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From: Concurrent Substance Use and Mental Health Problems in Youth: Screening for Concurrent Substance Use and Mental Health Problems in Youth (© 2009, CAMH)

This Screening for Concurrent Substance Use and Mental Health Problems in Youth came together because of the interest and efforts of many people.

The Research Team

This guide/resource/document would not be possible if it wasn't for the hard work and dedication of the research team: Brian Rush, Saulo Castel, Julian Somers, David Brown and Don Duncan. Authors of the research report are Brian Rush, Saulo Castel and Renee Desmond.

The Provincial Dissemination team

The Concurrent Disorders Screening and Youth Tools Project Team guided the direction of the knowledge exchange component of this work. We would like to recognize Sylvie Guenther, Beth Powell and Leona Murphy for providing leadership to the project. Brian Rush and Renee Desmond for their hours of meticulous reviews of articles and for always reporting their findings back to the team. Gloria Chaim for bringing her expertise and years of clinical experience to the table. Cindy Smythe, Chantal Wade, and Gilles Brideau for their hard work, invaluable insight and dedication to this project. Caroline Hebblethwaite for joining us early on and using her skill and experience to bring together all the information gathered into this useful guide. Christine Lebert for setting the stage and providing guidance through the beginning of the project. Christine Bois for her dedication and leadership in the area of concurrent disorders

The Concurrent Disorders Champions

The project team established a group of people who work with children and youth throughout Ontario who would take the information and findings out to their colleagues. These champions also participated in the research project by commenting on the practical use of the tools being reviewed and recommended. We wish to thank each and every one of you for bringing this project to life.

Salary and infrastructure support for Dr. Brian Rush and Renée Desmond was provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.