Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

October 2008Vol. 9, No. 8Evidence-Based Practice in Treatment Foster Care

A new resource guide by the Foster Family-Based Treatment Association (FFTA) provides valuable tools and resources to help treatment foster care (TFC) providers implement evidence-based practices in their service settings. The guide includes:

  • An overview of evidence-based practice in child welfare
  • Tools for assessing and screening mental health to help TFC providers identify children in need of more services
  • Descriptions of evidence-based psychosocial interventions for psychiatric disorders
  • Psychopharmacologic approaches for children requiring medication
  • A guide for comprehensive interventions at multiple levels of a child's life
  • Parent engagement and youth support strategies
  • Guidance on implementing evidence-based practices in an organizational context

Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Treatment Foster Care: A Resource Guide is available for download on the FFTA website: (1,049 - KB)