This is a collection of evidence-based intervention (EBI) listings for providing youth mental health care across settings.
For this collection, mental health is defined in the broadest sense and covers both ill-being (e.g., psychopathology, dysfunctional or problem behavior, risks/threats) and well-being (e.g., positive psychology, functional or adaptive behavior, strengths/assets). Intervention is also defined in the broadest possible sense and covers all possible purposes within mental health care, including clinical treatment, prevention, consultation, well-being promotion, targeted supports, etc.
All listings included in this collection contain multiple EBIs. The purpose of this collection is not to list individual protocols or therapies because the listings included in this collection do exactly that. Also, heads up: there's a lot of overlap and redundancy in the EBIs linked within these several listings.
Following are websites that report systematic evaluations and listings of EBIs for providing youth mental health care. Each website is sponsored by an organization that uses a distinct approach to identify EBIs based on criteria related to the strength or quality of available evidence.
- Effective Child Therapy, via Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
- Effective Treatments of Psychological Disorders, via Society of Clinical Psychology
- What Works Clearinghouse, via Institute of Education Sciences
- PracticeWise, via Practicewise.com
- Evidence-Based Practice Center Reports, via Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
- Behavioral Intervention Tools Chart, via National Center for Intensive Intervention
- Social-Emotional Learning: Program Guide, via Collaborative for Academic, Social, & Emotional Learning
- Crime Solutions Registry, via National Institute of Justice
- Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, via California Department for Social Services
- Model Programs Guide, via Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
- Evidence-Based Practices with Autism, via the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Interventions Library, via Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk
- App Reviews, via One Mind PsyberGuide
- Overview of Evidence-Based Practice, via Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice
- Registry of Experimentally Proven Programs, via Blueprints for Healthy Youth Develop
- Programs that Work, via RAND Corporation
- Evidence 4 Impact, via Education Edowment Foundation
Following are websites that offer descriptive lists of EBIs (i.e., more than one evidence-based protocol or treatment). Some of these lists provide links to free intervention materials and protocols; some don't. Unlike the evaluative lists (see above), most of these descriptive lists do not provide criteria by which EBIs were evaluated or identified for inclusion.
- Evidence-Based Intervention Network, via University of Missouri
- Behavioral Interventions, via Intervention Central
- PBIS Tools, via National Center for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
- Resources Catalog, via Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network
- Interventions for Disruptive Behavior Disorders Evidence-Based Practices KIT, via Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
- Family Psychoeducation Evidence-Based Practices KIT, via Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
- Evidence-Based Practice Resource Center, via Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
- Essential Tools for Mental Health Professionals, via Therapist Aid