U.S. Department of Justice

Collection of Evidence-based Practices for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Treatment Needs, 4th Edition

Publication year: 2010 | Cataloged on: Nov. 21, 2013

Library ID

  • 027443

Other Information

  • 2010
  • 308 pages
ANNOTATION: If you are looking for evidence-based mental health treatment options for juveniles, you should begin with this document. It “has been developed to provide information to families, clinicians, administrators, policymakers and others seeking information about evidence-based practices for child and adolescent mental health disorders … [and] also includes information on assessment in order to emphasize that all clinical decisions should be made in consultation with the data. Accordingly, data should be collected to justify treatment plans, changes in treatment plans, and terminations (p. 4-5). Sections cover: the role of family in treatment programs; key components of successful treatment programs; reference chart of disorders and evidence-based treatments; intellectual disability; autism spectrum disorders; adjustment disorders; behavior disorders (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and oppositional defiant and conducted disorders); maladaptive disorders (sexual offending, eating disorders, juvenile firesetting, and non-suicidal self-injurious behavior); habit disorders; anxiety disorders; trauma; obsessive-compulsive disorders; mood disorders (depression and dysthymia, and pediatric bipolar disorder); early-onset schizophrenia; substance use disorders; youth suicide; school-based mental health services; juvenile offending; antidepressants and the risk of suicidal behavior; general description of providers; terms used in mental health delivery systems; and commonly-used acronyms and abbreviations.
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