The following update includes links to evidentiary reviews, reports, and registries like NREPP.
With funding from the Kauffman Foundation, the Chadwick Center for Children and Families completed a comprehensive review of commonly used protocols in the treatment of abused children and their families. The report, Closing the Quality Chasm in Child Abuse Treatment: Identifying and Disseminating Best Practices (2004), is an excellent review of their findings and recommendations.
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) is an initiative born from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The WWC is intended to be a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education. While the field of education falls outside of the PIC realm, it is important to examine the approaches of other disciplines as we continue to implement EBPs.
The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CA EBPCW) is an excellent tool for policymakers, agency directors, clinicians, and consumers who are seeking comprehensive reviews of behavioral health programs. The review process is rigorous and results in ratings from 1 (a practice with the strongest research evidence) to 5 (a practice that poses substantial risk for children and families).
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) issued a Model Programs Guide. This Guide was created for clinicians and communities seeking to implement evidence-based programs geared toward the treatment of children and their families The guide includes over 200 evidence-based programs.