Evidence-Based Practices

Humboldt County's Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is committed to Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) in targeted prevention, early intervention, and treatment strategies.

This long-term strategy will be assessed for outcome and fiscal efficiencies and be expanded if outcomes support this approach. EBPs are viewed as a promising foundation for successful community and family interventions.

EBP Programs

  1. Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA)

    A-CRA is for adolescents with substance abuse issues as well as adolescents with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues.

  2. Aggression Replacement Training (ART)

    Aggression Replacement Training (ART) is a comprehensive intervention strategy used to address aggressive behaviors for youth who are incarcerated in the Humboldt County Regional Facility.

  3. Dual Recovery Program (DRP)

    The Dual Recovery Program (DRP) uses the principles and practices of the evidence-based program Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT) as the foundation, and provides motivational-based treatment designed to engage participants in the recovery process so participants can reach and maintain recovery goals in order to lead safe, healthy lives.

  4. Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

    Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a short term family therapy model focused on reducing risk factors and strengthening protective factors.

  5. Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of Major Depression is for adults who suffer from a depressive disorder.

  6. Incredible Years (IY)

    Incredible Years (IY) is a parenting program that focuses on strengthening parenting skills, increasing positive family communication, increasing children’s social skills, reducing parental stress, and reducing parent-child conflict.

  7. Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

    Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a systematic treatment strategy that seeks to decrease recidivism among adult criminal offenders by increasing moral reasoning.

  8. Nurse-Family Partnership

    Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based, public health program that helps transform the lives of low-income mothers pregnant with their 1st child.

  9. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

    Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a training program that teaches parent / caregivers specific behavior management techniques as they play with their child.

  10. SafeCare

    SafeCare is a parenting program for adults with children ages 0 to 5. Parents learn how their parenting decisions and actions affect their child’s growth and development.

  11. Seeking Safety

    Seeking Safety is for adults with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse problems.

  12. Transition to Independence (TIP)

    The mission of Transition to Independence Process (TIP) is to assist young persons (ages 14 to 25) in making a successful transition into adulthood, so they achieve personal goals in the areas of employment, education, living situation, personal adjustment, and community life functioning.

  13. Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a model of psychotherapy that combines trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral therapy.

  14. Wraparound

    Wraparound is for children / youth with high-end needs and their families.