Readings in Evidence-Based Social Work: Syntheses of the Intervention Knowledge Base

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Exposing readers to what works across a wide range of practice domains, Readings in Evidence-Based Social Work meets a growing need within schools of social work to incorporate the latest research on evidence-based practice into the curriculum. This one-of-a-kind reader synthesizes current knowledge, adds editorial commentary and questions, and presents state-of-the-art material to help students better understand which social work interventions work and why.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412963244
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/12/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Thyer, Ph.D. is Professor of Social Work with Florida State University, as well as the founding and continuing Editor of the journal Research on Social Work Practice. Dr. Thyer has authored/co-authored over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of social work, psychology, psychiatry, behavior analysis, and evaluation, as well as over 50 book chapters and about 20 books in these areas. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and one of the Founders of the Society for Social Work and Research. In 2005 one of his articles on evidence-based practice in social work received a Pro Humanitate Award from the North American Center for Child Welfare.

Michael Vaughn, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University. He is the author of over 50 articles and book chapters. Currently, he has three funded projects. Two of which involve developing databases of empirical studies for quantitative synthesis on adolescent substance abuse treatment and adolescent antisocial behavior. In addition, he is writing numerous articles on the topic of serious juvenile offending, transitions to adulthood for foster youth and applications of a biosocial dynamic framework to antisocial behavior and substance abuse.

Matthew Howard, Ph.D. is the Frank Daniels Distinguished Professor of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. Nationally acknowledged as an expert in psychiatric comorbidity of substance use disorders and evidence-based practice, he has published more than 100 articles in these areas and has served as PI or co-PI on several federally-funded grants. His recent research has examined predictors of major depression and anxiety disorders in adolescent inhalant and ecstasy users, racial and gender differences in the prevalence and predictors of substance-induced psychiatric disorders, self-medication of psychiatric disorders with alcohol and illicit drugs, and long-term health outcomes of polydrug dependent adults with comorbid mental health disorders.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to systematic reviews and meta-analyses in social work : on the importance of syntheses of intervention research for effective practice Matthew O. Howard Howard, Matthew O. Michael G. Vaughn Vaughn, Michael G. Bruce A. Thyer Thyer, Bruce A. 1

1 Preventing child abuse : a meta-analysis of parent training programs Brad W. Lundahl Lundahl, Brad W. Janelle Nimer Nimer, Janelle Bruce Parsons Parsons, Bruce 13

2 Parent involvement in treatment for ADHD : a meta-analysis of the published studies Jacqueline Corcoran Corcoran, Jacqueline Patrick Dattalo Dattalo, Patrick 35

3 Effective family-based interventions for adolescents with substance use problems : a systematic review Ashley M. Austin Austin, Ashley M. Mark J. Macgowan Macgowan, Mark J. Eric F. Wagner Wagner, Eric F. 55

4 Therapeutic interventions for foster children : a systematic research synthesis Patricia Ann Craven Craven, Patricia Ann Robert E. Lee Lee, Robert E. 85

5 Are mainstream programs for juvenile delinquency less effective with minority youth than majority youth? : a meta-analysis of outcomes research Sandra Jo Wilson Wilson, Sandra Jo Mark W. Lipsey Lipsey, Mark W. Haluk Soydan Soydan, Haluk 121

6 Psychosocial treatment of youth suicide : a systematic review of the research Mark J. Macgowan Macgowan, Mark J. 143

7 Adolescent substance abuse treatment : a synthesis of controlled evaluations Michael G. Vaughn Vaughn, Michael G. Matthew O. Howard Howard, Matthew O. 171

8 Participation in victim-offender mediation and the prevalence of subsequent delinquent behavior : a meta-analysis William R. Nugent Nugent, William R. Mona Williams Williams, Mona Mark S. UmbreitUmbreit, Mark S. 189

9 Meta-analysis of interventions with co-occurring disorders of severe mental illness and substance abuse : implications for social work practice Marian L. Dumaine Dumaine, Marian L. 209

10 Treating depression during pregnancy and the postpartum : a preliminary meta-analysis Sarah E. Bledsoe Bledsoe, Sarah E. Nancy K. Grote Grote, Nancy K. 231

11 A systematic review of depression treatments in primary care for Latino adults Leopoldo J. Cabassa Cabassa, Leopoldo J. Marissa C. Hansen Hansen, Marissa C. 251

12 Changing heterosexuals' attitudes toward homosexuals : a systematic review of the empirical literature Edmon W. Tucker Tucker, Edmon W. Miriam Potocky-Tripodi Potocky-Tripodi, Miriam 269

13 A systematic review of the empirical literature on intercessory prayer David R. Hodge Hodge, David R. 293

Conclusion The way forward : translating research findings into practice settings Bruce A. Thyer Thyer, Bruce A. Michael G. Vaughn Vaughn, Michael G. Matthew O. Howard Howard, Matthew O. 321

Index 329

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