Evidence Based Curriculum
CS Courses prides itself on utilizing evidence based curriculum for the most effective and life changing results. The curriculum used is listed in the SAMHSA Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. To qualify for the registry a program must meet the following criteria:
1. The intervention has produced one or more positive behavioral outcomes (p ≤ .05) in mental health or substance abuse among individuals, communities, or populations. Significant differences between groups over time must be demonstrated for each outcome.
2. Evidence of the positive behavioral outcome(s) has been demonstrated in at least one study using an experimental or quasi-experimental design. Experimental designs include random assignment of Participants, a control or comparison group in addition to the intervention group, and pre- and post-test assessments. Quasi-experimental designs include a control or comparison group and pre- and post-test assessments but do not use random assignment. Studies with single-group, pre-test/post-test designs do not meet this requirement.
3. The results of these studies have been published in a peer-reviewed journal or other professional publication (e.g., a book volume) or documented in a comprehensive evaluation report. Comprehensive evaluation reports must include the following sections or their equivalent: a review of the literature, theoretical framework, purpose, methodology, findings/results (with statistical analysis and p values for significant outcomes), discussion, and conclusions. Information must be included to enable rating of the six Quality of Research criteria.
4. Implementation materials, training and support resources, and quality assurance procedures have been developed and are ready for use by the public.