As part of the 34th Annual International Congress on Law and Mental Health, I've been here at Sigmund Freud University in Vienna, Austria to present my work, "Teen Courts: Children Participating in Justice," available on the Social Science Research Network at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2605456. This piecek is the result of original research done by students in the Child Advocacy Practicum and the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law at Regent University School of Law, and is published as Chapter 12 of International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation: From Social Exclusion to Child-Inclusive Policies (Oxford University Press 2015).
Freud's work on psychoanalysis helped to form the beginnings of mental health as a science, though designed to counter a Judeo Christian biblical paradigm of human reason and the soul, missing the mark for human longing. A child's participation in justice, however, provides exactly the example for development of a solid understanding of reason in a context of law, faith and family restoration. Find out how at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2605456.