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A Family Guide ~ Choosing the Right Treatment: What Families Need to Know About Evidence-Based Practices
By Dana Markey, Program Coordinator, NAMI Child and Adolescent Action Center
Due to popular demand, NAMI has reprinted A Family Guide ~ Choosing the Right Treatment: What Families Need to Know About Evidence-Based Practices. The guide, originally released in 2007, is designed to inform families about evidence-based practices in children’s mental health and to share information on an array of treatment and support options. Educated and informed families are in the best position to advocate for the most effective treatments and supports for their child.
The guide has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from NAMI leaders, families, and mental health providers.
The guide is available on the NAMI website as a PDF document, or hard copies can be ordered by emailing Bianca Ruffin, Program Assistant. The guide is free; however, shipping and handling costs need to be covered for bulk orders.
Additionally, the following sections of the guide are available online in Spanish: