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.
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 https://shop.centreforemotionalhealth.com.au/product/cool-kids-anxiety-program/ and https://shop.centreforemotionalhealth.com.au/product/cool-kids-chilled-adolescent-anxiety-program/
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.