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    Report Document No. 252

    Document Title
    Biennial Report on the Collection of Evidence-Based Treatment Modalities for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Treatment Needs

    Virginia Commission on Youth

    Enabling Authority
    SJR 358 (Regular Session, 2003)

    Executive Summary
    [This summary was replaced on 06/24/06 by its author.]

    The Collection of Evidence-based Treatments for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Treatment Needs (Collection) was compiled by the Commission on Youth with the assistance from an advisory group of experts pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 99 (2002). The Collection was published in House Document 9 in late 2002.

    The 2003 General Assembly, through Senate Joint Resolution 358, directed the Virginia Commission on Youth to update the Collection biennially. This initiative originated from recommendations made to the 2002 General Assembly by the Virginia Commission on Youth regarding the initial publication of the Collection. The Advisory Group indicated that this information would quickly lose value if it was not updated on a regular basis. The Advisory Group suggested that the Commission on Youth update the Collection biennially so that it would reflect the most recent research regarding effective mental health treatments for children and adolescents.

    Senate Joint Resolution 358 was adopted by the 2003 General Assembly Session. The Commission on Youth designed this initiative to be assisted by an advisory group, which was to provide overall guidance, including direction and philosophy for the update of the collection of evidence-based treatment modalities for children and adolescents with mental health treatment needs. The Collection of Evidence-based Treatments for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Treatment Needs (Collection) published herein is the second edition of a document initially mandated through Senate Joint Resolution 99 (2002). The updated Collection, 2nd Edition has been published and also been made available on the Commission on Youth website for widespread dissemination to parents, caregivers, educators, advocates, mental health policy makers, service providers, and others seeking current research on evidence-based treatments.

    The Collection, 2nd Edition includes sections on:

    Mental Retardation;
    Pervasive Developmental Disorders;
    Behavior Disorders;
    Maladaptive Behaviors;
    Tourette's Disorder;
    Anxiety Disorders;
    Mood Disorders;
    Co-Occurrence Of Substance Abuse And Mental Illness;
    Youth Suicide;
    School-Based Services;
    Antidepressants and the Rise of Suicide
    Juvenile Offenders; and
    Helpful Resources and Frequently Used Terms.