Report of the Task Force on Evidence-Based Practice with Children and Adolescents
This report addresses the unique challenges for practitioners in developing, strengthening, and disseminating evidence-based practice (EBP) for children, adolescents, and their families.
The report adheres to the 2005 APA policy statement on Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology, which calls for "the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences."
The report covers:
A brief history and the key assumptions of EBP.
Developmental considerations for children and adolescents.
The critical issues affecting the dissemination and implementation of EBP.
An approach to practice that consists of observation, inquiry, and evaluation.
Recommendations for research, education, practice, and policy.
- Disseminating Evidence-Based Practice For Children & Adolescents: Executive Summary (PDF, 808KB)
- Disseminating Evidence-Based Practice For Children & Adolescents (PDF, 3.2MB)
- APA Task Force Recommends Dissemination of Evidence-Based Practice to Address Gaps in Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents