COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
March 4, 2011
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Virginia General Assembly’s Commission on Youth has updated their 2009 document of evidence-based practices that are proven to be the most effective for children and adolescents with mental health disorders. The Collection, 4th Edition, is intended for parents, caregivers, educators, service providers and others who are seeking current research on evidence-based treatments. Disorders included in this resource are classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The Collection also includes information on
The Collection 4th Edition can be accessed at the Commission on Youth’s Web site: http://vcoy.virginia.gov/collection.asp. Questions may be directed to Leah Hamaker, legislative policy analyst, at 804.371.2481 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Wayne Barry, student services specialist at 804.692.0396 or Wayne.Barry@doe.virginia.gov.