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April 2024Vol. 25, No. 3 Interactive Desk Guide Outlines Evidence-Based Programs to Support Families

Chapin Hall's Evidence-Based Programs Desk Guide 2023 describes evidence-based programs that have been rated as "well-supported" by the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse. It is designed to help caseworkers connect families with evidence-based programs or practices related to mental health treatment, substance use prevention and treatment, and in-home parent skill-based programs.

The 39-page, interactive guide features 17 programs and services organized alphabetically:

  • Brief Strategic Family Therapy
  • Familias Unidas
  • Families First (Utah Youth Village Model)
  • Family Check-Up
  • Functional Family Therapy
  • GenerationPMTo – Group
  • Guiding Good Choices
  • Healthy Families America
  • Homebuilders – Intensive Family Preservation and Reunification Services
  • Intercept
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multisystemic Therapy
  • Nurse-Family Partnership
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Parents as Teacher
  • Strong African American Families

The guide includes a page for each program that provides a program overview and details eligible participants, program goals, bulleted quick facts about the program for families, and cultural relevance. It also includes a fillable page for each program where guide users can add agency- and state-specific information about relevant assessment items, how to make a referral, and current service providers for the program.

The guide is available on the Chapin Hall website.