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State Reviews Child Mental Health Practices

Today (5/6) the Virginia Commission on Youth says the state is doing a good job implementing evidence based practices for children and adolescents with mental health treatment needs, but needs to remain vigilant as illnesses and treatments are constantly changing.

Republican Delegate Chris Peace of Hanover, Chairman of the commission says many children with status offenses including truants and runaways have undiagnosed mental health issues that contribute to their lack of success in school or in social interactions.

Peace says another challenge is making sure once the condition is diagnosed that the patient is complying with their prescribed treatment plan and medications.