CAPE Behavioral Health Programs Database



  • 12 Questions about Tobacco from People in Recovery

    This brochure from the Massachusetts Clearinghouse is designed for individuals who are in treatment or recovery from other substance abuse addictions but still struggle with addiction to tobacco products. The brochure also includes resources where patients can find more information and support.

    Evidence: Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program

  • 6 Parenting Practices Help Reduce the Chances Your Child will Develop a Drug or Alcohol Problem

    This is a pdf that has research based parenting practices to help set a child in a positive direction, away from alcohol and drugs.

    Evidence: Various peer reviewed sources

  • A Comprehensive Approach for Community-Based Programs to Address Intimate Partner Violence and Perin

    From January 2013, this PDF is a toolkit including how to assess IPV and PD, strategies for building and sustaining partnerships, raising awareness, cultural and linguistic competency, policy, standards of care guidelines and recommendations for IPV and PD, and evaluations of the efforts.

    Evidence: various peer reviewed sources

  • A Guide for What Works for Depression in Young People

    This guide comes from the Mental Health First Aid Australia program. It describes what depression is and a wide variety of potential treatments (medical and non-medical).

    Evidence: The guide draws from peer-reviewed studies but includes (with disclaimers) treatment avenues with little or no evidence base.

  • A Guide to Evidence-Based Practices for Adults with Mental Illness

    This document constitutes a review of empirically based services and supports for adults with mental illness that was compiled in an effort to provide an overview of practices that can be implemented by the Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority.  Relevant peer-reviewed journal articles, expert consensus guidelines, algorithms, reports, and othe rdocuments from the literature were consulted for relevance and applicability.  The research was conducted using sources of information that are in the public domain.  The report seeks to define what an evidence base constitutes and the rationale for using practices that are empirically supported and have practical use in everyday practice.  It also includes approaches that do not yet have as strong an evidence base or do not yet represent a single evidence-based model of practice but are readily applicable and are national and/or state priorities.

    Evidence: various peer reviewed sources

  • A Guide to What Works for Anxiety Disorders

    This guide comes from the Mental Health First Aid Australia program. It describes what anxiety disorders are as well as a variety of treatment options (medical and non-medical).

    Evidence: The guide draws from peer-reviewed studies but includes (with disclaimers) treatment avenues with little or no evidence base.

  • Across Ages

    A comprehensive program designed to provide mentoring support to youth and adolescents and to create opportunities for older adults (age 55+) to maintain an active role in their communities.


  • Administration on Aging National Family Caregiver Support Program

    The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) provides grants to states and territories, based on their share of the population aged 70 and over, to fund a range of supports that assist family and informal caregivers to care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible. NFCSP offers a range of services to support family caregivers. The Alzheimer's Disease Supportive Services Program (ADSSP) supports state efforts to expand the availability of community-level supportive services for persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) and their caregivers. The ADSSP delivers supportive services, translates evidence based models, and advances state initiatives toward coordinate systems of home and community-based care.


  • Alcohol screening and brief intervention

    Alcohol screening and brief intervention programs identify persons with harmful or hazardous alcohol consumption before health and social consequences become pronounced, and motivate individuals to address their real or potential alcohol problem (WHO-SBI). Such interventions can be administered in person by health care providers, trained counselors, social workers or others or through electronic devices such as computers, telephones, or mobile devices in various settings (CG-Alcohol).

    Evidence: There is strong evidence that alcohol screening and brief interventions reduce excessive drinking among adults when administered in primary care and general hospital settings (WHO-SBI, Cochrane-Kaner 2007, Cochrane-McQueen 2011, IAS-Anderson 2006, NICE-Jackson 2010). Such interventions have also been shown to modestly reduce alcohol-related injuries (NICE-Jackson 2010, Cochrane-Dinh-Zarr 2004). Electronic screening and brief interventions (e-SBI) reduce excessive drinking and alcohol-related harms (CG-Alcohol).

  • Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Training

    Classroom and online training for professional care providers. In addition, for those who have their own professional training curricula, submit the curricula for review and recognition by the Alzheimer’s Association.

    Evidence: No data.

  • Alzheimer's Association Information about Alzheimer's

    This website provides a wealth of information about Alzheimer's, and includes an "in my area" link to find local resources.


  • American Association of Suicidology

    The Association serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide; offers a certification program for individual crisis workers; developed a set of standards and criteria for certification of crisis centers throughout the U.S.

    Evidence: Founded by clinical psychologist, Dr. E. S. Shneidman, the Association promotes research, public awareness programs, public education and training.

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – ASIST, Program

    To help individuals in communities to have the tools to intervene with people at risk of suicide, including a number of training programs.

    Evidence: The program has been evaluated by more than 15 independent evaluation studies, including two Ph.D. studies (e.g. Farrell and Maniprize, 1992; Tierney, 1994; Turley and Tanney, 1998; Eggert et al, 1999, MacDonald, 1999; Guttormsen et al, 2003).

  • Attendance Works

    This page offers users access to tools for monitoring, understanding and addressing chronic absence, starting in the early grades. You will find tools for implementing strategies at the school, district and state level.


  • Behavioral Monitoring and Reinforcement Program

    The intervention consists of four components: (a) collecting up-to-date information about students' actions from interviews with teachers and records of daily attendance, tardiness, and disciplinary action; (b) providing systematic feedback to students and/or parents about the students' actions; (c) attaching value to students' actions (e.g., students could earn points toward a special field trip by coming to school, being on time to class, receiving no disciplinary action); and (d) helping students determine strategies for modifying their behavior and thus earning more points. The program lasts for two years, with booster sessions available during the following year.


  • Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD, Compensation and Pension Examinations

    This PDF from the VA documents best practices for PTSD compensation and pension examinations for mental health professionals.

    Evidence: X - Best practices in this document are based on statistical analyses of health records and other academic studies of PTSD, diagnosis, and treatment.

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters

    Big Brothers/Big Sisters matches children age 6 to 18 with adult mentors in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

    Evidence: At the heart of all that Big Brothers Big Sisters does is our steadfast commitment to measuring and refining our programs to ensure we are making the most effective and longest lasting impact possible. We hold ourselves accountable to the donors, partners, advocates, and families that make our work possible. We hold ourselves accountable to the 240,000 Bigs that are making a difference in the lives of children each and every day. And we hold ourselves accountable to a generation of children ready to be impacted by our programs.

  • Blood alcohol concentration – BAC laws

    Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) laws set legal limits for driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC). In the United States, lower BAC limits are generally set for drivers under the legal drinking age. In other countries, lower levels often apply to newly licensed drivers or newly licensed drivers under a specified age (CG-MV Alcohol).

    Evidence: There is strong evidence that 0.08% BAC laws reduce alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes and fatalities compared to higher BAC levels (CG-MV Alcohol, NICE-Killoran 2010, Bernat 2004). Setting lower BAC limits for young or inexperienced drivers has also been shown to reduce crashes and fatalities; however, additional evidence is needed to confirm effects (CG-MV Alcohol).

  • Blue Pages

    Blue Pages is an Australian website with information on the symptoms and experience of depression as well as evidence-based information on treatment. BluePages provides information on treatments for depression based on the latest scientific evidence. It also offers screening tests for depression and anxiety, and links to other helpful resources.

    Evidence: BluePages maintains a high standard of information on interventions for depression through ongoing "systematic reviews". A systematic review involves a lengthy process of searching for all the scientific research on a specific intervention, and compiling and integrating the highest quality evidence. This is considered to be the most objective approach to evaluating different interventions.

  • Breath testing checkpoints

    Law enforcement officers use breath testing checkpoints, also called sobriety checkpoints, to stop drivers and assess their level of alcohol impairment. There are two types of checkpoints: selective breath testing (SBT), where officers must have reason to suspect a driver has been drinking before testing; and random breath testing (RBT), where officers randomly select and test drivers for blood alcohol levels. RBT is not used in the United States (CG-MV Alcohol). Checkpoints may be publicized through paid or unpaid media coverage, or occur without publicity.

    Evidence: There is strong evidence that sobriety checkpoints reduce alcohol-impaired driving, alcohol-related crashes, and associated fatal and non-fatal injuries, especially when they are highly publicized (CG-MV Alcohol). Positive effects have been shown for both RBT (IAS-Anderson 2006, CG-MV Alcohol) and SBT (CG-MV Alcohol).

  • Buddhist Walking Meditation

    This study set out to determine the effects of Buddhism-based walking meditation and a traditional walking exercise on depression, functional fitness, and vascular reactivity. Depression decreased only in the BWM group; BWM wsa effective in reducing depression, improving functional fitness and vascular reactivity.

    Evidence: This is a peer-reviewed journal article from 2014.

  • Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

    The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. We advocate for public policies proven to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. The website includes facts about tobacco, key issues around smoking, fact sheets, statistics on the toll of tobacco per state and for the US overall, US federal issues, state and local issues, and ways to take action against smoking.


  • Campus alcohol bans

    Campus alcohol bans at colleges and universities limit consumption of alcohol in designated areas. Bans can restrict consumption of alcohol anywhere on campus or ban alcohol only in specific areas such as residence halls.

    Evidence: Banning alcohol on college campuses is a suggested strategy to reduce underage and excessive drinking (NIAAA-College drinking 2002). Available evidence suggests that limiting access to alcohol on campus through campus-wide bans may decrease the frequency of alcohol use and heavy drinking, but may not reduce binge drinking (Wechsler 2001a). Targeted residence hall bans that also prohibit cigarette use appear to decrease alcohol use whereas bans that prohibit alcohol alone may not (Wechsler 2001b). Additional evidence is needed to confirm effects (NIAAA-College drinking 2002).

  • Career Academies

    A Career Academy is a school within a school that links students with peers, teachers, and community partners in a disciplined environment, fostering academic success and mental and emotional health. Originally created to help inner-city students stay in school and obtain meaningful occupational experience, academies and similar programs have evolved into a multifaceted, integrated approach to reducing delinquent behavior and enhancing protective factors among at-risk youths. These academies enable youths who may have trouble fitting into the larger school environment to belong to a smaller educational community and connect what they learn in school with their career aspirations and goals.


  • Caregiver Action Network

    The Caregiver Action Network works to improve the quality of life for those who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves as a broad spectrum of family caregivers, and is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.

    Evidence: No data.