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Division of Behavioral Health Services

ADHS/DBHS Adopted Practice Guidelines for Children and Adolescents

ADHS/DBHS Office of the Medical Director, in consultation with the T/RBHA medical directors, adopt practice guidelines that 1) are from nationally recognized medical organizations such as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) if available or developed through a consensus of health care professionals in the particular field; 2) are based on current, valid, and reliable clinical evidence and; 3) have considered the needs of the members served in the public behavioral health system.

ADHS/DBHS Children's Practice Guidelines

National Practice Guidelines (AACAP)

Note: All files are PDF format unless otherwise stated.