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NCJ Number: 235756 Find in a Library
Title: Turning Knowledge into Practice: A Manual for Human Service Administrators and Practitioners About Understanding and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices, Second Edition (Revised)
Author(s): Pamela S. Hyde, J.D.; Kathryn Falls, M.S.W.; John A. Morris, Jr., M.S.W.; Sonja K. Schoenwald, Ph.D.
Editor(s): John Morris, M.S.W.; Stephen Day, M.S.W.; Sonja K. Schoenwald, Ph.D.
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 148
Sponsoring Agency: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Chicago, IL 60603
Technical Assistance collaborative, Inc.
Boston, MA 02116
Sale Source: Technical Assistance collaborative, Inc.
31 Saint James Avenue
Suite 710
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual is intended to enhance independence, self-sufficiency, and community living for people with disabilities through the implementation and approaches of best practice series and segments.
Abstract: Although originally intended to support mental health programs for individuals diagnosed with mental and substance-use conditions, issues in implementing evidence-based practices cut across broader segments of human services, so this second edition has a broader reach. The first chapter defines evidence-based practices and explains why they should be used. The second chapter considers how the movement toward evidence-based practice fits with concepts of recovery, resilience, and cultural competence. The third chapter explains the terms used to describe various approach to evidence-based practices, followed by a chapter with some examples of evidence-based practices. The fifth chapter examines how a program chooses an evidence-based practice for implementation and what is involved in that implementation. This is followed by a chapter that assists practitioners in changing their practice to an evidence-based approach. The seventh chapter focuses on organizational or structural issues that can influence whether or not the implementation of evidence-based practices is successful. The concluding chapter discusses how progress in implementing evidence-based practices can be sustained. The appendixes contain the following material: general organization index criteria, a Multisystemic therapy site assessment checklist, how to read and understand the scientific literature, a bibliography, and listings of the consultant/advisors for the first edition and biographical sketches of the authors.
Main Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult)
Index Term(s): Drug treatment; Mental disorders; Mental health services; Probation or parole services; Reentry; Research uses in policymaking
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