As part of the System of Care State Plan, the Interagency Directors Team (IDT) compiled a list of resources for behavioral health providers and consumers. Use the links below to access registries and clearinghouses that provide child and adolescent mental and behavioral health interventions, programs, fact sheets, and other information. Some of the registries list approaches that are evidence-based, also known as best practices, meaning that there have been rigorous studies showing their effectiveness.* Other registries include approaches that are “promising,” which means they have not been studied thoroughly enough to be classified as “evidence-based,” but there have been some studies on their effectiveness. Other approaches fall into neither of these categories, but have been deemed worthy of inclusion by the specific organizations. Often these are classified as “emerging.” Each website will provide more information on their registries, including how they decided to classify approaches and how to best search their databases.
The image below shows where emerging, promising, and best approaches fall in relation to the impact and the quality of evidence on that approach.
*Note: approaches are often categorized as “evidence-based” for particular populations or age ranges, or outcomes; thus there may be less evidence regarding the effectiveness of an approach if it is used with a different population or outcome measure. Additionally, alteration of components of an evidence-based resource may change its effectiveness.
These websites list evidence-based resources and information including: toolkits, fact sheets, guidance/guidelines, reviews, screening tools, and research/statistics:
These websites list resources that are not exclusively evidence-based: