chapter  5
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A Profi le for Child and Adolescent Well-Being: Implications for Primary Prevention and Intervention Initiatives With Evidence-Based Practices

Evidence-based programs are programs that have been shown by scientifi cally rigorous evaluations that are empirically based to be effective in reducing debilitating or self-defeating behavior of children, adolescents, and their families. Evidence-based practice is defi ned by the American Psychological Association (2001) as “the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences” (p. 54) and by the Institute of Medicine (2001) as “the integration of best-researched evidence and clinical expertise with patient values” (p. 5).