FFPSA Prevention Services Clearinghouse Matrix

Title IV-E Prevention Services (Family First) Clearinghouse:
Evidence-Based Services and Programs Matrix

Updated June 2024

The programs listed below are rated well-supported, supported, or promising. The Prevention Services Clearinghouse characterizes impact estimates from high and moderate-rated contrasts as favorable, sustained favorable, unfavorable, or no effect.




Program/ServiceRatingApproved ForTarget PopulationFrequencySettingPrimary GoalAverage LengthPractitioner RequirementsTraining Requirements
30 Days to FamilyWell-SupportedKinship NavigatorFamilies with children ages 0-17 placed out-of-home3 hours per home visitCaregiver’s home, child welfare officesPlace children with a caregiver from their family within 30 days, and ensure the caregivers have support available while engaging as many family members as possible to help the child and caregiver.12 monthsBachelor’s degree in social services, and one year of experience in child welfareSpecialists are not required to participate in a formal training, 30 Days to Family does provide on-site technical assistance for new Specialists within 48–72 hours of their first case and weekly phone consultations with a Supervisor for the first 2–9 months.
Adolescent Community Reinforcement ApproachPromisingSubstance AbuseAdolescents and young adults (12 – 24) with substance use disorders and their caregiversOne weekly session + optional support callsMultiple: out-patient, in-patient, in- home or in the communityAims to support adolescents’ substance use recovery by encouraging positive family and peer relationships and helping them engage in prosocial activities3 – 4 monthsMaster’s Degree or Bachelor’s level professional + two years’ experienceAttend a 2.5 day training workshop + supplemental, online courses
Aggression Replacement TrainingPromisingMental HealthYouth ages 11 - 18 who exhibit aggressive or violent behaviorThree, 45 – 90 minute sessions per weekMultiple: Community agencies, juvenile justice centers, schoolsA cognitive-behaviorally-based, group intervention that consists of three components: social skills, anger control, and moral reasoning training3 monthsHigh school diploma and experience in training and group interventionDeveloper-provided training in ART is recommended, but not required. To become accredited group facilitators attend a 5-day training
Arizona Kinship Support ServicesSupportedKinship NavigatorKinship caregiversIntensity depends on the needs of the familyMultiple: In-home or In the communitySupport kinship families by addressing the safety, well-being, and permanency of children in formal and informal kinship care3 months – 2 yearsBachelor’s degree in human services and at least 1 year of work experienceComplete a new employee orientation within 7 days of hire and a program-specific orientation within 30 days of hire
Attachment-Based Family TherapyPromisingMental HealthAdolescents and young adults with depression and their parentsOne weekly, 60 – 90 minute sessionMultiple: outpatient, inpatient, and community settings, or onlineAims to repair trust and attachment between adolescents and their parent(s), help adolescents regulate emotional distress and promotes autonomy3 – 4 monthsMaster’s Degree in counseling or related field and experience with family therapyThree levels of training: Level 1 – attend a 3-day workshop on-line or in-person. Level II – attend an additional 3-day advanced workshop, case presentations, and supervision.
Bounce BackPromisingMental HealthStudents K – 5 grades who witnessed or experienced traumaOne-hour weekly group sessions and 2 – 3 individual sessionsIn schoolAn adaptation of Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools for younger children who have experienced traumatic or stressful life events3 monthsLicensed master’s level therapist who is familiar with child traumaAttend a 6 – 9 hour training on CBITS either in-person or virtually
Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT)Well-SupportedMental Health; Substance Abuse; In-homeFamilies with youth 6 – 17- years-old with problem behaviorsOne, 60 – 90 minute, in- person session per weekMultiple: Home, school, community centers or clinicWork with the whole family to improve family functioning, prevent and treat youth substance abuse and decrease youth behavior problems3 – 5 monthsMaster’s level therapist or bachelor level professionals with experienceAttend a 4-day in-house training, participate in weekly video supervision for 4 - 6 months, record therapy sessions. The site, not the therapist, is certified
Child FirstSupportedMental Health; In-homeFamilies with children (prenatal – age 5) with developmental, social, behavioral challengesContact made twice weekly for the first month and then weeklyIn-homeAims to promote healthy child and family development through a combination of psychotherapy and care coordination6 – 12 monthsMaster’s level clinician and Bachelor’s level case manager/ care coordinatorStaff who will be delivering Child First participate in a learning collaborative including 4 trainings over a 7-month period for a total of 10 days
Child-Centered Play Therapy and
Child-Centered Group Play Therapy
PromisingMental HealthChildren ages 3–10 who are experiencing social, emotional, behavioral, or relational issues30 – 50 minute sessions weeklyIn a specially designed playroom in a clinical settingAims to create a safe and consistent environment that allows children to grow and uses play and the therapeutic relationship to improve children’s functioningSession frequency and treatment duration vary based on child’s needsHave at least a master’s degree in a mental health field and hold a mental health licenseLevel 1 practitioners attend a 40-hour CCPT course, complete the exam, complete sessions with 3 children under supervision, complete a self-evaluation paper, and complete the application
Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)PromisingMental HealthTrauma-exposed children 0 – 5-years-old and their parents / caregiversOne, 60 – 90 minute, weekly sessionMultiple: In-home, school or other community settingTo strengthen the caregiver /child relationship as a vehicle for restoring and protecting the child’s mental health5 – 12 monthsMaster’s level TherapistAttend an initial 3-day workshop, then quarterly, 2-day workshops. Participate in bi-monthly consultation calls
Child-Parent Relationship TherapyPromisingMental HealthChildren ages 2–10 who are experiencing social, emotional, or relational issuesOne, 2-hour, weekly group sessionA clinical setting: mental health center, treatment center, therapist office, schoolAn adaptation of Child-Centered Play Therapy that aims to strengthen the parent-child relationship by teaching parents to connect with their children through play and child-centered principles3 monthsA master’s degree in a mental health field and hold a mental health licenseComplete at least 24 hours of CCPT course work, complete the exam, complete 3 supervised group sessions, and complete a cumulative self-evaluation paper
Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in SchoolsPromisingMental HealthStudents in 4th – 12th grades who witnessed or experienced trauma45-minute weekly groups, 1 – 3 individual sessions, and 2 caregiver sessionsIn schoolCBITS uses cognitive-behavioral techniques to reduce symptoms related to trauma exposure, build skills for handling stress and anxiety, and build peer and caregiver support3 monthsLicensed master’s level therapist who is familiar with child traumaAttend a 6 – 9 hour training either in-person or virtually
Cognitive Processing TherapyPromisingMental HealthAdults with PTSDWeekly one-hour sessionsIn a clinical setting – medical center, therapist’s officeHelp clients identify and address ways of thinking about traumatic experiencesAverage of 3 monthsLicensed mental health professionalComplete a web-based training program or participate in a live 2 – 3 day training
Colorado Kinnected Kinship Navigator ProgramSupportedKinship NavigatorChildren and families with open child welfare cases, entering new kinship placementsMonthlyHome and County Human Services OfficesAdministers needs assessment, and aims to coordinate corresponding services and supports to ensure children can remain with kinship caregivers in sustained placements.First 60-90 days after placement and quarterly thereafterBackground in child welfare and knowledge of kinship family interventions and support services.Initial onboarding and training in Colorado’s Child Welfare Training System
Colorado Kinnected Kinship Navigator ProgramPromisingKinship NavigatorChildren and families with child welfare cases entering a new kinship placementMonthly contactCommunity setting or In-homeAims to strengthen the support community around children and their families through multiple trauma-informed interventionsThroughout the duration of a child’s kinship placementNo education requirements, background in child welfare and working with kinship familiesParticipate in onboarding and training in Colorado’s Child Welfare Training System and supplemental trainings as needed
Common Sense Parenting – School AgePromisingMental HealthParents of children ages 6 – 162-hour weekly sessionsVarious: Community setting, schools, hospitalsA group-based parent training class that aims to teach positive parenting techniques to strengthen the parent-child bond2 monthsAt least an associate’s degree in Human Services or two years direct service experienceComplete a 3-day training workshop, either on-line or in-person
Community Reinforcement Approach + VouchersPromisingSubstance AbuseAdults with cocaine and other substance use issuesTwo, 1-hour sessions per week + drug testing 3 times per weekOutpatient mental health clinic, therapist office or treatment centerTreat adults with substance use issues through therapy, skills training including drug refusal skills, and incentives for treatment retention and abstinence6 monthsMaster’s level therapistAttend a 2-day training and then participate in feedback and coaching to earn certification
Coping Cat –
PromisingMental HealthChildren ages 7 – 13 diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and their parentsOne 90-minute group session + two parent sessionsClinical setting – mental health center, therapist officeA cognitive-behavioral approach designed to teach children with an anxiety disorder how to recognize and manage anxious feelings5 monthsDetermined by the organization implementing the programThe program provides training upon request.
Coping Cat – IndividualPromisingMental HealthChildren ages 7 – 13 diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and their parentsOne, 50 – 60 minutes individual session weekly + two parent sessionsClinical setting: mental health center, therapist officeA cognitive-behavioral approach designed to teach children with an anxiety disorder how to recognize and manage anxious feelings.5 monthsDetermined by the organization implementing the programThe program provides training upon request.
SupportedMental Health; Substance AbuseAdults and teens with difficulty regulating their emotions, including people with borderline personality disorder, suicidality, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and substance use disorders.Once per week 1.5hrs-2hrs per sessionMental Health Center, Treatment Center, Therapist office, Telephone, Hospital/Medical CenterAims to help client “build a life worth living” by developing the skills needed to change patterns in their behaviors, emotions, thoughts, and interpersonal relationships25-52 weeksGraduate Degree in mental health or related fieldMust pass written exam and an assessment of videotaped treatment sessions in which they deliver individual therapy.
Dialetical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A)PromisingMental Health; Substance AbuseAdolescents ages 13-18 with difficulty regulating their emotionsWeekly 50-60 minutes per sessionTherapists’ office, outpatient clinics, inpatient residential treatment centers and schoolsAssist adolescents to develop skills needed to change their behaviors, emotions, thoughts, and interpersonal relationships.24-52 weeksLicensed mental health professional and graduate degree in mental health or related fieldPrior training in DBT, therapist must pass written exam and an assessment of videotaped treatment sessions in which they deliver individual therapy
Dialetical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder & BulimiaPromisingMental HealthAdults with binge eating disorders or bulimia nervosaGroup sessions weekly 2hrs per sessionOutpatient clinics, and therapists’ officeAssist client with developing skills to change patterns in their behaviors, emotions, thoughts, and interpersonal relationships.20 weeksLicensed mental health professional and graduate degreeTherapists must pass written exam and an assessment of videotaped treatment sessions in which they deliver individual therapy
Effective Black Parenting ProgramPromisingMental HealthBlack and African American families with children age 17 and youngerOne, 3-hour, weekly, group sessionMultiple: out-patient clinic, school, community center, in-home, churchA group-based parent skills training program that aims to promote family cohesion and pride and help families cope with the negative effects of racism4 monthsDetermined by the organization implementing the programAttend a 5-day, in-person or on-line training
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Standard ProtocolSupportedMental HealthYouth and adults experiencing distress associated with traumaWeekly, 50 – 90 minute sessionsCounseling office / in a clinical settingAims to minimize distress associated with traumatic memories and other adverse life experiences1 – 6 monthsLicensed Master’s level therapistParticipate in 20 hours of training, 20 hours of supervision, and 10 hours of consultation
Familias UnidasWell-SupportedMental Health; Substance Abuse; In-homeHispanic adolescents ages 12 – 16 and their familiesOne, 60 – 120 minute, weekly sessionMultiple: Home, schoolA family-centered intervention that aims to prevent substance use and risky sexual behavior among Hispanic adolescents3 monthsBachelor’s degree and speaks SpanishAttend a 32-hour training
Families & Schools Together – Elementary School LevelPromisingMental HealthFamilies with children ages 4 – 10One, 2.5 hour, weekly group sessionSchool or other community settingStrengthen parent-child and family relationships, promote children’s school success and social and emotional development2 – 24 months4-person team: 2 parent partners 1 school partner 2 community partners with experience in mental healthAttend a 2-day training, complete observed sessions, and then attend a 1-day training
Families Facing the FutureSupportedSubstance AbuseParents in substance abuse recovery and their familiesContact made three times per weekCombination of outpatient clinic and in-homeParents learn relapse prevention skills, decrease stress in the home, and improve family functioning4 – 6 monthsMaster’s level therapistAttend a 3-day training
Families First (Utah Youth Village Model)Well-SupportedMental Health; In-homeFamilies with youth birth – 176 – 8 hours per week for 8 – 12 weeks; Up to one year of follow upIn-homeHelp families identify and build on family strengths and improve family functioning3 months – 1 yearBachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related fieldComplete at least 130 hours of training including 50 classroom hours and 80 hours of job shadowing + additional reading
Family Centered TreatmentSupportedIn-homeFamilies at risk of removal/working towards reunification or youth who move between systems (child welfare, juvenile justice)2 – 3 visits per week for multiple hours + on-call support 24/7In-home or in schoolA trauma treatment, home based therapy that helps families identify functions of behaviors in a family system, change behavioral patterns, and strengthen attachment6 monthsBachelor’s degreeComplete online modules and field-based evaluations. Agencies must apply and be licensed before implementing FCT
Family Check-UpWell-SupportedMental Health; In-homeFamilies with youth age 2 – age 17Minimum of one weekly session. Can be more frequent if family choosesTherapy office, home, school or community settingAims to improve parenting skills and family functioning with the goals of improving a range of emotional / behavioral challenges1 – 4 monthsMaster’s level with some clinical experienceAttend a 2-day in-person training or participate in a self-paced on-line course and two live webinars or a hybrid of the two
Family FoundationsWell-SupportedMental Health; In-homeCouples expecting their first childIn-person, weekly for two-hours, in-group sessionsHospital, outpatent clinic, or community providerHelp couples develop a team approach to caregiving, maintain family bonds, reduce stress, and prmote adult and child well-being9 weeksBachelor’s degree, and experience working with families and leading groupsComplete Family Foundations 2-3 day training program in-person or remote
Family SpiritPromisingIn-homeNative American mothers (ages 14 – 24) who are pregnantWeekly, 45 – 90 minutes sessions that, over time, taper in frequencyMultiple: Mother’s home or at a community based organizationAddress intergenerational behavioral health problems and promote positive behavioral and emotional outcomes among mothers and children3 yearsOne bachelor level supervisor for every 10 home visitors who have a high school diploma and community health experienceAttend a multi-day training and pass a knowledge skills test
Foster Kinship Navigator ProgramPromisingKinship NavigatorKinship caregivers (both relatives and non-relatives)VariesIn home and in community settingsAims to strengthen kinship caregivers’ capacity to provide safe, stable, nurturing homes for children who cannot live with their parentsVaries – up to 6 monthsFamily Advocates have at least a high school diploma, preferably a Bachelor’s degreeFamily Advocates complete required trainings during a 12-week onboarding process, which includes readings, videos, meetings with trainers, and job shadowing
Fostering Healthy Futures for PreteensSupportedMental HealthChildren ages 9 –11 with child welfare involvement and 1 or more ACEOne weekly 90-minute group session and 2 – 4 hours of individual mentoringCommunity center / community settingSkills based group sessions and one on one mentoring program aimed to build skills in problems solving, anger management, and healthy relationships8 monthsSupervisors are licensed master level therapists and group leaders and mentors are graduate studentsSupervisors attend a 3-day training and 2 – 3 hours of consultation per week for a year. Group leaders attend a 6-hour orientation. Mentors attend a 3 day orientation
Functional Family Therapy (FFT)Well-SupportedMental HealthFamilies with youth ages 11 – 18 with problem behaviorsOne 90-minute, in-person session per week + one phone call per weekMultiple: Therapy office, in-home, school or community settingDecrease conflict in the home, improve family functioning, and help youth make positive change2 – 4 monthsMaster’s level therapist - exceptions can be made for Bachelor level professionals with experienceTherapist must attend a multi-day training and be on an FFT team. Full certification can take up to 3 years
Generation PMTO - GroupWell-SupportedMental HealthParents of children ages 2 – 17 with behavioral challengesOne 90-minute group session per weekIn the community: out-patient clinic, schoolIncrease parenting skills and promote effective family management3 – 4 monthsFormal training in counseling, social work or educationAttend two workshops over 10 – 12 days, record 6 sessions, and engage in 12 coaching sessions
Generation PMTO – IndividualPromisingMental Health; In-homeParents of children ages 1 – 17 with behavioral problemsWeekly 50 minute sessionsCommunity setting such as in-home or in agenciesIncrease parenting skills and promote effective family management3 – 6 monthsHave formal training in counseling, social work, or educationAttend three workshops and coaching seminars for a total of 10 – 18 days of training
Guiding Good ChoicesWell-SupportedMental Health; Substance Abuse; In-homeFamilies with children ages 9 – 14One weekly 2 – 2.5 hour, in-person or virtual group sessionMultiple: In-home, virtual, school, in the communityPrevent teen substance use and risky behaviors by training parents to develop positive parenting and family management skills2 monthsAt least one of the trainers must be a parentOne parent and one professional who complete 19 hours of training over 3 – 5 days. There are in-person and virtual training options
Healthy Families America
Well-SupportedIn-homePregnant women / families with children newborn – age 5One 1-hour weekly visitIn-homeStrengthen the parent/child relationship, enhance family functioning6 months +H.S. diplomaAttend a 4-day training, likely in house or found locally
Homebuilders – Intensive Family Preservation & Reunification ServicesWell-SupportedIn-homeFamilies with children ages newborn – age 18Average of 10 hours a week + 24/7 on-call telephone check-insIn-homeHelp families identify strengths and problems associated with child safety and deliver intensive family therapy in order to preserve and/or reunify families1 – 2 monthsMaster’s Degree or Bachelor’s level professional with experienceAttend initial 4-day core training. After using the model, attend 10 days total of advanced training
Incredible Years
-School Age and Toddler, Basic Program
PromisingMental HealthParents with toddlers (1 – 3 years old) Parents with children ages 6 – 12 years oldOne, 2-hour weekly groupMultiple: Therapy office/ counseling center/ childcare centerGroup based. Help parents form secure attachments and address behavior problems. Create secure and safe environments for children, establish routines and use appropriate discipline3 – 5 monthsGroups are run by two people, one with a master’s degree, the other has child development experienceAttend a 12 – 15 hour training
Intensive Care
Coordination Using High Fidelity Wraparound
PromisingMental HealthYouth, birth – age 21 with complex mental health, emotional, or behavioral needs, and their familiesWraparound Care Coordinators Facilitate meetings monthlyMultiple: In-home, Counseling center, Correctional facilityFacilitate meetings and provide oversight with the aim of coordinating a team and formal and informal supports to stabilize youth and their family10 – 18 monthsEducation requirements are determined by the organization implementing WraparoundAttend 3 – 8 full days of training depending on the level of care coordinator you seek
InterceptWell-SupportedIn-homeChildren birth – age 18 who are at risk of entry or currently in out-of-home placementsAverage of three times per week + 24/7 on-call crisis supportIn-home and in the communityIntensive, in-home, individualized services intended to meet the needs of children and their families including school, peer, and community needs4 – 9 monthsMaster’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree with at least one year experienceAttend a 4-day initial Clinical Foundations training and then participate in weekly consultation with licensed program experts
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (Weissman, et al. Manual)SupportedMental HealthAdults diagnosed with Major DepressionOne weekly 50- minute session which can be done individually or in a groupTherapy office or In-homeTo support patients in improving interpersonal relationships and patterns or circumstances that are directly related to the current depressive episode3 – 4 monthsLicensed Master’s level therapistTherapist must attend at least one 16-hour workshop and read the IPT manual. Mentorship from an experienced IPT therapist is recommended
Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A)PromisingMental HealthParents/ families and their adolescent (12-18 years old) youthOne weekly sessionMultiple: Therapy office/ counseling center/ schoolHelp adolescents identify their feelings, understand how interpersonal factors impact their mood, strengthen problem-solving skills, improve relationships, and decrease depressive symptoms3 – 4 monthsMaster’s level therapistAttend 16- 20 hours of on-line or in-person training
Iowa Parent Partner ApproachPromisingIn-homeParents involved in the child welfare systemOne – two in- person meetings per week + optional phone callsIn-home or In the child welfare officeOne on one mentorship, peer support, and advocacy from parents with lived experience6 monthsStaff with child welfare experience and Parents with lived experienceParents with lived experience complete 6 training modules + attend monthly support groups
Maternal Early Childhood
Sustained Home-visting
SupportedIn-homeFamilies with children under age 2 who are at risk of poor maternal or child health and developmentWeekly 60-90 minutesIn home; can also be by phone or virtualSupports the transition of parenthood, maternal health,child health, parent’s future goals/aspirations, and social relationships/networks22 weeks (25 weeks if enrolled prenatally)Registered nurses with Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and experience with child/family health nursingTwo online courses prior to providing services; six online courses total within first six months of providing services
Methadone Maintenance TherapyPromisingSubstance AbuseAdults with heroin/opioid addictionDaily contactIn a medical clinicReduce heroin/opioid addiction through medication assisted treatment1 year +Licensed physician and Licensed nurseAttend training through SAMHSA and the clinic must be SAMHSA certified
Mindful Mood BalancePromisingMental HealthAdults with histories of depression and/or current depressionEight self-paced, online sessionsOnlineAn online adaptation of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy that aims to prevent depressive relapse through mindfulness practicesSelf-paced, but takes an average of 2 – 3 monthsIt is self-guided. If coaches are used, they have a bachelor’s degreeIf optional coaches are used, they have a bachelor’s degree and experience providing mental health services. Coaches must attend a 5-day MBCT workshop
Mindfulness Based Cognitive TherapyWell-SupportedMental HealthAdults with symptoms of depression and/or anxietyOne, two-hour group session per weekMultiple: Clinic, hospital, community settingTeach individuals how to become aware of and manage their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations8 weeksBe a mental health professionalAttending a 5-day training and earning certification is recommended but not required
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for ParentsSupportedMental HealthParents with depressive symptomsOne weekly 2-hour group sessionClinic, hospital, and other community based settingAims to improve depression by teaching parents how to become aware of and manage their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations2 monthsLicensed master’s level therapist with experience in cognitive theory/CBTHave previously participated in the 8-week MBCT program themselves
Well-SupportedSubstance Abuse10-year-old - adults with an addiction to substances or nicotineOne weekly session that is approximately 30 – 50 minutesMultiple: School, therapy office, in the home, or in the communityEncourage and promote behavior change to improve physiological, psychological, and lifestyle outcomes1 – 6 weeksNo minimum qualificationsComplete a one day on-line or in-person training – usually found locally
Multidimensional Family TherapySupportedMental Health; Substance Abuse; In-homeYouth (ages 9 – 26) with mental health and substance use diagnoses and their familyOne – three, 45 – 90 minute session per week and weekly phone/ text check-insMultiple: Therapy office, in-home, or community settingTo enhance coping, problem solving, and communication skills; stabilize mental health issues; reduce substance use, improve parenting skills and attachment3 – 6 monthsLicensed Master’s level therapistTherapist teams of two or more attend a 3-day on-site training, weekly consultations, online education, and video reviews of sessions
Multisystemic Therapy – Building Stronger Families
SupportedMental Health; Substance Abuse; In-homeFamilies with youth ages 6–17 involved with child protective services due to substance use and abuse or neglectVaries, but typically a minimum of 3 sessions per weekMultiple: Home, school, in the community, in in-patient treatmentMST-BSF uses the same service delivery characteristics and guiding principles as the core MST model. However, all family members who need treatment receive it, with a strong emphasis on adult interventions and child safety.7 monthsMST-BSF teams include three master’s level therapists with support from a part-time psychiatrist and resource specialistTherapists must complete 13 days of training including teaching, role-playing, and skill-building exercises. Therapists then participate in on-the-job learning including weekly group supervision and consultation.
Multisystemic Therapy (MST)Well-SupportedMental Health; Substance AbuseAt-risk youth ages 12 – 17 and their familiesMultiple visits per weekMultiple: Home, school, or in the communityPromote pro-social behavior and reduce criminal activity3 – 5 monthsMaster’s level therapist or bachelor level professionals with extensive experienceTherapist must attend a 5-day training and be on an MST team with a certified MST supervisor who attends 12 days of training
Narrative Exposure TherapyPromisingMental HealthChild, adolescent, and adult survivors of traumatic experiencesWeekly, 90 – 120 minutes sessionsMultiple: In the community, hospitals, outpatient clinics or in schoolGoals include reducing clinical symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance use, self-harm and improve overall functioning1 – 3 monthsProfessional counselors or trained lay counselors, such as teachersParticipate in 3 days of training
Nurse Family PartnershipWell-SupportedIn-homePregnant women/ Families with children age newborn – age 2One weekly visit for the first month, then can taper downIn-home or somewhere in the parent’s communityImprove the health of the children and their families2 yearsRegistered Nurse (RN) with a bachelor’s degreeParticipate in an educational session with the NFP National Service Office
Ohio’s Kinship Supports Intervention / ProtectOHIOPromisingKinship NavigatorKinship caregivers (relatives and fictive kin) of children involved in child welfare, regardless of custodyMonthly contactIn-homePromotes and supports kinship placements. The goal is to meet children’s physical, emotional, financial, and basic needs by connecting kinship caregivers with federal, state, and local resourcesThroughout the duration of a child’s kinship placementNo specific education requirements, knowledge of child welfare and experience working with familiesComplete a seven module, self-directed training through the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program
On The Way HomePromisingMental Health; In-homeFamilies with youth ages 12–18 in residential treatmentAn average of 2 hours of direct contact per weekMultiple: school, in-home, and in the communitySupports families during and after their child returns home from a residential setting. Uses Check & Connect, Common Sense Parenting, and homework support12 – 14 monthsFamily consultants have a bachelor’s degree, school mentors work for the school, program supervisors have advanced degreesFive days (40 hours) of OTWH Consultant training and two days (16 hours) of Supervisor training
Parent-Child CarePromisingMental Health; In-homeCaregivers with children ages 1-10Weekly or bi-weekly one hour sessionsHome, hospital, clinic, or in the communityHelps caregivers improve relationships with their children and learn new child behavior strategies7 weeksNo specific education requirementsTwo-phase process entailing 30 hours of online training
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)Well-SupportedMental Health2 – 7-year-olds with problem behaviors and their familiesOne, one-hour, in-person session per week or every other weekPlay-room therapy office with one-way mirrorParents are coached to learn behavior management and relationship skills to increase positive parenting behaviors3 – 5 monthsLicensed Master’s level therapist40 hours of training (30 in-person) with a PCIT certified therapist – found all over the country
Parenting With Love and LimitsSupportedMental Health; In-homeTeenagers (ages 10 – 18) with emotional and behavioral challenges and their familiesOne, 60 – 120 minute, weekly sessionMultiple: Community centers, school, residential treatment centers, homeHelp families re-establish adult authority through setting consistent limits and reclaiming loving relationships. Has multi-family group therapy and individual family coaching4 – 6 monthsFacilitators have a master’s degree in a counseling related field. Co-facilitators have a bachelor’s degreeComplete a 5-day training plus 2-hour semi-monthly case consultation and video-taped session analysis
Parents AnonymousSupportedMental Health; Substance Abuse; In-homeFamilies with children ages birth – 18 with difficulties related to mental health, substance use, or challenging life situationsAs needed – 2-hour support groups occur weekly and families can attend when they chooseMultiple: Community centers, family resource centers, school, church, prisons, etc.Support group for parents that seeks to enhance family functioning and parent/caregiver resilience to prevent and treat child maltreatment through mutual support, parent leadership, and personal growth and changeOn-going / regularly occurringBachelor level social service professional and a parent peerAttend a 40-hour in-person training, shadow 3 – 5 groups, and then participate in virtual guided practice sessions for 4 – 6 months after the in-person training
Parents as Teachers (PAT)Well-SupportedIn-homePregnant women/ Families with children age newborn – starts KindergartenEvery other week or monthlyIn-home and in a child-care settingImprove the health of children, prevent child abuse, teach parenting skills, and detect/ prevent developmental delays3 yearsH.S. diplomaAttend a 5-day PAT training held throughout the nation including in Texas
Prize Contingency Management
(Prize CM)
SupportedSubstance AbusePeople struggling with substance abuse.Weekly 5-10 minutes per sessionMental Health Center, Treatment Center, Therapist officeAims to increase a desired behavior, such as abstinence from drugs or alcohol, through immediate tangible motivational incentives known as prizes.8-24 weeksCounselors, Nurses, personnel trained in contingency managementSupervisors must monitor therapists implementation and provide feedback to therapists using the Contigency Management Competence Scale for Reinforcing Abstinence
Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Adolescents with PTSDSupportedMental HealthAdolescents (13 – 18) diagnosed with PTSD or who manifest trauma-related symptomsOne weekly 60 – 90 minute visitCounseling office / in a clinical settingHelp trauma survivors emotionally process their traumatic experiences in order to diminish PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms4 – 5 monthsLicensed Master’s level therapistAttend a 4-day training and then complete 2 cases with a PE consultant
Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSDPromisingMental HealthAdults diagnosed with PTSD or who have trauma-related symptomsOne – two, 90 minute sessions weeklyCounseling office / in a clinical settingHelp trauma survivors emotionally process their traumatic experiences in order to diminish PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms4 – 5 monthsLicensed Master’s level therapistAttend a 4-day training and then complete 2 cases with a PE consultant
Promoting First RelationshipsSupportedMental Health; In-homeCaregivers of children ages 0 – 5 yearsOne weekly session lasting 60 – 75 minutesMultiple: Home, in clinics, day cares, preschools, or on-lineA home-visiting prevention program aimed to promote secure and healthy relationships between caregivers and children through strengths-based parenting strategies3 monthsPFR providers can be infant MH specialists, child welfare providers, social workers, home visitors, etc.Level 1: Attend 14 hours of in-person or virtual training Level 2: Participate in a 15-week virtual mentoring program
Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy
SupportedMental HealthClients with overcontrol disorders such as refactory depression, anorexia nervosa, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorderWeekly, one hour per sessionTherapists’ office, outpatient clinics, inpatient and residential treatment centersAssist client’s with overcoming their rigid beliefs, and high moral certitude by developing a radically open mindset.30 weeksLicensed mental health professionalsComprehensive training in RO DBT including both individual therapy and skills training, 3 levels in-person and webinars, 3-5 days of training.
SafeCareSupportedIn-homeFamilies with children newborn – age 5 who are at-risk for or have a history of child neglect or abuseOne weekly 60 – 90 minute visitIn-homeHome-visiting program that promotes positive parent-child interaction, children’s health, and home safety and reduces child maltreatment/abuse5 monthsNo minimum qualifications32 hours of training and 2 months of using the model
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to TreatmentPromisingSubstance AbuseAny youth and adults at risk for harmful substance useVaries – sessions last 5 minutes – 1 hourMultiple: primary care centers, emergency rooms and other community settingsAims to prevent and treat moderate to severe substance use and substance use disorders through screening, treatments, and referrals1 – 5 monthsPractitioners must receive training in specific clinical methods and have supervisionParticipate in a 3-hour self-paced course
Smart BeginningsPromisingMental Health; In-homeParents and their children ages 0 – 330 – 45 minute session every few monthsIn-home and at pediatrician offices or healthcare centersCombines the Video Interaction Project program and the Family Check-Up program to promote school readiness and positive behavioral outcomesUp to 3 yearsBachelor’s degree in a relevant field and knowledge of child developmentAttend a 3-day start-up training course delivered in-person or remotely, onsite visits, remote supervision, and refresher video conference seminars
Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START)SupportedSubstance Abuse; In-homeFamilies with children ages newborn – 6 involved in the child welfare system who have a substance use disorderTwo weekly sessions + team meetingsMultiple Home, Counseling officeFacilitate individualized wraparound services, identify and increase natural supports and match parents with a peer in long-term recovery for support6 – 14 monthsWorkers and mentors are employed by Child Protective Services and meet those employment requirementsTwo-day on-site training and then 2 – 4 hours of consultation per month
Strengthening Families Program – for Parents & Youth ages 10 – 14SupportedMental Health; Substance AbuseFamilies with youth ages 10 – 14One weekly 2 hour group sessionIn the community: schools, community centers and organizationsHelp parents increase the youth’s protective factors, and reduce their youth’s risk factors for behavioral, social, substance use, and academic problems7 weeksGroup facilitation skills and experience working with youth and familiesAttend a 3 day training every three years
Strong African American FamiliesWell-SupportedMental Health; Substance AbuseFamilies with youth ages 10–14 who identify as African American or BlackOne weekly, two-hour group sessionIn a community centerGroup-based parenting program that aims to build on the strengths of families to prevent substance use and other risky behaviors2 monthsExperience working with youth and families and some level of post-secondary educationComplete a 3-day training, teach two classes, submit video of implementation, and submit fidelity forms
TBRI 101
(online caregiver training)
PromisingMental HealthCaregivers of children who’ve experienced abuse, neglect and/or other traumaSelf-pacedIn-homeSelf-guided, attachment- based, virtual training for caregivers of children who have experienced trauma that aims to teach caregivers tools to meet the emotional needs of their children5 modules that contain 7.5 hours of contentStand-alone web-based intervention for caregivers and is not delivered by a practitionerNot Applicable
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral TherapyPromisingMental HealthYouth ages 4 – 18 who have PTSD symptoms and their caregiversOne weekly sessionTherapy officeAddress traumatic experiences, youth learns self-regulation skills, and caregivers learn behavioral management skills3 – 4 monthsLicensed Master’s level therapistPrefer therapist be certified but is not required. For certification, attend a 2-day training and have bi-monthly supervision for 6 months
Treatment Foster Care Oregon for AdolescentsPromisingMental Health; In-homeYouth ages 12–17 with severe emotional and behavioral problemsDaily contactIn the foster home and support is also given in schoolsYouth are placed in a therapeutic foster family. A treatment team supports each youth. The team includes a program case manager who is the team lead, foster parents, a therapist, a family therapist, a skills coach, and a person that calls the foster parents daily6 – 12 months + at least 3 months of aftercare supportCase Manager Two Therapists Skills Coach Foster parent recruiter Foster parent trainer Support specialistDependent on the role
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program – Standard, Self- Directed and Group (level 4)PromisingMental HealthFamilies with children (age birth – 12 years old) who exhibit behavior or emotional difficultiesOne, 1 – 2 hour weekly session + 15 – 30 minute phone sessions 3 x week. Self-directed: Parents have 10 weeks to finishMultiple: Therapy office, Community center or In-homeParent training that teaches positive parenting strategies, helping children develop and learn self-regulation, managing misbehavior, goal setting, and planning ahead2 – 3 monthsThere are no specific education prerequisites. Experience and knowledge of child development is preferredAttend a 3-day training followed by a 1-day pre-accreditation feedback session. 6 to 8 weeks later, practitioners complete a half-day accreditation workshop in which they demonstrate proficiency
Triple P – Positive Parenting Program – Online (Level 4)SupportedMental HealthFamilies with children up to 12-years-old with significant social, emotional or behavioral issuesEight, 60-minute modules families have up to one year to completeOnline / VirtualHelp parents understand the foundations of positive parenting, teach children new skills, manage children’s behaviors, and raise confident childrenSelf-paced (2 months – 1 year to complete)N/A – it is a stand-alone web-based interventionN/A
Trust-Bases Relational Intervention-Caregiver TrainingPromisingMental HealthCaregivers of children who have faced abuse, neglect, and/or other trauma ages 0-17Four in-person group sessionsHomes, schools, or communityProvides parents and caregivers with the tools needed to meet the needs of these childrenFour in-person sessions each session 6 hoursThere are no specific educational requirementsPractitioners must complete TBRI Practitioner Training consists of two phases. Phase one coursework and interpersonal interviewing completed online over 10 weeks. Phase two five days intensive on-site training
Video Interaction ProjectPromisingMental Health; In-homeParents and their children ages 0 – 530 – 45 minute session every few monthsIn-home and at pediatrician offices or healthcare centersAims to use regularly scheduled pediatrician visits for children ages 0 – 5 to support child development, school readiness, and educational outcomes. Sessions focus on increasing responsive parenting.Up to 5 yearsBachelor’s degree in a relevant field and knowledge of child developmentAttend a 3-day start-up training course delivered in-person or remotely, onsite visits, remote supervision, and refresher video conference seminars