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Office of Mental Health

Evidence-Based Practice

Included here are: selected materials on evidence-based practice, including the SAMSHA report on the Six Core Strategies as an evidence-based practice; risk, as it relates to use of restraint and seclusion; and the use of points and levels systems.

Evidence Based Practice

Presentation and Resource Name Form
Preparing the Adult Mental Health Workforce to Succeed in a Transformed System of Care PDF DocumentLeaving OMH site
SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices Leaving OMH site

Risk Factors

Presentation and Resource Name Form
Restraint and Seclusion - A Risk Management Guide PDF DocumentLeaving OMH site
Seclusions and Restraints - Selected Cases of Death and Abuse at Public and Private Schools and Treatment Centers PDF DocumentLeaving OMH site
Restraint and Seclusion in Psychiatric Treatment Settings: Regulation, Case Law, and Risk Management PDF DocumentLeaving OMH site

Points and Levels Systems

Presentation and Resource Name Form
Beyond Point and Level Systems: Moving Toward Child-Centered Programming PDF DocumentLeaving OMH site