Evidence-Based Treatment


This NAMI guide is designed to inform families about evidence-based practices in children’s mental health and to share information on an array of treatment and support options.
Evidence-based behavioral practice entails making decisions about how to promote healthful behaviors by integrating the best available evidence with practitioner expertise and other resources, and with the characteristics, state, needs, values and preferences of those who will be affected. This paper describes the key elements of evidence-based behavioral practice.
This article illustrates the complementary nature of cultural competence and evidence-based practice paradigms in mental health services. The implications of cultural adaptations of empirically supported treatments for mental health services in terms of research and practice with ethnic/racial minority populations are discussed.
With family support being an important factor in children’s health and wellbeing, practitioners must proactively engage and work with a family-oriented approach. This SAMHSA guide is designed to help practitioners address these needs, as well as support, LGBT children and adolescents.


Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology: The SCCAP, a division of the American Psychological Association, houses information and training resources for families, health professionals, and students in order to support the best possible clinical care for children and adolescents based on psychological science.

Effective Child Therapy: This website contains videos of interviews with experts in child and adolescent psychology discussing specific child mental health problems that are important to parents/caregivers and describing the evidence-based treatment options.

Evidence-Based Behavioral-Practice: The EBBP project aims to bridge evidence-based behavioral research and practice by providing practitioners access to forums, resources, and materials on psychosocial interventions and behavioral treatments.

SAMHSA Guide to Evidence-Based Practices: The SAMHSA Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Web Guide features research findings and details about EBPs used to prevent and treat mental and substance use disorders. Stakeholders throughout the behavioral health field can use the EBP Web Guide to promote awareness of current intervention research and to increase the implementation and availability of EBPs.


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