HD8 - Collection of Evidence-based Practices for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Treatment Needs, 9th Edition
Dear Fellow Citizen of the Commonwealth:
As Chair of the General Assembly’s Commission on Youth, it is my pleasure to present the 9th Edition of the Collection of Evidence-based Practices for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Treatment Needs.
The 9th Edition of the Collection is designed to be a quick reference guide for those seeking an overview of evidence-based mental health treatments for children and adolescents. This condensed edition provides a description of mental health conditions that affect youth, a discussion of evidence-based treatments, and a compendium of resources for further reading. The 9th edition includes a newly added section on the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown and its impact on children’s mental health. This edition, and recent previous editions, are available on the Commission’s website at http://vcoy.virginia.gov.
The 2002 General Assembly, through Senate Joint Resolution 99, directed the Virginia Commission on Youth to coordinate the collection of treatments that are recognized as effective for children, including juvenile offenders, who have mental health treatment needs, symptoms, and disorders.
To ensure that this information remained current and reached the intended audience, the 2003 General Assembly passed Senate Joint Resolution 358, which requires the Commission on Youth to update the Collection biennially and to disseminate it via web technologies. Since 2003, the Commission has updated this resource and made it available through the Commission on Youth website and in print editions.
For more information about the Virginia Commission on Youth or the Collection, I encourage you to visit our website at http://vcoy.virginia.gov.
/s/ Emily M. Brewer