Evidence-Based Practices in Child and Family Services

Evidence-Based Practices in Child and Family Services

Teryn Mattox
M. Rebecca Kilburn
Copyright Date: 2014
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 14
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    Evidence-Based Practices in Child and Family Services
    Book Description:

    This document was produced by the Promising Practices Network (PPN) on Children, Families and Communities and was originally published online in 2013 as part of PPN’s Issue Brief series. This brief provides an overview of evidence-based practices in child and family services, including definitions and criteria for identifying them. The document also lists resources about effective programs that improve outcomes for children and their families.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8943-4
    Subjects: Health Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. Preface
    (pp. iii-iii)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. iv-iv)
  4. Tables
    (pp. v-v)
  5. Acknowledgments
    (pp. vi-vi)
  6. What Is an Evidence-Based Practice?
    (pp. 1-6)

    Facing a growing emphasis on accountability for achieving results in the area of children and family services, decisionmakers such as funders and service providers are increasingly making programmatic choices based on the best research evidence. But what is the best available research evidence? And how can decisionmakers without research training make sense of that evidence?

    Programs shown to be effective through rigorous research are known asevidence-based practices(EBPs). EBPs have garnered a new prominence in the field of child and family services in the past decade. Federal funding streams have increasingly been tied to research evidence, particularly around programming...

  7. References
    (pp. 7-8)