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Social Work: Evidence Based Resources

What Does it Mean to be Evidence Based?

"[Evidence Based Practice] is a process in which the practitioner combines well-researched interventions with clinical experience, ethics, client preferences, and culture to guide and inform the delivery of treatments and services," (National Association of Social Workers, n.d.).

Below is a diagram of the Evidence Based Practice Process that outlines how EBP would work in action.

Faulkner, M., & Parrish, D. (n.d.). Evidence-based Practice is a Process. The University of Texas at Austin.

National Association of Social Workers. (n.d.). Evidence based practice.,delivery%20of%20treatments%20and%20services.

Organizations with Evidence Based Resources

HHS Report

"This report describes in detail how researchers, policymakers, and program administrators can recognize opportunities for experiments and carry them out. Specifically, the report focuses on opportunistic experiments, defined as randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that study the effects of initiatives, program changes, or policy actions that agencies or programs plan or intend to implement — as opposed to studying an intervention or policy action that is developed and implemented specifically for a research study," (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2015).