How can a child’s trauma history (adverse childhood experiences) create behavioral health problems that contribute to juvenile delinquency?

How can a child’s trauma history (adverse childhood experiences) create behavioral health problems that contribute to juvenile delinquency?

Introduction to the issue (this is not to be used in your paper):Youth adjudicated delinquent of criminal offenses that land them in detention facilities to serve out their sentences have a disproportionately high number of adverse childhood experiences (trauma history).The days of juvenile justice being solely about keeping a child in custody are over.Juvenile justice in this country focuses on support, services, and treatment.Youth detention facilities that have started using trauma-informed training have seen a decline in the use of restraints and seclusion to address aggressive behavior, and a decline in threats against staff, along with reductions in symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome like nightmares, avoidance symptoms, hopelessness, depression, and anxiety.The youth in the detention facilities report they felt safer and more able to control their negative behaviors when the staff understand that they try to control their behavior but the hurt, pain, and fears (PTSD) from their childhood experiences interfere.

There are 6 empirical scientific research articles I posted.

This AP requires a minimum of 4 relevant resources.Five (5) of the resources I posted for this assignment has a doi.One (1) article has a web address as a locating resource


  • At least 2 + pages – BUT – no more than 3 full pages (reference page is page #4) of evidence supporting your argument.
  • Times New Roman 12 pt. font, double spaced.TWO (2) spaces after every sentence.
  • You must include a reference page (page 4).The reference page does not count as one of your 3 pages of your argument.All references cited in APA style.
  • Use research / legal cases / legislation / court decisions to support your argument.
  • Use a header to identify the assignment – the header will automatically generate on each page of the assignment.(Header under the “insert tab” on your tool bar).Header example – John JonesAP #2

APA REFERENCE FORMATTING – Every resource used must have an in-text citation to identify the information AND must have a reference entry on your reference page.


When citing an author in text the name and date should be at the end of a sentence (Jones, 2017).The period to end the sentence is inserted after the parenthesis.

IN YOUR LIST OF REFERENCES…..list resources alphabetically.Every reference must have either a doi or a web address.

Reference entry example of an article from an empirical resource with DOI Assigned

Jones, D.(2017).Strategies for effective studying.Journal of Education, 41(11/12), 1245-1283. doi:10.1108/03090560710821161

Reference entry example of an article from an empirical resource without a DOI Assigned

Jones, D.(2017).Strategies for effective studying.Journal of Education, 41(11/12), 1245-1283.Retrieved from http//

The resources for this argumentative paper must include relevant empirical (scientific) Journal articles (2013-present date) and/or relevant law/statutes, legal case/legislation/Court decisions.

Argumentative paper (AP) guidelines:

  • Organize and outline your outlook on a specific issue
  • Inform others of your stance, point of view, or side of the issue
  • Present your unique perspective on the topic (this is NOT a group project – each of you have the capacity to think for yourself to create an original argument)
  • Frame the discussion in the form of an argument in support of your position
  • Demonstrate that you understand the primary issue
  • Be consistent in your argument (maintain focus of your perception of the problem under study)
  • Focus on logical arguments and important evidence that supports your viewpoint

APA rules of writing require Times New Roman size 12 font.Double space between all text lines.This assignment guide is double spaced and uses Times New Roman size 12 font.APA rules of writing require 2 (two) spaces between sentences.Do not create a title page. Use a header to identify the assignment and your name.

Start with a paragraph (thesis statement) stating the problem (a paragraph has at minimum 3 sentences (usually more BUT at least 3).This tells the reader you understand the topic and issue.Your AP should have several paragraphs.Indent the first line of every paragraph.Paragraphs provide structure and order to your essay.A paragraph is a collection of related sentences dealing with a single idea.The basic rule of thumb with paragraphing is to keep one idea to one paragraph.If you begin to transition into a new idea, it belongs in a new paragraph.

Refer to the supporting empirical research, and/or law, legal case or legislation that is consistent with your thesis statement and reinforces your position.The research facts establish your grasp of the problem and gives authority to your argument.Write in a technical form….no emotion, no fluff, no filler (BS)…this is not a paper of how you “feel”, it is a statement of fact that supports your argument.Focus on the logical arguments and stay on point throughout the paper.

The conclusion summarizes your argument based on your perception of the problem and concludes with why your argument is important and should be influential.The conclusion does not introduce any new concepts that were not addressed in your essay.Your conclusion should effectively answer this question. Why was your analysis and argument of the topic important?Do not simply repeat things from your paper.Show how the points you made and the empirical research, law, legal cases and/or legislation you used fit together to create an interesting original essay that emphasizes your perspective on the topic.

The research you use for your argument must be empirical (scientific) and/or law, legal cases, court decisions, and legislation.Do not use debateapedia, wikipedia or any web site ending in pedia, definitions from dictionaries, webmed, encyclopedias, Dr. OZ, Dr. Phil, blogs, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Oprah, Nancy Grace or any of the other broadcasters in popular or social media.If you cannot find a publication date and the name of the author it is unlikely to be an empirical research source.Do not cut and paste anything from any website.This assignment is for you to use critical thinking skills and to have a voice in presenting your unique perspective on a topic.