Researchers examine research studies to determine whether a program:
- Demonstrated effectiveness in rigorous scientific evaluations including randomized control trials.
- Was assessed in large studies with diverse populations or through multiple replications by independent researchers (not the developer of the model).
- Resulted in significant and sustained effects for a minimum of 6 months, post program.
Programs that meet all three of these criteria tend to fall in the evidence-based end of the continuum.
- Functional Family Therapy
- Multisystemic Therapy
- Aggression Replacement Training®
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- PATHS® (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies)
- Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
- Life Skills Training
- The Incredible Years®: DINA Classroom Program
- Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14
- Project Towards No Drug Abuse
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Strong African American Families
- Familias Fuertes
- Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
- Positive Action
- Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools
- The Blues Program
- The Incredible Years®: Basic Parent Program
- The Incredible Years®: DINA Small Group Program
- The Incredible Years®: Advanced Parent Program