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MATCH-ADTC (Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems)


CHDI is helping to bring a new evidence-based children’s mental health treatment to providers in Connecticut.

MATCH-ADTC (Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems) is an evidence-based treatment designed for children ages 6 - 15. Unlike most treatment approaches that focus on single disorders, MATCH is designed to treat four common behavioral health concerns among children, including anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, and behavior problems. 

MATCH is comprised of 33 modules (e.g., praise, rewards, etc.) representing treatment components that are frequently included in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) protocols for depression, anxiety including post-traumatic stress, and behavioral parent training for disruptive behavior. Based on the child's primary concern, treatment is sequentially organized and flexible in order to tailor treatment to each child's specific characteristics and needs. 

MATCH was developed by Bruce Chorpita, Ph.D. and John Weisz, Ph.D., ABPP. The model synthesizes decades of empirically based research on evidence-based treatments and strategies. 

CHDI, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and Harvard University (HU) established a partnership in July 2013 to carry out a five-year, $5 million project to implement, replicate and evaluate MATCH-ADTC. This 5-year project is providing MATCH to children served through selected outpatient clinics. The MATCH initiative includes a randomized clinical trial conducted by Harvard University and a statewide dissemination led by CHDI using the Learning Collaborative methodology.  

MATCH is currently available at 20 provider agencies and three private practices in Connecticut. To find a MATCH provider click here.

View the 2021 MATCH-ADTC Annual Report.

To learn more about MATCH, contact Tiffany Franceschetti or Jason Lang.

Tiffany Franceschetti - Senior Project Coordinator
Jason Lang - Vice President for Mental Health Initiatives