The following evidence-based practice registries list evaluated programs and practices to prevent child abuse and neglect, violence, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, and other community concerns.
The Federal Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 has placed a greater emphasis on evidence-based practice models in child welfare as it requires prevention programs and services to show that they are evidence-based. This will encourage child welfare professionals and communities working in the field of prevention to expand their understanding of evidence-based practices and evidence-building.
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.
Blueprints for Violence Prevention
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado at Boulder
Identifies effective violence prevention programs and provides training and technical assistance to replication sites. The 11 model programs identified have been effective in reducing adolescent violent crime, aggression, delinquency, and substance abuse. Another 18 programs have been identified as promising. The guide includes details about the program review process and selection criteria.
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
Identifies and disseminates information on evidence-based child welfare practices. Provides guidance to statewide agencies, counties, public and private organizations, and individuals on evidence-based practice as a method of achieving improved outcomes of safety, permanency, and well-being for children and families.
The Community Guide
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Summarizes what is known about the effectiveness, economic efficiency, and feasibility of interventions to promote community health and prevent disease.
Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Supplies a searchable online registry of mental health and substance abuse interventions that have been assessed and rated by independent reviewers. Aims to assist the public in identifying approaches to preventing and treating mental and substance use disorders that have been scientifically tested and that can be readily disseminated to the field.
Finding Programs and Practices
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Offers two registries of evidence-based suicide prevention programs. The first draws directly from a larger registry: the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. The second registry includes a list of effective and promising evidence-based programs on suicide prevention.
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.