ERIC Number: EJ821391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Implementing Evidence-Based Social Work Practice
Mullen, Edward J.; Bledsoe, Sarah E.; Bellamy, Jennifer L.
Research on Social Work Practice, v18 n4 p325-338 2008
Recently, social work has been influenced by new forms of practice that hold promise for bringing practice and research together to strengthen the scientific knowledge base supporting social work intervention. The most recent new practice framework is evidence-based practice. However, although evidence-based practice has many qualities that might attract social workers to adopt it, use in practice is limited. Accordingly, attention is being given to determine effective strategies for the dissemination, adoption, and implementation of evidence-based practice. This article examines the implementation literature, describes alternative strategies for implementation of evidence-based practice in social work, describes an implementation study to illustrate concepts discussed, and specifies needed research.
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