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?


Discussion of Morning’s Presentations


Perspectives 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




Discussion of Committee Charge


  • Study Goals & Scope; Key Issues and Themes; Terminology (“prevention,” “disorder,” “substance abuse,” “promising,” “mental health promotion”)


Ken Warner


Closing Comments

Ken Warner and Tom Boat


Break and End of Open Session

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