changes or cancellations. Credit card refunds take 7-10 business days to show up on your credit card statement. Cash refunds by check take 10 to 14 business days to process.

Contact Us

Questions regarding the course email cecasal@csuohio.edu or call (216) 523-7234.




Hybrid Format: Live-In person or webinar


In person location: Cleveland State University - Cleveland Marshall School of Law

The exact event location and webinar registration link will be included in the confirmation email.


If you are having trouble finding the location the day of the event please call the event organizer at 216.387.2142


If you wish to change your registration method selected simply email CECASAL@CSUOHIO.EDU


Thank you very much for your registration to the course.

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