COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 44

March 14, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

SJR 99- Report on Effective Treatment Modalities for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Treatment Needs

 

The 2002 General Assembly enacted Senate Joint Resolution 99 (SJR 99) which directed the Commission on Youth to collect and disseminate empirically-based information on treatment modalities and practices recognized as effective for the treatment of children, including juvenile offenders, with mental health treatment needs, symptoms, and disorders. This effort has been guided by both an advisory and a clinical group comprised of state and local representatives from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, Department of Social Services, Department of Medical Assistance Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Education, Office of Comprehensive Services, private providers and parent representatives. A copy of the final report is located in the Reports Section on the Commission on Youths website (http://coy.state.va.us) A link from the Departments website to the commissions site has been established to facilitate securing the report. Specifically, the link can be found in the school psychology section of the Office of Student Services site http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Sped/PSYCHpage.html).

 

If you have questions about this report, please contact Don Fleming, specialist, Office of Student Services, at dfleming@mail.vak12ed.edu or (804) 225-2185.