4.0 Evidence-Based Programs & Practices

What does ‘evidence-based’ mean?

    ‘Evidence-based’ signifies that a program or practice displays the following characteristics:
  1. It has demonstrated a causal link between program outcome through rigorous evaluation methodology
  2. It achieves a desired outcome
  3. Through research, it is accurate to say that it is effective

It is important that all suicide prevention practices are evidence-based, in order to ensure safety for any persons that may be exposed.

Where can I find evidence-based suicide prevention programs and resources?

Other evidence-based registries that may be beneficial for suicide prevention, mental health, and/or crisis intervention are:

Information Resources About Evidence-Based Practices

This resource from the National Alliance on Mental Illness gives information on the basics of evidence-based practices, challenges, and their effects on multicultural populations.
EBP’s & Multicultural Mental Health

This online guide provides an overview of evidence-based prevention, types of evidence, and limitations of research-based evidence.
Guide to EBP

The guide provided below contains explanation into identity, locating, selecting, tracking, and monitoring evidence-based practices. It also includes key questions and measurement resources.
Selecting EBP’s

The following link to describes how to identify and choose evidence-based programs as part of a systematic planning process.
Selecting EBP’s