Date of Award


Document Type

Critically Appraised Topic

Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)


Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Anne Haskins

Second Advisor

Breann Lamborn

Third Advisor

Gail Bass/Devon Olson Lambert


This critically appraised topic paper focuses on interventions for improving adolescents' mental health status to promote engagement in occupations in the JJS. With many factors to consider, adolescent demographics and previous contexts were described first, then the impact that mental health programs in the JJS have on adolescents' mental health was reviewed. Finally, occupational therapy’s role in improving occupational engagement through addressing mental health was investigated.

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