International Congress mh-jj2011 Print E-mail

 May 19th and 20th 2011

the Centre Hospitalier Jean Titeca

organises, in partnership with

the Service de Psychiatrie et de Psychologie Médicale du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brugmann (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

and the ASBL Esquirol

an International Congress about the organization of psychiatric care for juvenile justice offenders with mental health disorders


« Mental Health – Juvenile Justice »

« If you please, draw me your hell »

« Adolescence, violence, psychiatric disorders and mandated care »


with the support of

  • Ministère Fédéral belge de la Santé Publique

  • Région de Bruxelles-Capitale

  • Communauté Française de Belgique

and the support of Région Wallone and the Vlaamse Overheid.

The complex questions related to the adolescents “comorbidity” (severe psychological disabilities associated to severe behavioral disabilities known by the Juvenile Justice) only begin today to emerge in the international medical literature. However, care systems for these specific forensic disabilities are not described in literature.

These offenders, adolescents or young adults with psychiatric disorders, arouse a lot of emotions and contrasted comments in our society. During these two days, international recognized experts will discuss questions about:

  • Updated scientific knowledge about mental disorders requiring special care for juvenile offenders

  • Presentation of clinical, theoretical, methodological resources in this field

  • Comparison of international legal systems in regard with ethical considerations

  • Difficulties known in the construction of a care network for youngsters raise complex questions about dialogue and collaboration between justice, mental health and youth welfare.

The invited speakers present their publications and/or their professional experiences through expositions, communications, posters or workshops (Program).

This event will also celebrate the 8th anniversary of the admission unit Karibu of the Centre Hospitalier Jean Titeca.