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Evidence-Based Practices
The information on this website is offered as a completely free service to families and mental health professionals to help ensure that children and adolescents benefit from the most up-to-date information about mental health psychosocial interventions.

Phases and Activities of the Wraparound Process
The National Wrap Around Initiative released a report describing wrap around services for children and adolescents with mental health treatment needs.

PowerPoint Presentation: Bringing Effective Interventions to Children and Their Families


Early Identification & Intervention

Uncovering an Epidemic - Screening for Mental Illness in Teens
The New England Journal of Medicine clarifies misconceptions about screening teenagers for mental illness.

NAMI's Response to Attacks on Mental Health Screening

President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
The report released by the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health includes recomendations designed to improve the mental healthcare system. Goal Four of the report calls for the early identification of mental illness.


Children & Medications

Antipsychotic Medicines for Children and Teens: A Review of the Antipsychotic Medicines for Children and Teens: A Review of the Research for Parents and Caregivers

NAMI's Report on Children and Psychotropic Medications
NAMI convened an expert work group in developing this report on Children and Psychotropic Medications. The report provides important perspectives on the need for sound clinical practice in child psychiatry and providing parents with information to make decisions in the best interest of their child.

Youth Suicide Increases


National Institute of Mental Health

What is NIMH?
The National Institute on Mental Health is the lead Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders. Its mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior. Their site includes up-to-date reports concerning child and adolescent mental health.

Scientists Can Predict Psychotic Illness in up to 80 Percent of High-Risk Youth

Brain Matures a Few Years Late in ADHD, But Follows Normal Pattern


Other Resources

CIT for Youth Full Manual

Reinvesting in the Community: A Family Guide to Expanding Home and Community-Based Mental Health Services and Supports

Supporting Schools and Communities in Breaking the Prison Pipeline: A Guide to Emerging and Promising Crisis Intervention Programs for Youth