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April 2011Vol. 12, No. 3Update on the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare

The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) provides a database of up-to-date information on evidence-based and commonly used child welfare programs and practices. The website now includes the topic area "Behavioral Management for Adolescents in Child Welfare," and new programs also have been added to the existing topic areas of "Depression Treatment" (Child & Adolescent) and "Substance Abuse Treatment" (Adult).

Each topic area is thoroughly reviewed by a topical expert and a national scientific panel prior to inclusion on the CEBC website. To date, the following topic areas are available:

  • Anxiety Treatment (Child & Adolescent)
  • Behavioral Management for Adolescents in Child Welfare
  • Bipolar Disorder Treatment (Child & Adolescent)
  • Casework Practice
  • Child Welfare Initiatives
  • Depression Treatment (Adult)
  • Depression Treatment (Child & Adolescent)
  • Disruptive Behavior Treatment (Child & Adolescent)
  • Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence: Batterer Intervention Programs
  • Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence: Services for Women and Their Children
  • Higher Level of Placement
  • Home Visiting
  • Infant and Toddler Mental Health (0-3)
  • Interventions for Neglect
  • Motivation and Engagement
  • Parent Partner Programs for Families Involved in the Child Welfare System
  • Parent Training
  • Placement Stabilization
  • Post-Permanency Services
  • Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Secondary)
  • Resource Parent Recruitment and Training
  • Reunification
  • Substance Abuse Treatment (Adolescent)
  • Substance Abuse Treatment (Adult)
  • Supervised Visitation
  • Trauma Treatment for Children
  • Youth Transitioning into Adulthood

A one-page information guide for the CEBC has been created and also is available on the CEBC website.

The CEBC is run by the Chadwick Center for Children and Families, in cooperation with the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center. For more information or to download the new information guide, visit: