Cool Kids

Scientific Rating:
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Cool Kids was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Cool Kids as listed below:

Accreditation is to be completed to measure provider readiness for Cool Kids

Formal Support for Implementation

There is no formal support available for implementation of Cool Kids.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Cool Kids as listed below:

There is a fidelity measure that was used in the clinical trials and is available upon request. The measure includes a checklist of skills and strategies that are rated by independent observers from video recordings of therapy sessions.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Cool Kids as listed below:

The program is supported by a manual for the therapist to structure sessions. The manual and other materials are available from and

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has been conducted on how to implement Cool Kids as listed below:

  • Lyneham, H. J., & Rapee, R. M. (2006). Evaluation of therapist supported parent-implemented CBT for anxiety disorders in rural children. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 1287-1300.
  • Rapee, R. M., Abbott, M. J., & Lyneham, H. J. (2006). Bibliotherapy for children with anxiety disorders using written materials for parents: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74(3), 436-444.
  • McLoone, J. K., & Rapee, R. M. (2012). Comparison of an anxiety management program for children implemented at home and school: Lessons learned. School Mental Health, 4(4), 231-242.
  • Rapee, R. M., Lyneham, H. J., Wuthrich, V., Chatterton, M. L., Hudson, J. L., Kangas, M., & Mihalopoulos, C. (2017). Comparison of stepped care delivery against a single, empirically validated cognitive-behavioral therapy program for youth with anxiety: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 56(10), 841-848.