Task Force and Working Group Reports
Reports on topics including the impact of advertising on children, psychotropic medications and psychosocial interventions with children, resilience in African American youth, evidence-based practice with children and adolescents, and more.
Resilience and Recovery After War: Refugee Children and Families in the United States
This report reviews the research on the psychosocial effects of war on refugee children and families, identifies areas of needed culturally and developmentally appropriate research and practice, and makes recommendations for the development of such research, practice, and programs.
Resilience in African American Children and Adolescents
This report identifies the factors that contribute to the healthy development of African American children and adolescents.
Disseminating Evidence-Based Practice for Children and Adolescents
This report addresses the challenges of developing and disseminating evidence-based practice for children and adolescents.
Report of the Working Group on Psychotropic Medications for Children and Adolescents (PDF, 1 MB)
APA commissioned this working group and charged it with reviewing the literature and preparing a comprehensive report on the current state of knowledge concerning the effective use, sequencing, and integration of psychotropic medications and psychosocial interventions for children and adolescents.
Report of the APA Task Force on Advertising and Children
This report summarizes the findings and conclusions of the Task Force on Advertising and Children which calls for stricter regulations on ads geared to kids.
Task Force on Early Mental Health Intervention Report (PDF, 166 KB)
This report focuses on the current knowledge and gaps in understanding that must guide the needed policy directions to improve mental health service delivery in early childhood. 48 pages.
The Task Force on Psychology's Agenda for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (PDF, 114 KB)
This report presents the implementation plan to organize and focus APA's resources to further policies, research, training, and practice as identified in the report of the APA Working Group on Children's Mental Health: APA's response to the Surgeon General's Action Agenda for Children's Mental Health.
APA's Working Group on Children's Mental Health Report (PDF, 491 KB)
Developing Psychology's National Agenda for Children's Mental Health: APA's Response to the Surgeon General's Action Agenda for Children's Mental Health.
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