Contributing Factors and Background for Community-Level Work on Emotional Well-Being in Adolescence: Reviewing the Literature on Contributing Factors, as part of its series of “what works” in youth development.


The IOM published Reducing Suicide: A National Imperative, which includes consensus statements on the scientific literature on the causes of and risk factors for suicide and illuminates contentious issues and gaps in the knowledge base that should guide prevention efforts and intervention.


The What Works Clearinghouse was established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policy makers, researchers, and the public with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education, including programs aimed at character education.


The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health was established to identify policies that could be implemented by federal, state, and local governments to maximize the utility of existing resources, improve coordination of treatments and services, and promote successful community integration for adults with a serious mental illness and children with a serious emotional disturbance.


The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health released Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America, recommending a wholesale transformation of the nation’s mental health care system that involves consumers and providers, policy makers at all levels of government, and the public and private sectors.


NIDA released a second edition of Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders.


NIMH released Breaking Ground, Breaking Through: The Strategic Plan for Mood Disorders Research, which included a section titled “Treatment, Prevention, and Services: Improving Outcomes.”


The Congressional Mental Health Caucus was established to “discuss awareness and find solutions in a bipartisan manner on improving mental health care and its delivery to every American.”


The NRC and IOM published Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility, which explored the ways in which different individuals and groups contribute to the problem of underage drinking and how they can be enlisted to prevent it.


SPR issued Standards of Evidence: Criteria for Efficacy, Effectiveness and Dissemination.


The New England Regional Conference on Evidence-Based Programs for the Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Substance

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