Evidence-based Practices

Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention is committed to disseminating training and supervision in the use of evidence-based practices for the treatment of traumatic stress.  Evidence-based practices are treatment techniques that have been demonstrated, through research and evaluation, to have a measurable effect on specific symptoms.  If delivered with fidelity to the treatment model, evidence-based practices have been shown to be effective.

AIP Evidence-based Practices

Evidence-based practices currently being used by Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention and of which we offer training, supervision and consultation are:


To Treat Trauma

AIP offers training and ongoing supervision in the practice of evidence-based individual and group treatments to address symptoms of traumatic stress. Practices are designed for delivery in schools as well as in the community. Trainings are offered in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) and Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY).

Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
Group Therapy treatment for trauma for children in schools
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Trauma Systems Therapy
Individual treatment for traumatic stress
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Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Individual and group treatment for traumatic stress
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To Treat Anxiety

AIP offers trainings to clinical teams and school districts in our effort to disseminate evidence-based practices to address symptoms of anxiety which is frequently co-morbid with symptoms of exposure to traumatic stress.

Coping Cat
Individual treatment for children experiencing anxiety
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To Treat Delinquency

Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention was the first Massachusetts licensed provider of Multisystemic Therapy. This evidence-based, home-based therapy program is offered through referral by the Department of Children and Families.

Multisystemic Therapy
Home-based family therapy
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To Treat Problem Sexual Behavior

MST-PSB is a pragmatic, goal-oriented, family- and community-based treatment that addresses the causes of problem sexual behavior in youth who are at high risk for out-of-home placement.

Multisystemic Therapy- Problem Sexual Behavior
Home-based family therapy
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To Treat Substance Misuse

Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention offers training in evidence-based practice to screen students for possible substance misuse and to support referral to treatment as needed.

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
Short-term treatment to prevent substance misuse
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To Address Bullying

Developed by Dan Olweus, OBPP is a comprehensive intervention to prevent bullying in schools. Developed in the 1970’s, OBPP is considered to be the first scientific research into bullying.

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
School-wide bullying prevention program
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Online Registries

There are numerous registries online that vigorously review the effectiveness of specific treatment models for a wide variety of behavioral and mental health related issues and rate them according to the strength of the research that has been done to evaluate their effectiveness.

SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
NREPP is managed by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  In order for a treatment practice to be included in NREPP, three criteria must be met:

  1. There has been research or evaluation of the practice
  2. The evidence for the outcome has been measured in a study using an experimental or quasi-experimental design
  3. The results have been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Practices are rated as Effective, Promising, Ineffective, or Inconclusive based on the strength of the research.

California Evidence-based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC)
The CEBC uses a rating scale that, depending on the research that has been published in a peer reviewed journal, places the practice on a scale of:

  1. Well-Supported by Research Evidence
  2. Supported by Research Evidence
  3. Promising Research Evidence
  4. Evidence Fails to Demonstrate Effect
  5. Concerning Practice.

Blueprint for Healthy Youth Development
Blueprints rates programs as Promising Programs if there is:

  1. One high-quality randomized control trial or
  2. Two high-quality quasi-experimental evaluations.

Programs are rated as Model Programs if there are:

  1. Two high-quality randomized control trials or
  2. One high-quality randomized control trial and one high-quality quasi-experimental evaluations.

Programs are rated as Model Plus if they are Model Programs and additionally are replicated independently.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) 
NTCSN posts fact sheets on their website regarding treatments that are considered Promising Practices for treating traumatic stress. Evidence-based practices currently being used by Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention and of which we offer training, supervision and consultation are: