Created on August 5, 2017. Last updated on October 9th, 2021 at 04:49 pm
Many of the behavioral problems or mental health symptoms that can keep children and adolescents from leading happy, successful lives can be effectively treated with evidence-based therapies. With these treatments, psychologists and other mental health providers help parents and children learn how to work and live better with others, and to build the skills and habits that help them succeed in school and in life.
Not all mental health therapies for young people are effective, and some treatment options do not work the same for all behavioral and mental health disorders.
Outlined below are several therapies that have been proven to work. All of the treatments listed below use techniques that are based on scientific evidence to understand and treat various behavioral and mental health issues in young people.
Watch brief videos teaching evidence-based strategies created by the University of Maryland ADHD Program with support from the Stroud Foundation.
Below, click on informational videos showing simulated versions of what specific evidence-based therapies looks like, courtesy of Cynthia Hartung, Ph.D.’s group at the University of Wyoming.