Assignment: Accessing Information About Evidence-Based Practices The first steps
Assignment: Accessing Information About Evidence-Based Practices The first steps toward narrowing the gap between research and practice are recognizing that one exists and educating oneself and others. Social workers must realize the benefits and eliminate the misconceptions surrounding evidence-based practice. In the Bradley episode featured in the resources the social worker combines her assessment of Tiffani Bradleys individual situation with her knowledge of research to evaluate her supervisors recommended intervention. Now that the social worker has recognized a gap she/he/they need to access potentially relevant information for a specific case and critically analyze for its applicability to that case. This weeks Assignment allows you to practice these critical next steps in the Bradley family case. To prepare for this Assignment review Episode 4 of the Bradley family case study. Develop a list with 2“3 researchable questions that you could use to find evidence about the efficacy of 12-step programs or other treatments for substance abuse in adolescents. Then using the resources provided search for two evidence-based interventions that would be appropriate for Tiffani Bradley. Be sure to consider quality of research readiness for dissemination replications and costs. Submit a 600 “ Word paper that includes the following: Summaries of the two interventions and their respective research regarding effectiveness Recommendations for Tiffanis social worker that address the following: Factors to consider when choosing between the two interventions The social work skills that the staff would require to implement the intervention The training required to implement each intervention An evaluation of evidenced-based practice based on your reaction to the experience in which you address the following questions: Would you as a beginning researcher have enough knowledge to benefit from researching evidence-based practices? Why or why not? How might the research that you conducted increase your confidence in the intervention with Tiffani? Is the information provided enough to make a decision regarding interventions? Why or why not? Appropriate APA citations in your writing Must contain 3 references and citations form the following materials only. Required Readings Document: Thyer B. (2010). Introductory principles of social work research. In B. Thyer (Ed.) The handbook of social work research methods (2nd ed. pp.1“8). Thousand Oaks CA: SAGE. (PDF) Copyright 2010 by Sage Publications Inc. Reprinted by permission of Sage Publications Inc. via the Copyright Clearance Center. Document: Cooney S. M. Huser C. M. Small S. & OConnor C. (7). Evidence-based programs: An overview. What Works Wisconsin ”Research to Practice Series (6) 1“8. Retrieved from http://whatworks.uwex.edu/attachment/whatworks_06.pdf (PDF) Madison WI: University of Wisconsin Madison/Extension. Document: OConnor C. Small S. A. & Cooney S. M. (7). Program fidelity and adaptation: Meeting local needs without compromising program effectiveness. What Works Wisconsin ”Research to Practice Series (4) 1“6. Retrieved from http://whatworks.uwex.edu/attachment/whatworks_04.pdf (PDF) Madison WI: University of Wisconsin Madison/Extension. Document: Small S. A. Cooney S. M. Eastman G. & OConnor C. (7). Guidelines for selecting an evidence-based program: Balancing community needs program quality and organizational resources. What Works Wisconsin ”Research to Practice Series (3) 1“6. Retrieved from whatworks.uwex.edu/attachment/whatworks_03.pdf (PDF) Madison WI: University of Wisconsin Madison/Extension. University of Wisconsin Extension. (7). Research to practice report briefs. Retrieved from http://whatworks.uwex.edu/Pages/1researchbriefs.html Document: Small S. A. Reynolds A. J. OConnor C. & Cooney S. M. (5). What works Wisconsin: What science tells us about cost-effective programs for juvenile delinquency prevention. Retrieved from http://whatworks.uwex.edu/attachment/whatworkswisconsin.pdf (PDF) Madison WI: University of Wisconsin Madison/Extension. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2018). Evidence-based practices resource center. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/ebp-resource-center The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare. (2018). Program registry. Retrieved from http://www.cebc4cw.org/home/ National Association of Social workers. (n.d.). Evidence-based practice. https://www.socialworkers.org/News/Research-Data/Social-Work-Policy-Research/Evidence-Based-Practice Whittaker J. (9). Evidence-based intervention and services for high-risk youth: A North American perspective on the challenges of integration for policy practice and research. Child & Family Social Work 14(2) 166“177.