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The Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model is recognized as an empirically-supported, evidence-based treatment by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC).  The body of research supporting the effectiveness of the CPS model in diverse settings continues to grow. A five-year NIMH-funded study on CPS at the Virginia Tech Child Study Center was completed in 2015, and numerous papers describing the findings have been submitted for publication (many are already published or in press). Additional research projects examining the effectiveness of the CPS model are ongoing in various settings, including outpatient studies in Sydney, Australia (in collaboration with University of Technology) and Gothenburg, Sweden (in collaboration with Gothenburg University); a school study in the Aalborg (Denmark) schools (in collaboration with University College North Denmark); a community/school study in the Trillium Lakelands (Ontario, Canada) District School Board (in collaboration with Ryerson University in Toronto); a study in the Alternative Placement Programs in the New York City Public Schools; and ongoing research in the juvenile detention system in the state of Maine. Click here for a complete listing of published and submitted research papers.