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 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.
Mentoring Programs (Child & Adolescent)
The California Evidenced-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
Provides a list of programs that provide mentoring services to youth involved in child welfare. Programs are rated using the Scientific Rating Scale.
OJJDP Model Programs Guide
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.
Program Directory Search
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.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Identifies programs with evidence of effectiveness in reducing teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and associated sexual risk behaviors. These programs reflect a range of approaches that exist in the field.