REACH Initiative

REACH is dedicated to improving the mental health of the 14 million American youth with emotional and behavioral challenges. Led by national leaders in child psychiatry, psychology and pediatrics, REACH arms thousands of individuals and institutions with the best, evidence-based therapies to improve the mental health of children and adolescents.

REACH uses a four-step process to reduce the time that it takes for state-of-art science to reach local communities:

  • Identify and validate the highest-quality scientific findings.
  • Adapt new interventions to make them family- and child-friendly.
  • Quickly disseminate and implement these proven interventions.
  • Empower local communities to sustain change process through ongoing access to REACH’s latest programs, training materials and technical assistance.