Evidence-Based Practice, Humans, Schools, Social Workers
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Through a university-community collaborative partnership, the perceived needs of evidence-based practices (EBPs) among school social workers (SSWs) in a large school district in central Florida was assessed. A survey (response rate = 83.6%) found that although 70% of SSWs claim to use EBPs in their everyday practice, 40% do not know where to find them, which may partially explain why 78% of respondents claim to spend 1 to 4 h every week looking for adequate EBPs. From this needs assessment, the translational model was used to address these perceived needs. A systematic review of the literature found 40 tier 2 EBPs, most of which (23%) target substance use, abuse, and dependence. After discussion with academic and community partners, the stakeholders designed, discussed, and implemented a searchable, online, password-protected, interface of these tier 2 EBPs, named Evidence-Based Intervention Toolkit (eBIT). Lessons learned, future directions, and implications of this "one-stop shop" for behavioral health are discussed.
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The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, v. 43, issue 3, p. 474-483
This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11414-015-9493-4
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Castillo, Jose; Rivers, Tommi; Randall, Catherine; Gaughan, Ken; Ojanen, Tiina; Massey, Oliver Tom; and Burton, Donna L., "Placing Evidence-Based Interventions at the Fingertips of School Social Workers" (2016). Psychology Faculty Publications. 2381.