OSLC Intervention Programs on Best Practices Lists

Over the past decade, a variety of federal agencies and private foundations have created “best practices” lists for intervention and prevention programs targeting children and families. Programs on these lists are usually also considered “evidence-based,” a designation that refers to the high quality of research evidence that has accrued about the program.

In a recent survey of 12 best practice lists relevant to children and families, 21 programs appeared on 3 or more lists. Amongst the recurring programs, 23% of programs were developed by OSLC scientists, an additional 23% were directly derived from an OSLC program, and a further 33% included at least some OSLC program elements.

Five programs developed by or in collaboration with OSLC scientists appear regularly on best practice lists: Parent Management Training (PMT; the original OSLC program created by Jerry Patterson, John Reid, and colleagues), Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO; created by Patricia Chamberlain and colleagues), the Adolescent Transitions Program (ATP; created by Tom Dishion and colleagues), First Step to Success (created by Hill Walker and colleagues), and Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT; created by John Reid and colleagues).

Clinical Intervention Programs

Parent Management Training (PMT)

  • American Psychological Association
    Brestan, E., & Eyberg, S. (1998). Effective psychosocial treatments of conduct disordered children and adolescents: 29 years, 82 studies, and 5,272 kids. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 27, 180-189.
  • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Webster-Stratton, C., & Taylor, T. (2001). Nipping early risk factors in the bud: Preventing substance abuse, delinquency, and violence in adolescence through interventions targeted at young children (0-8 years).Prevention Science, 2 (3), 165-192.
  • Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Greenberg, M. T., Domitrovich, C., & Bumbarger, B. (1999). Prevention mental disorders in school-age children: A review of the effectiveness of prevention programs. University Park, PA: College of Health and Human Development, Pennsylvania State University.
  • Office of Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
    Saunders, B. E., Berliner, L., & Hanson, R. F. (2001). Guidelines for the Psychosocial Treatment of Intrafamilial Child Physical and Sexual Abuse (Final Draft Report, July 31, 2001). Charleston, SC: Authors.

Treatment Foster Care of Oregon (TFCO)

Parenting Through Change

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    SAMHSA Model Programs

Prevention Programs

KEEPING FOSTER AND KIN PARENTS SUPPORTED AND TRAINED (KEEP)

Adolescent Transitions Program (ATP)

  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
    Strengthening Families
  • Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Greenberg, M. T., Domitrovich, C., & Bumbarger, B. (1999). Prevention mental disorders in school-age children: A review of the effectiveness of prevention programs. University Park, PA: College of Health and Human Development, Pennsylvania State University.

First Step to Success

  • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Webster-Stratton, C., & Taylor, T. (2001). Nipping early risk factors in the bud: Preventing substance abuse, delinquency, and violence in adolescence through interventions targeted at young children (0-8 years).Prevention Science, 2 (3), 165-192.
  • Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Greenberg, M. T., Domitrovich, C., & Bumbarger, B. (1999). Prevention mental disorders in school-age children: A review of the effectiveness of prevention programs. University Park, PA: College of Health and Human Development, Pennsylvania State University.

Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT)

  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Colorado Division of Criminal Justice; and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
    Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Blueprints for Violence Prevention
  • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Webster-Stratton, C., & Taylor, T. (2001). Nipping early risk factors in the bud: Preventing substance abuse, delinquency, and violence in adolescence through interventions targeted at young children (0-8 years). Prevention Science, 2 (3), 165-192.
  • Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Greenberg, M. T., Domitrovich, C., & Bumbarger, B. (1999). Prevention mental disorders in school-age children: A review of the effectiveness of prevention programs. University Park, PA: College of Health and Human Development, Pennsylvania State University.
  • U.S. Department of Education
    Safe and Drug Free Schools 2001 Exemplary and Promising Programs
  • U.S. Surgeon General
    Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General (2001). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    SAMHSA Model Programs
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Thornton, T. N., Craft, C. A., Dahlberg, L. L., Lynch, B. S., & Baer, K. (2002). Best practices of youth violence prevention: A sourcebook for community action (Rev.). Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Nuestras Familias: Andando Entre Culturas

  • Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Lopez, B., Pantin, H., & Castro, F. G. (2007). Drug use preventive interventions for Hispanic adolescents. In H. Amaro and D. E. Cortez (Eds.), Drug abuse among Hispanics: A brief evidence-based guide for practitioners(pp. 2-3). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Publication No. SMA 07-4288).