Promising and Evidence Based Practices

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These links represent a rich collection of resources for best practices in children’s mental health today.

See Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health in Portland’s Focal Point magazine on Resilience and Recovery as applied to Children’s Mental Health.

Systems of Care

 Families and Peer Professional Roles

 School Mental Health

 Evidence Based Practices


Juvenile Justice

  • Alive at 25
  • Blueprints Project This is Blueprints for Violence Prevention. Scroll down to the bottom to click links to model and promising programs.
  • July 2011 – Report on Mental Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth in Texas by Disability Rights Texas, the National Center for Youth Law, and Texas Appleseed,Thinking Outside the Cell: Alternatives to Incarceration for Youth with Mental Illness,” features three case studies of youth placed in the Corsicana Residential Treatment Center, the TYC facility designated for youth with serious mental illness or emotional disturbance. The report also features effective community-based intervention strategies currently being implemented in Texas and other jurisdictions to reduce the incidence of youth with mental health needs in the juvenile justice system. Policy recommendations concerning youth with mental illness involved in the juvenile justice system included.