WV ESMH Evidence-Based Programs

WVESMH initiatives should use evidence-based programs whenever possible. Those with grant funding through the WVDoHS Bureau for Behavioral Health must choose a specified number of programs that have been approved for use in ESMH grant sites to meet requirements. This page lists approved programs with links to the WV Bureau for Behavioral Health Clearinghouse, where further information is available. You may submit a program for review on that site as well. If you have questions, contact us at mushtac@groups.marshall.edu

Some programs are approved for use at ESMH grant funded sites that are not listed on the WV Bureau for Behavioral Health Clearinghouse. This is because the WVESMH project pre-dates the development of the clearinghouse, the program has not yet been reviewed, or the approved title is considered an environmental strategy. Legacy programs were previously approved for use in ESMH and/or federally, but have no substantial published research within a decade.

Additional Programs Approved for ESMH Use

Tier
Name
Delivery
Impacts
Grade
1
Four sessions (Grades 5-10) or two seessions (Grades 11-12). Includes a facilitator guide, a DVD for Staff training, and USB flash drive containing reproducible materials for staff, parents, and students.
Knowledge about suicide, attitudes about suicide, suicide intervention, seeking adult help, and attitudes about keeping a friend's suicide thoughts secret.
5-12
1
Whole School Program
Teaching behavior expectation in the same manner as a core subject.
K-12
1
Lesson plans and student workbooks plus digital content.
Substance use, violence, improved social behavior.
K-12
1
12 tools with journal prompts,take home family activites,tangible toolbox, cards,administrator's guide, puppets (K-3)
Encourages social equity through empathy, understanding, and 12 skills to navigate life.
K-6
2
12 module, web based program
Anxiety Reduction
2-7
2
34 lessons for weekly, one-hour small group sessions.
Reduced delinquent behavior, aggressive behavior, and substance use.
4-8
2
Four sessions (Grades5-10) or two sessions (Grades 11-12). Includes a facilitator guide, a DVD for staff training, and USB flash drive containing reproducible materials for staff, parents and students.
Knowledge about suicide, Attitudes about suicide and suicide intervention, Attitudes about seeking adult help, Attitudes about keeping a friend's suicide thoughts a secret.
5-12
2
Alternative to suspension/citation program for tobacco use in school in four 50-minute individual or small group sessions.
Vaping and tobacco cessation/willingness to try to quit.
5-12
2
30 session plans with flexible delivery model.
Decrease in anxious and depressive symptoms, decreases in withdrawal, improved social skills, behavior, and emotional regulation.
3-8