So, if I am being honest about it, the words Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) do not have a history of making my heart go pitter-patter. On the contrary, this has been a concept that at first eluded me and eventually troubled me as a student of Social Work .
Was EBP an elitist attempt to turn SOCIAL work into something algebraic so that we can all feel smarter, more self-important and less bleeding heart?
Was EBP a fancy way of saying, “You are being watched” so stick with the status quo?
Not to mention,
After the referring and crisising and consulting and meeting and interventioning and counseling and observing and assessing and preventing and developing, when exactly do I have time to do the Evidence-Based researching?
Truthfully, I still experience some tension as I ponder each of these issues, but a few professional development workshops and a good book or two down the line and I am seeing the integrity that working from an Evidence-Informed-Perspective offers.
Evidence-Informed-Practice Means, THIS!
It can be utilized through websites like the ones found here!
And, for all of my comprades out there, from those of you who investigate and Implement Evidence Informed practices happily to those who do so begrudgingly Please check out these books!
And at your schools??? How do you collect data? Choose your interventions? Maintain the Integrity that we hope is a hallmark of SSW practice? Let us know!