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For Immediate Release:  May 5, 2010


Improving Mental Health and Developmental Services for Virginia’s Youth
Conference to be Held May 14th - Treatments that Work for Youth: What Families and Professionals Need to Know

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)  and the Strong Roots for a Healthy Future partners are offering a statewide conference for families of children and adolescents with special health care needs, mental health professionals, primary health care professionals, educators, service coordinators, and other professionals that work with youth in Virginia that have special health care needs. The conference, “Treatments That Work for Youth: What Families and Professionals Need to Know about Evidence-Based Practices,” is designed to increase families’ and professionals’ knowledge about the use of evidence-based practices to improve services and outcomes for youth with special health care needs.

When: Friday, May 14, 2010, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.. The keynote speaker, Dean Fixsen, Ph.D., will begin at 9:30 a.m. Dr. Fixsen is a nationally-known expert on developing and implementing evidence-based programs and work­ing with others to improve the lives of children, families, and adults. He is a senior scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and co-director of the National Implementation Research Network, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Where: Richmond Marriott West Hotel, 4240 Dominion Blvd. Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

Who: Partners for this event are DBHDS, Capital Area Health Education Center, Med Home Plus, Federation of Families, and Virginia Tech.

Background information:

More information on the conference can be found at . For media interested in covering this event, please call Meghan McGuire at (804) 786-9048.


Available to citizens statewide, Virginia’s public mental health, intellectual disability and substance abuse services system is comprised of 40 community services boards (CSBs) and 16 state facilities. DBHDS seeks to promote dignity, choice, recovery, and the highest possible level of participation in work, relationships, and all aspects of community life for individuals with a mental illness, intellectual disability or a substance-use disorder. 

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