Delaware’s BEST

Delaware’s BEST (Bringing Evidence-Based System of Care Treatment) is a statewide effort to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices for children ages birth to five with emotional and behavioral disorders.  C-TECC collaborates with the State of Delaware’s Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services (DBPHS) to train students, community clinicians, and early-childhood advocates in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Attachment and Bio-Behavioral Catch-Up (ABC).  In addition, C-TECC conducts all evaluation activities associated with the training, implementation, and effectiveness of the project.  The project began in in October 2008, and extends through September, 2014.  Over 100 community therapists and students across the state have been trained.  C-TECC has developed an integrated information system, a multi-level logic model, and trained undergraduate and graduate students in evaluation methodology, community collaboration, and clinical service delivery.