A PROJECT OF THE NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
Flo A. SteinFlo A. Stein, MPH
NC PIC Project Manager
Deputy Director
Division of MH/DD/SAS

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Endorsed Practices

The NC PIC has reviewed evidence-based and promising practices for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders and for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  A list of the practices follows.  If the practice was reviewed by either the National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) or the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (CEBC), it is denoted, along with the rating that was given.

Mental Health

Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment [Adult]
SAMHSA toolkit available

Illness/Wellness Management and Recovery [Adult]
SAMHSA toolkit available

Family Psycho-education [Adult]
SAMHSA toolkit available

Assertive Community Treatment [Adult]
SAMHSA toolkit available

Supported Employment [Adult]
SAMHSA toolkit available

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [Child]

  • *NREPP:  June 2008 review:  Quality of research ranges from 3.0 to 4.0.  Readiness for dissemination received an overall rating of 3.7.

Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO), formerly known as Multidisciplinary Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) [Child]

  • *CEBC-CW:  MTFC-P:  Young children, ages 3 to 6:  May 2007 and December 2009 review: scientific rating of 2 (supported by research evidence)
  • *CEBC-CW:  MTFC-A:  Youth, ages 12 to 17:  May 2007 and January 2011 review:  scientific rating of 1 (well-supported by research evidence)
  • *NREPP:  October 2009 review:  MTFC-A:  Youth, ages 12 to 17:  Quality of research ranges from 2.8 to 3.1.  Readiness for dissemination received an overall rating of 3.8.

Psychiatric Advance Directives

Together Facing the Challenge [Child]

  • *CEBC-CW:  April 2011 review:  scientific rating of 2 (supported by research evidence) and a scientific rating of 1 for relevance in child welfare.

Teaching-Family Model [Child]

  • *CEBC-CW:  June 2008 and April 2012 review:  scientific rating of 3 (promising research evidence)

Pressley Ridge Treatment Foster Care [Child] – Promising Practice

  • *CEBC-CW:  November 2013 review:  not rated

Family Centered Treatment [Child] – Promising Practice

  • *CEBC-CW:  November 2013 review:  scientific rating of 3 (promising research evidence)
  • NREPP: October 2013 review: Youth, ages 13 to 17: Quality of research ranges from 1.5 to 3.0. Readiness for dissemination received an overall rating of 4.0.

Substance Abuse

Matrix Model

  • *For teens and young adults:  CEBC-CW:  April 2010 and June 2012 review:  not rated
  • *For adults:  CEBC-CW:  July 2010 and June 2012 review:  scientific rating of 3 (promising research evidence)
  • *NREPP:  December 2006 review:  quality of research ranged from 1.5 to 3.1

Motivational Interviewing

  • *CEBC-CW:  August 2006 and June 2013 review:  scientific rating of 1 (well-supported by research evidence)
  • *NREPP:  December 2007 review:  quality of research ranged from 3.0 to 4.0

Seeking Safety

  • *For adults:  CEBC-CW:  January 2009 and October 2013 review:  scientific rating of 2 (supported by research evidence)
  • *For adolescents:  CEBC-CW:  September 2010 and June 2013 review:  scientific rating of 3 (promising research evidence)
  • *NREPP:  October 2006 review:  quality of research ranged from 1.6 to 2.3 on substance abuse; from 1.7 to 3.4 on three other measures

Contingency Management

  • *NREPP:  August 2007 and February 2013 review:  quality of research ranged from 3.0 to 4.0

Buprenorphine Treatment

  • *Promoted by the NIDA/SAMHSA-ATTC Blending Initiative

Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing   Proficiency (MIA:  STEP)
Promoted by the NIDA/SAMHSA-ATTC Blending Initiative

SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment)

  • *Project ASSERT utilizes SBIRT in emergency room settings; NREPP:  May 2011:  quality of research ranged from 2.5 to 4.0

Strengthening Families Program [Child]

  • *For children, ages 3 to 16: NREPP:  December 2007 review:  quality of research ranged from 3.0 to 3.3
  • *For parents and youth, ages 10 to 14:  NREPP:  April 2008 review:  quality of research ranged from 2.5 to 3.0 on substance abuse; from 2.8 to 3.5 on three other measures

Reclaiming Futures [Child] – Promising Practice
Promoted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust (not reviewed by CEBC, NREPP, or OJDDP Model Programs Guide)

The Seven Challenges [Child]Promising Practice

  • *CEBC-CW:  January 2011 and June 2013 review:  scientific rating of 3 (promising research evidence)
  • *NREPP:  January 2009 review:  quality of research ranged from 2.0 to 4.0 on substance abuse

Media Detective

  • *NREPP:  June 2010:  quality of research ranged from 1.5 to 3.3
  • *OJJDP Model Program: promising practice

Media Ready [Child] – Promising Practice

  • *NREPP:  June 2010 review:  quality of research ranged from 1.8 to 3.5
  • *OJJDP Model Program: promising practice

Developmental Disability Policies and Protocols

START (Systematic, Therapeutic Assessment, Respite, and Treatment) – Promising Practice