Welcome to the Effective Child Therapy Online Education website! ECT Online Education was developed by Division 53 of the American Psychological Association (Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) in collaboration with the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University and The Children's Trust. On this site you will find resources for both parents and professionals about evidence-based practices that promote child and adolescent mental health. Evidence-based practices are those that have been shown to work by high-quality research studies conducted in a variety of settings.
If you are a parent or a caregiver, please check out our resources under the "Parents" tab. You will find brief videos that are interviews with experts in specific problems experienced by families and children. We hope that these videos will provide useful information about mental health issues experienced by children and adolescents.
If you work in a professional capacity with children, adolescents, or families, please click on the "Professionals" tab. Under this tab, you will find informational videos that overview the research literature for a particular intervention relevant to child and adolescent mental health. In addition, professionals can earn continuing education credit for watching our videos. Details about continuing education are provided under the "Professionals" tab.
SCCAP is a Division of the American Psychological Association and is one of the leading organizations in the world working on identification, evaluation, and dissemination of EBPs in child and adolescent mental health. To learn more about SCCAP visit the website at https://clinicalchildpsychology.org. SCCAP in conjunction with the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies has a website that offers free information about evidence-based treatments for parents and practitioners. This website (effectivechildtherapy.fiu.edu) is maintained regularly to ensure that information reflects the current scientific literature.
The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University is located in Miami, FL. The mission of the Center is to study the etiology, mechanisms, and treatment of mental health and learning difficulties of children and adolescents, and to provide education and services for their families and the professionals who work with them. To learn more about the CCF please visit http://ccf.fiu.edu. Florida International University is Miami's first and only four-year public research university. To learn more about FIU please visit www.fiu.edu.
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