Psychiatric Research Institute and Department of Pediatrics
Collaborate to Serve Children Who Have
to Arkansas' Division of Children and Family Services, 10,927 children were
victims of maltreatment during SFY 2012.More than 8,000 children were confirmed to be victims of physical or
sexual abuse or a combination of both.
The mission of AR BEST is to improve outcomes for traumatized children and their
families in Arkansas through excellence in clinical care, training, advocacy and
Clinical Care -
Implement evidence-based assessment and treatment practices throughout the
state to create a comforting and safe environment for children and
adolescents who are traumatized and optimize their physical and mental
Provide state-of-the-art training, supervision and learning environments
that will maximize the adoption of quality interventions for traumatized
children and adolescents.
Enhance awareness, expand knowledge and promote collaboration among all
individuals working with traumatized children and adolescents and their
Evaluation / Research -
Constantly monitor, assess the effectiveness of, and develop and test new
models of interventions for traumatized children and adolescents to provide
the safest and most effective care available.
UAMS Department of Psychiatry 4301 W. Markham #554 Little Rock, AR 72205, (501) 526-8317