Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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Canadian Scholars
242 pages
6 x 9 inches
January 2012
Print ISBN: 9781551304014


Implementing Evidence-Informed Practice: International Perspectives comprises sixteen original articles about developing strategies to integrate knowledge into policy and practice in order to:

  • determine if interventions will have the desired effect,
  • ensure that public money is spent efficiently, and
  • increase the likelihood that practitioners are intervening in the lives of others on the basis of the best available evidence.

Treatment outcomes, knowledge sharing, outcome evaluation methodology, early intervention, prevention, the development and sustaining of implementation teams, and the creation of instruments to measure implementation capacities across local, regional, and state/provincial levels are all addressed.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction – Katharine Dill and Wes Shera

Section One: Conceptualizing Evidence-Informed Practice
Chapter 2: Pushing the Envelope: Future Directions for Evidence-Informed Practice – Katharine Dill and Wes Shera
Chapter 3: Tacit Knowledge As Evidence: The Role of Conversation and Stories in the Validation of Practice Wisdom – George Julian and Todor Proykov
Chapter 4: Evidence-Informed Practice in Child Protection – Aron Shlonsky and Michelle Ballan

Section Two: Strategies for Promoting the Use of Evidence-Informed Practice
Chapter 5: Interactive Strategies in Evidence-Informed Practice: Working in Collaboration with a Multi-Professional Children’s Workforce – Susannah Bowyer and Sarah Moore
Chapter 6: Methods for Engaging Key Stakeholders in Child and Youth Mental Health – Melanie Barwick, Don Buchanan, Michael Cheng, Ian Manion, Frances Ruffolo, and Kathy Short
Chapter 7: Changing Lives through Technology and Innovation – Ian Watson, Amy O’Neil, and Alison Petch

Section Three: Systemic-Level Efforts to Improve the Use of Evidence-Informed Practice
Chapter 8: Informing Policy with Evidence: Successes, Failures, and Surprises – Cathy Humphreys, Gaby Marcus, Ann Sanson, Kelly Rae, Sarah Wise, Marilyn Webster, and Sarah Waters
Chapter 9: Facing the Child Welfare and Mental Health Interface Challenges through Evidence-Informed Approaches: An Irish Case Study – John Canavan, Aisling Gillen, Kathryn Higgins, and Brendan Doody
Chapter 10: Achieving an Outcomes-Driven System: Critical Decision Points for Leaders – Sybil K. Goldman, Kay Hodges, Patrick Kanary, and James R. Wotring
Chapter 11: Let’s Come Together: A Macro-Oriented Model for Organizing the Support of EBP 156 – Karin Alexanderson, Elisabeth Beijer, Ulf Hyvönen, Per-Åke Karlsson, and Kristin Marklund

Section Four: Multi-level Initiatives in the Implementation of Evidence-Informed Practice
Chapter 12: Facilitating Evidence-Informed Practice: Participatory Knowledge Translation and Exchange – Robyn Mildon, Leah Bromfield, Fiona Arney, Kerry Lewig, Annette Michaux, and Greg Antcliff
Chapter 13: Engaging the Voice of the Child: Strengthens Practice-Based Research and Guides Multi-Professional Co-operation – Stina Högnabba, Hanna Heinonen, Tiina Muukkonen, and Alpo Heikkinen
Chapter 14: Partners for Our Children: A Case Study of a Public-Private University-Based Research and Development Centre – Mark E. Courtney and Tessa Keating
Chapter 15: Implementing Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare and Other Human Services – Dean L. Fixsen, Karen A. Blase, Michelle A. Duda, and Jacquie Brown
Chapter 16: Integrative Themes, Lessons Learned, and Future Challenges – Katharine Dill and Wes Shera


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