VisionQuest has long embraced the use of evidence-based methodologies as a means of effectively responding to the needs of at-risk youth and their families.
Evidence-based practices are “tried-and-true” methods used to address the needs of a child, provide support to the child and family, and create healthier behavior patterns. These methods have been tested clinically and proven effective at the highest levels of scientific rigor.
VisionQuest is a founding member of the Association for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice (AEBP), a national organization of innovative providers and collaborative evaluators promoting evidence-based programs and promising practices for children, youth and families (www.aaebp.org). The Executive Director of AEBP, Dr. Peter Greenwood, is on VisionQuest’s Board of Directors, and VisionQuest holds a Board seat in the Association, demonstrating VisionQuest’s commitment to evidence-based practices.
Evidence-based and evidence-supported practices that VisionQuest currently implements include:
- Sanctuary Model® (thesanctuaryinstitute.org)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) (nacbt.org)
- Aggression Replacement Training (ART) (aggressionreplacementtraining.com)
- The Seven Challenges (sevenchallenges.com)
- Street Smart (cdc.gov)
- Parenting with Love and Limits (PLL) (gopll.com)
- Functional Family Therapy (FFT) (fftinc.com)