Evidence Based Practice in School Mental Health

Evidence Based Practice in School Mental Health

by James C Raines
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195366263

ISBN-13: 9780195366266

Pub. Date: 04/11/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Though recent legislation embedded with the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act mandates the use of evidence in school-based practice to demonstrate positive outcomes for all students, school social workers - especially those long out of school - often lack the conceptual tools to locate, evaluate, and apply evidence in…  See more details below

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Though recent legislation embedded with the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act mandates the use of evidence in school-based practice to demonstrate positive outcomes for all students, school social workers - especially those long out of school - often lack the conceptual tools to locate, evaluate, and apply evidence in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of their work. The first of its kind tailored specifically to this audience, this SSAAA Workshop title guides school professionals in infusing research throughout their daily practice. It shows school service providers a pragmatic approach to informing every major practice decision with the appropriate research so that students receive the best possible services. This includes how to use research to make reliable and valid assessments, how to use research to choose the best intervention, and how to do research to evaluate progress. Raines goes beyond creating a catalog of interventions that will soon be outdated and provides school social workers with a detailed road map of the EBP process. Chapters detail the nuts and bolts of EBP, explaining how to ask a relevant, answerable question; where to search for evidence; how to appraise the literature and avoid the pitfalls of web based information; how to adapt and apply the evidence in a developmentally and culturally sensitive way; and how to evaluate the results. Detailed examples along the way, including sample spreadsheets practitioners can easily adapt to evaluate their students' progress, bring accountability within reach for school professionals who struggle to find the time, resources, and support sufficient to apply the best evidence to their schools.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195366266
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/11/2008
Series:
SSWAA Workshop Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction
2. Evidence-Based Practice: Definition and Process
3. Creating Answerable Questions
4. Investigating the Evidence
5. Appraising the Evidence
6. Adapting and Applying the Evidence
7. Evaluating Group Outcomes Using Descriptive Drugs
8. Evaluating Individual Outcomes Using Single-Subject Designs
9. Ethics for Evidence-Based Practice
Glossary
Appendix A: Internet Resources for Evidence-Based Practice
Appendix B: Annotated Bibliography on Empirically-Supported Interventions
Appendix C: Ten Threats to Internal Validity
References
Index

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