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National Research Council (US) and Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on the Prevention of Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse Among Children, Youth, and Young Adults: Research Advances and Promising Interventions; O'Connell ME, Boat T, Warner KE, editors. Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2009.

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Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities.

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This report is the work of the Committee on the Prevention of Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse Among Children, Youth, and Young Adults: Research Advances and Promising Interventions, a project of the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The expertise and hard work of the committee were advanced by the support of our sponsors, the contributions of able consultants and staff, and the input of outside experts. The majority of funding for this project was provided by the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), with supplementary funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The guidance and support of Anne Mathews-Younes and Paul Brounstein, SAMHSA; Robert Heinssen, NIMH; Elizabeth Robertson, NIDA; and Vivian Faden, NIAAA, were much appreciated.

Throughout this process, the committee benefited from presentations or written input by individuals with a range of perspectives (see Appendix B). The committee is thankful for the useful contributions of these many individuals. We would like to thank those who wrote papers that were invaluable to the committee’s discussions: Tom Dishion, University of Oregon; Daniel Eisenberg, University of Michigan; Pauline E. Ginsberg, Utica College; Mark Greenberg, Pennsylvania State University; J. David Hawkins, University of Washington; Kamilah Neighbors, University of Michigan; Ron Prinz, University of South Carolina; Anne W. Riley, Johns Hopkins University; Herbert Severson, Oregon Research Institute; Brian Smith, University of Washington; Hill Walker, Oregon Research Institute; and Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Harvard University. We are also thankful to those who assisted committee members with literature searches, background research, or analyses, including Mark Alter, Columbia University; Christine Cody, Oregon Research Institute; Alaatin Erkanli, Duke University Medical Center; Erika Hinds, University of Oregon; Armando Pina, Arizona State University; and Joan Twohey-Jacobs, University of La Verne. We also thank Casey Family Programs for their travel support.

This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the Report Review Committee of the NRC. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Sherry Glied, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Larry A. Green, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO; Mark T. Greenberg, Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University; Deborah Gross, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing and School of Medicine; Peter S. Jensen, President’s Office, The REACH Institute (REsource for Advancing Children’s Health), New York; Sheppard G. Kellam, Center for Integrating Education and Prevention Research in Schools, American Institutes for Research; Bruce G. Link, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Patricia J. Mrazek, independent consultant; Estelle B. Richman, Secretary’s Office, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare; and Huda Y. Zoghbi, Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetics, Neurology, and Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine.

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Floyd E. Bloom, Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular and Integrative Neuroscience, Scripps Research Institute, and Richard G. Frank, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard University Medical School. Appointed by the NRC, they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

The committee appreciates the support provided by members of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families, under the leadership of Bernard Guyer, and we are grateful for the leadership and support of Rosemary Chalk, director of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families.

Finally, numerous National Academies’ staff played meaningful roles that contributed to the production of this report. Ann Page, with the IOM Board on Health Care Services, provided useful guidance and suggestions during the launch of the study. Bridget Kelly, who initially joined the team as a policy fellow, was convinced to stay on to assist with innumerable analytic and writing tasks that were consistently handled with the utmost competence. Along with Bridget, Margaret Hilton served as a reviewer of project abstracts, and Hope Hare helped set up an abstract database. Wendy Keenan was an asset to the team from the very first day by helping with a range of research, analysis, contracting, and logistical challenges. In addition, Matthew Von Hendy and Bill McLeod, research librarians, provided invaluable assistance with literature searches and references. Jay Labov provided a very insightful review of an earlier draft of the neuroscience chapter. A final thanks is due to Mary Ann Kasper, who managed numerous administrative details during our multiple meetings, workshops, and conference calls.

Kenneth E. Warner, Chair

Thomas F. Boat, Vice Chair

Mary Ellen O’Connell, Study Director

Committee on the Prevention of Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse Among Children, Youth, and Young Adults: Research Advances and Promising Interventions

Copyright © 2009, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK32790


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