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Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is an interdisciplinary approach to clinical practice that has been gaining ground following its formal introduction in 1992.
Its basic principles are that all practical decisions made should 1) be based on research studies and 2) that these research studies are selected and interpreted according to some specific norms characteristic for EBP.

OPTIMIST CURRENTLY OFFERS THE FOLLOWING  Evidence Based Practices (E.B.P.’S):
Seeking Safety: Addresses trauma and unsafe behavior, such as substance use. It is designed for ages 13 and older. 

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P): Helps caregivers with parenting skills over the course of ten sessions.
   
Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): Addresses trauma and can include conjoint therapy with caregivers when appropriate.

Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP): Addresses trauma, anxiety, disruptive behavior, and depressive symptoms. Caregivers are encouraged to be part of the treatment plan.

Crisis Oriented Recovery Services (CORS): Addresses recent crises in the client’s life and focuses on building a support system.

I
ndividual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT): Is designed for ages 16 and older.  It focuses on changing unhealthy thought patterns and addresses anxiety, trauma, and depressive symptoms. 
EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES

Optimist Youth Homes
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6957 N. Figueroa St. Box 41-1076 Los Angeles, CA 90041-1076
Telephone: (323) 443-3175
www.OYHFS.org

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