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NREPP's Learning Center includes learning modules, research documents, information about comparative effectiveness research (CER), and other resources on topics of interest to NREPP users.
- A Road Map for Implementing Evidence-Based Programs
This course provides guidance to facilitate selection and implementation of one of the many evidence-based programs related to prevention and treatment that are publicly available today. You will learn how to (1) select the program that best matches your organization’s needs and (2) carry out the steps necessary to implement the program you choose.
- Preparing an Intervention for NREPP Submission and Potential Review
This course will assist developers of mental health or substance abuse programs, including principal investigators of research studies, who are working toward submitting interventions for review and potential inclusion on NREPP.
Guide to Evidence-Based Program Evaluation
This course provides a basic overview of program evaluation, including the goals of evaluation, types of evaluation, and common study designs. It provides general guidance on how to successfully plan, conduct, and manage an evaluation. The course also covers how to address research quality and disseminate your findings so that the results of your evaluation will have maximum impact.
Compiled by NREPP staff, this library provides users with available research evidence published in systematic reviews on topics related to mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression and Anxiety Disorders
- Early Childhood Programs
- Eating Disorders
- Motivational Interviewing
- Parenting Programs
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- School-Based Violence Prevention Programs To Reduce Bullying and Aggressive Behaviors
- Suicide Prevention Programs
This section of the Web site includes a definition of CER, an explanation of how CER relates to SAMHSA and NREPP, a series of materials describing evidence-based interventions evaluated in CER, and external CER resources.
- What Is Comparative Effectiveness Research?
- Comparative Effectiveness Research Series
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Comparative Effectiveness Research Resources
Resources and Tools
- Evidence-Based Therapy Relationships
This document is drawn from detailed meta-analyses appearing in the second edition of Psychotherapy Relationships that Work, published by Oxford University Press. The document examines the association between elements of the therapy relationship and treatment effectiveness.
- Questions To Ask as You Explore the Possible Use of an Intervention
This document provides questions to ask an intervention developer when deciding whether to implement a specific evidence-based intervention. Questions address implementations, adaptations, staffing, quality assurance mechanisms, training and technical assistance, and cost.
- Identifying and Selecting Evidence-Based Programs
and Practices: Questions to Consider
This document is a tool for facilitating discussion and decisionmaking about evidence-based programs and practices (EBPs). It is intended to help administrators, program directors, and clinicians charged with choosing EBPs that meet the needs of their target population and community.
- Substance Use Screening and
The Alcohol and Drug Institute at the University of Washington maintains a database on substance use screening and assessment instruments.
Mental Health Screening Tools
The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Division of Infectious Diseases, has compiled information on screening tools to complete a mental health assessment.