Children, Youth, and Families Evidence-Based Practice Registries
The following evidence-based practice registries list rated programs for children, youth, and their families.
Registries rate evidence-based practices according to their own criteria. Child Welfare Information Gateway and the Children's Bureau do not endorse individual registries or the programs they include; the links are provided only as a resource.
Promising Practices Catalog
The Finance Project
Provides a searchable collection of more than 900 promising programs in child and family services, children and youth at risk, and other categories to assist users in developing innovative ideas for implementing, financing, and sustaining effective programs. The Finance Project has not evaluated these initiatives and does not endorse particular practices or programs.
Promising Practices Network
Features summaries of programs and practices that are proven to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families. All of the information on the site has been screened for scientific rigor, relevance, and clarity.
Center for Evidence-Based Practices
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
Bridges the research-to-practice gap in early intervention, early childhood education, parent and family support, and family-centered practices by conducting research, preparing practice-based research syntheses, and producing evidence-based products. CEBP staff synthesize research findings, analyze extant databases, conduct research studies, develop evidence-based practice guides, and implement strategies to promote the adoption and use of practices informed by research findings.
Exemplary Early Childhood Programs
Center for the Study of Social Policy
Provides information on a nationwide study that in 2001 identified 21 exemplary early care and education programs that reduce child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and building protective factors in children. CSSP staff identified seven program strategies that early care and education programs implement to build protective factors.
Provides research on programs serving juveniles to inform practitioners and policymakers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. Research is scored on being effective, promising, or showing no effects.
Provides information about programs that have been evaluated and found to be effective in supporting young people. Database is searchable by risk factor or protective factor.
OJJDP Model Programs Guide and Database
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Covers the entire continuum of youth services from prevention through sanctions to reentry. Evidence ratings are based on evaluation literature and are used to classify programs into three categories: exemplary, effective, or promising.
Strengthening America's Families: Effective Family Programs for Prevention of Delinquency
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention & Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Provides results of the 1999 search for best practice family strengthening programs, which are in two-page summaries, as well as a program matrix. Programs are divided into categories based on the degree, quality, and outcomes of research.