Research Review: Evidence-Based Programs and Practices: What Does It All Mean?

Page Count
30
Year Published
2007
Author (Organization)
Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County (Fla.)
Resource Type
Brief
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English
This brief begins by explaining what is meant by evidence-based programs, the development of criteria by different organizations to rate program effectiveness, and common elements. The difference between evidence-based practices and evidence-based programs is discussed, as well as the history of evidence-based programs and legislation that has been passed that support evidence-based programs. Examples of evidence-based programs are then profiled and include: Nurse-Family Partnership, High/Scope Petty Preschool Program, and the Incredible Years. Following sections address: strategies organizations can use to promote the use of evidence-based programs, reasons for implementing an evidence-based program, concerns regarding evidence-based programs, and fidelity versus adaptation of evidence-based programs. Finally, frequently asked questions about evidence-based programs are answered. Appendices include a chart that explains the evidence-based program rating system of different organizations. 22 references.

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