Clinical and Program Expertise

Clinical and Program Expertise

Evidence-Based Practice

Hillside Family of Agencies has been implementing and sustaining evidence-based practices for over a decade, some of which include Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and Parents as Teachers. Hillside Family of Agencies, in partnership with youth, families, and communities, will be the leader in translating research into effective practice solutions that create value (outcomes/cost; HFA Strategic Intent). Guided by our Strategic Intent, we strive to provide the most effective services, interventions, and programs to youth and families. We do so by carefully vetting EBPs using a standardized process that ensures organization, program, community, and target population fit. The process also includes an analysis of organizational readiness to implement and sustain a particular EBP including leadership buy-in, staffing and resources, and feasibility. We incorporate EBPs to optimize our ability to support positive outcomes for youth and families that translate into long-term health and wellbeing.

EBP implementation and sustainability are supported not only at a program level, but also at an organizational level by the Practice & Performance Excellence Group, specifically the Director of Research and the Director of Clinical and Family Practice. Such support includes the development of EBP workgroups that focus on tracking outcomes and maintaining fidelity. Moreover, HFA and programs provide professional development support to ensure that staff has the necessary training and certifications to implement and sustain EBPs. Lastly, EBPs are embedded within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to track outcomes and fidelity to highlight areas of success and identify areas of opportunity for quality improvement.

Hillside Family of Agencies provides a number of programs, services, interventions, models, and sciences. We utilize two evidence-based treatments including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In addition, we also provide services through evidence-based programs such as Parents as Teachers (PAT) housed at the Family Resource Center. We incorporate evidence-based sciences such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and frameworks like Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) for instance. While we do implement EBPs, we also push to provide innovative and promising practices that have not yet evolved into an EBP.

Evidence-Based Treatments

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Evidence-Based Programs

  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Evidence-Informed Models and Frameworks

Scientific Approaches

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Evidence-Based Practice Resources