SOCW 6311 wk 1 Discussion 1: Characteristics, Challenges, and Opportunities of Evidence-Based Design
Consider the following quotation: “Often times, potential users of research knowledge are unconnected to those who do the research, and consequently a huge gap ensues between research knowledge and practice behaviors” (Barwick, M., Boudell, K., Stasiulis, E., Ferguson, H., Blase, K., & Fixsen, D., 2005). Social workers must work to close the gap perceived by the authors of this quote.
In your previous research course, you addressed the concept of evidence-based practice. However, it is important not to fall into a habit of using the term “evidence-based practice” without a clear understanding of its meaning. In particular, it is important to understand what standards of evidence must exist to classify an intervention or a program as evidence based. In this assignment, you are to clarify your understanding of the nature of evidence-based practice and analyze the challenges and opportunities for implementing evidence-based practice in your current social work practice.
To prepare for this Discussion, read the Learning Resources that provide information about different aspects of the evidence-based practice concept. As you read, consider how evidence-based practice or evidence- based programs might be used in a social work agency where you work or where you had a practicum experience.
300 to 500 word discussion in cite references and 7th edition APA format and full references
Post a description of the distinguishing characteristics of evidenced-based practice.
Then provide an evaluation of factors that might support or impede your efforts in adopting evidence-based practice or evidence-based programs.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2018) Evidence-based practices resources center. https://www.samhsa.gov/resource-search/ebp
The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Children Welfare. (2018). Program registry. Retrieved from http://www.cebc4cw.org/home/
National Association of Social workers.(n.D.). Evidence-based practice. Retrieved from http://www.socialworkers.org/News/Research-Data/Social-Work-Policy-Research/Evidence-Based-Practice