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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Domestic and International Adoption: Strategies to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Youth and Their Families

Description of Collaborative Activity:

On August 29-30, 2012 staff from the NIMH partnered with representatives from other NIH Institutes, SAMHSA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to plan and coordinate a meeting focused on the behavioral health needs of adopted youth. Researchers, practitioners, policymakers, as well as family and youth leaders were brought together in an interdisciplinary forum to discuss several key areas, including: the convergence/divergence of experience of internationally and domestically adopted youth with respect to behavioral health concerns; outcomes and trajectories for adopted youth; interventions and services available to address behavioral health needs and/or gaps in meeting the needs of this population; and the challenges and opportunities moving forward.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Meeting/ Workshop

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