Many treatments have been developed for a variety of youth mental health problems. Not all of these treatments have been studied or have strong research support. Those treatments that do have strong research support and have consistently shown to be effective in treating specific problems in youths are called "evidence-based treatments" or EBTs. We believe that all youths and families receiving treatment should have access to information about the many available treatment options, especially EBTs. The following websites provide information about both broad treatment approaches and specific treatment programs that have demonstrated effects for an array of youth mental health problems.
the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP)!
For more videos for caregivers about effective mental health care for children, visit the
SCCAP Parent Resources Page!
The following websites provide information about a range of youth mental health problems and effective treatments that target these problem areas.
- Info About Kids
- Effective Child Therapy
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (Click HERE for NAMI's Family Guide to Choosing the Right Treatment)
- Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice
- Help Your Keiki
- The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
- Child Trends Data Bank
- Child Mind Institute
The following websites provide information for specific problems (e.g., depression).