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From Evidence to Outcomes in Child Welfare

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The information age is upon us and, with it, a new era of human services has emerged. The terms 'Evidence-Based,' 'evidence-informed,' 'best practice', and 'effective' have become ubiquitous in scholarly and professional publications, government documents, funding applications, and training institutions across the world. Yet despite this avalanche of words, there is substantial disagreement with respect to the definition of evidence and how it should be used to improve the lives of children and youth. This book builds on the burgeoning evidence-informed practice movement in social welfare that evolved from evidence-based medicine some twenty years ago. Key insights from an internationally recognised group of scholars representing several child welfare systems promotes a nuanced understanding of evidence in all its forms; makes a strong case for understanding the role of context in generating, interpreting, and employing evidence; and provides guidance for integrating evidence and context in the provision of child welfare services.

Hardback with dust jacket. Used, as new.

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Author(s):
Aron Shlonsky (Editor), Rami Benbenishty (Editor)
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2014
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0199973725
ISBN-13:
9780199973729
Number of pages:
234
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
From Evidence to Outcomes in Child Welfare

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The information age is upon us and, with it, a new era of human services has emerged. The terms 'Evidence-Based,' 'evidence-informed,' 'best practice', and 'effective' have become ubiquitous in scholarly and professional publications, government documents, funding applications, and training institutions across the world. Yet despite this avalanche of words, there is substantial disagreement with respect to the definition of evidence and how it should be used to improve the lives of children and youth. This book builds on the burgeoning evidence-informed practice movement in social welfare that evolved from evidence-based medicine some twenty years ago. Key insights from an internationally recognised group of scholars representing several child welfare systems promotes a nuanced understanding of evidence in all its forms; makes a strong case for understanding the role of context in generating, interpreting, and employing evidence; and provides guidance for integrating evidence and context in the provision of child welfare services.

Hardback with dust jacket. Used, as new.

Author(s):
Aron Shlonsky (Editor), Rami Benbenishty (Editor)
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2014
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0199973725
ISBN-13:
9780199973729
Number of pages:
234
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
From Evidence to Outcomes in Child Welfare

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