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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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BOpen Session and Workshop Agenda

First Committee Meeting

May 14, 2007

National Academy of Sciences

2100 C Street, NW, Washington, DC

Ken Warner, Committee Chair
10:10Sponsor Perspectives
  • background and objectives for study
  • overview of relevant agency portfolio

Meyer Glantz, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Robert Heinssen, National Institute of Mental Health
Kathryn Power, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
11:15Discussion of Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders (IOM, 1994)
Reflections on the Committee’s Work: Bob Haggerty (via teleconference)
Reflections on the report’s impact: Pat Mrazek (via teleconference)
Reflections on progress since the report’s release: Bill Beardslee
Committee Discussion
  • What type of impact did the 1994 report have and why?
  • How have the theoretical basis and/or research methods evolved?
  • How has the research base changed? Is there evidence that prevention reduces the incidence of mental disorders?
  • What are key considerations in thinking about the potential impact of this committee’s work?
12:30Discussion of Morning’s Presentations
1:30Perspectives of Key Organizations
Guiding Questions:
  • Does your organization have a position on mental health promotion or prevention of mental health disorders?
  • What role do evidence-based practices and other relevant research play in your efforts?
  • How are evidence-based practices best translated to your field/service system?
  • What are the biggest barriers to the adoption of evidence-based practices?

Barry Anton, American Psychological Association
Diane Galloway, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
David Hawkins, Society for Prevention Research
Dan R. Hoyt, American Sociological Association
Alain Joffe, American Academy of Pediatrics and Society for Adolescent Medicine
David Mrazek, American Psychiatric Association
David Shern, Mental Health America
Anastasia (Stacy) Kalamaros Skalski, National Association of School Psychologists
3:45Discussion of Committee Charge
  • Study Goals & Scope; Key Issues and Themes; Terminology (“prevention,” “disorder,” “substance abuse,” “promising,” “mental health promotion”)

Ken Warner
4:45Closing Comments
Ken Warner and Tom Boat
5:00Break and End of Open Session

Research Workshop on Prevention Science:

Methodology and Implementation

October 30, 2007

Keck Building, Room 100

500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC

8:30Welcome and Introduction: Ken Warner, Committee Chair
8:45Panel One: Prevention Intervention Methodology
  • To discuss the science related to the efficacy and effectiveness of prevention interventions, particularly in relation to methodological advances and challenges since 1994
  • To identify and discuss methodological issues in evaluating prevention programs (e.g., effects size assessment; effects on different outcomes, subgroup effects, long-term effects)
  • To discuss standards for program efficacy and program effectiveness
  • To highlight how basic science can inform intervention science
  • To describe best practices beyond RCTs (e.g., qualitative methodology, continuous improvement strategies, time series designs)

Moderator Introduction: Hendricks Brown, Committee Member and University of South Florida
Presentations (10–12 minutes each):
Level of Evidence in Prevention ResearchBrian Flay, Oregon State University
Exploring Alternative Design MethodologiesSteve West, Arizona State University
The Developmental Epidemiology StrategyShep Kellam, American Institutes for Research
Learning from EthnographyLinda Burton, Duke University
How Neuroscience Can Inform PreventionDanny Pine, National Institute of Mental Health
Moderated Discussion – Hendricks Brown
11:00Panel Two: The Science of Prevention Interventions: Challenges and Successes
  • To identify necessary components of successful programs and program implementation
  • To identify challenges in implementing programs in new communities
  • To review the implementation science base for select programs with demonstrated effectiveness
  • To discuss whether there are emerging standards for the implementation of evidence-based practices
  • To discuss issues related to adaptation and fidelity, particularly issues of cultural competence and relevance

Moderator Introduction: Carl Bell, Committee Member and Community Mental Health Council
Presentations (12–15 minutes each):
The Prevention of Mental Health Disorders in Early Childhood: Current Status and Future ChallengesHiro Yoshikawa, Harvard University
Parenting and Family-Based Preventive InterventionsRon Prinz, University of South Carolina (via videoconference)
School-Based Prevention: Current Status and Future Challenges - Mark Greenberg, Pennsylvania State University
Community-Based InterventionsDavid Hawkins, University of Washington
Prevention Intervention for Ethnic Minority Children and AdolescentsGuillermo Bernal, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
1:30Moderated Discussion of Panel 2 Presentations
Respondent: Mareasa Isaacs, National Alliance of Multi-Ethnic Behavioral Health
Moderated Discussion: Carl Bell
3:00Panel Three: Implementation Systems: Challenges, Successes, and Opportunities in Implementing and Disseminating Evidence-Based Interventions
  • To identify key challenges in adapting and implementing interventions to service systems and communities
  • To consider issues which define community readiness
  • To identify system/community considerations in choosing an intervention
  • To consider what policies and systems are most likely to support the effective large-scale dissemination of proven prevention efforts supporting children and families (e.g., schools, mental health, health care, family support)
  • To consider opportunities to implement proven prevention interventions and policies at multiple system levels (e.g., federal, state, local)

Moderator Introduction: Bill Beardslee, Children’s Hospital Boston and Committee Member
Presentations (10–12 minutes each):
Working with Public School Systems: Ecological PrinciplesMarc Atkins, University of Illinois at Chicago
Working with Health Care and Mental Health Care SystemsJames Guevara, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Working with Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice SystemsPatti Chamberlain, Oregon Social Learning Center
Public Policy Challenges and Opportunities to Prevent Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse in Children, Youth and Young AdultsJane Knitzer, National Center for Children in Poverty
Moderated Discussion: Bill Beardslee
5:25Closing Comments: Ken Warner
5:30Workshop Adjourns

Third Committee Meeting

October 31, 2007

Keck Building, Room 100

500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC

10:00Welcome and Purpose of Session
Ken Warner, Committee Chair
10:10Mental Health Promotion: Definitions and Evidence
A Mental Health Promotion Perspective: Joseph Durlak, Department of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
A Health Promotion Perspective: Marshall Kreuter, Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University
The European Union Approach: Clemens Hosman, Prevention Research Centre, Radboud University and Maastricht University
Committee Discussion: Ken Warner, Committee Chair
1:00Cost-Effectiveness of Preventive Interventions
Daniel Eisenberg and Kamilah Neighbors, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Committee Discussion: Tom Boat, Committee Vice-Chair
2:00Implications of Poverty for Prevention
Larry Aber, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University
Committee Discussion: Ken Warner
3:00End of Open Session

Fourth Committee Meeting

December 6–7, 2007

Beckman Center, Board Room

Irvine, California

December 6, 2007
9:00Panel on Genetics, Epigenetics, and Developmental Neuroscience: Research Advances, Future Directions, and Implications for Prevention
Ken Warner, Moderator
Panel Presentations
Pasko Rakic (via videoconference), Yale University
Jay Gingrich, Columbia University
David Amaral, University of California, Davis
Judy Cameron, University of Pittsburgh and Oregon Health & Science University
10:45Panel Presentations (continued)
Daniel Geschwind (via videoconference), University of California, Los Angeles
Frances Champagne, Columbia University
11:30Panel Discussion (through working lunch)
1:15Prevention of Schizophrenia
Tom Boat, Moderator
Bill McFarlane, Maine Medical Center and University of Vermont
Ken Warner, Moderator
Ann Riley, The Johns Hopkins University
Herb Severson, Oregon Research Institute and University of Oregon
3:45Break and End of Open Session
December 7, 2007
12:15Working Lunch
Discussion of National Children’s Study
Jim Swanson, University of California, Irvine
1:00End of Open Session

Fifth Committee Meeting

March 10, 2008

Keck Building, Room 105

500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC

6:00Welcome Remarks and Working Dinner
Ken Warner, Committee Chair and Tom Boat, Committee Vice Chair
6:45Alcohol Prevention Issues from a Developmental Perspective (15 minute presentations with brief questions)
Birth to Age 10, Robert A. Zucker, Professor of Psychiatry & Psychology, Addiction Research Center, University of Michigan
Pre-Adolescence, Gene H. Brody, Regents Professor and Director, Center for Family Research, University of Georgia
Adolescence, Sandra Brown, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego
Late Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood, Robert F. Saltz, Prevention Research Center, Berkeley, CA
Ken Warner
Copyright © 2009, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK32791


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