Co-creation of a violence risk assessment and management tool DASA-YEV for juveniles with mental health needs and risk for violent behaviour
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (Coordinator)
RN, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Senior Researcher and University Lecturer
Adjunct Associate Professor
Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science
Swinburne University of Technology, AUSTRALIA
The main goal of this study is to create a new practical and research-based tool to help staff assess and manage the risk of violence together with juveniles with mental health needs. The new tool DASA-YEV (Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression – Youth Engagement Version) will be based on DASA-P and DASA-YV instruments. Risk management will be guided by best practices of non-coercive methods (e.g. Aggression Prevention Protocol from eDASA+APP by Maguire et el. 2019).
- Methods and outcomes of assessing and managing the risk of violence in a juvenile institutional environment – a systematic literature review.
- Co-creation and modifying DASA-YV and DASA-P to Finnish juvenile institutional care context.
- Develop a new dynamic violence risk assessment and management tool DASA-YEV for the juvenile institutional environment.
- Evaluate the impact of the new DASA-YEV tool on the prevention of youth violence in juvenile institutional environments – a feasibility quasi-experimental study.
- Digitalization and testing effectiveness of DASA-YEV.
- This study will produce an evidence-based method which promotes juveniles’ engagement in their own care, and supports their capability to self-control and reinforces therapeutic alliance with professionals.
- Scientific information on the current practices and development needs of risk assessment and management of violence, as well as on the co-creation process.
- Örebro University, Sweden
- Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
- Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa
- Niuvanniemi Hospital
- Humana, Telakka, juvenile detention centre
Mental Health Blueskies, University of Turku, Faculty of Medicine