Research and Education Advancing Children’s Health

90% of proven behavioral and mental health interventions have yet to be used by practitioners in public and private health sectors. The ASU REACH Institute is changing that!

The mission of the ASU REACH Institute, which is within the Department of Psychology, is to bridge the gap between university-based research and practice to promote children’s mental and physical health and academic achievement. Scientists at the institute are leaders in developing and evaluating child and family interventions for culturally diverse and international communities. They use their expertise in translating evidence-based interventions into community practice in their work with policy makers and community stakeholders locally and globally and across diverse service sectors, including schools, community mental health agencies, hospitals and courts.

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Programs and services

ADAPT-Adaptive Parenting Tools

ADAPT is an evidence-based parent coaching program for families with school-aged children. Key parenting skills taught include: encouragement, emotion coaching and  emotion regulation, limit setting, monitoring, problem solving, and positive involvement. 

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eNew Beginnings

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The eNew Beginnings Program is an asychronous completely online program that helps parents protect their children from the negative effects of parental divorce and separation. The simple but powerful skills the eNew Beginnings Program teaches have been shown to benefit children up to 15 years later.

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Family Bereavement

The Family Bereavement Program addresses the complex needs of children and families after the death of a parent. It has shown to have long term effects on mental health outcomes for parents and children. FBP has been implemented in collaboration with family hospice providers.

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Bridges/Puentes is a school-based universal prevention program shown to promote school engagement and success and reduce high-risk health behaviors such as early age substance use.

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429combined years of research 

16 countries involved in research 

5,000 families have participated in REACH programs

Resources and Training 

Training & Continuing Education

Measures & Assessment Tools

Implementation & Clinical Outcome Monitoring

Survey Data Collection