Evidence-Based Practice Considerations for Child Welfare Professionals
The following resources help administrators, program managers, supervisors, and frontline workers address specific issues in implementing evidence-based practice, including provider knowledge and skill, community and organizational context, and client needs and engagement.
About Empirically-Supported Practices (PDF - 136 KB)
Center for Mental Health in Schools, University of California, Los Angeles (2006)
Examines the connections between research and real-life interventions.
A Lot to Lose: A Call to Rethink What Constitutes "Evidence" in Finding Social Interventions That Work (PDF - 158 KB)
Smyth & Schorr (2009)
Describes what it takes for organizations to support lasting change in the lives of highly marginalized and vulnerable people. The paper provides a set of starting points for rethinking evaluation to ensure greater accountability.
Integrating Evidence-Based Practices Into CBCAP Programs: A Tool for Critical Discussions
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
Designed as a training and technical assistance resource to promote discussion around the selection, implementation, and evaluation of child abuse and neglect prevention programs, services, and activities. The process is intended to help programs move toward evidence-informed and evidence-based programming to support and serve families better.