Education/Professional Development

A Lot to Lose: A Call to Rethink What Constitutes “Evidence” in Finding Social Interventions that Work

This paper argues that experimental methodology is a poor fit for judging the impact of social intervention program models; the authors identify the risks inherent in the continued privileging of experimental designs over all others, and offer a set of starting points for rethinking evaluation to ensure greater accountability without reducing the chances that those

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A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve (Part 4)

This video describes the Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve phases of the framework, explains how agencies can apply each phase, and discusses issues concerning implementation, cultural adaptation, and fidelity monitoring.

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A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Develop & Test and Compare & Learn (Part 3)

This video introduces two additional phases of the framework: Develop & Test and Compare & Learn. It describes how agencies can complete a series of key steps when attempting to design a new intervention and determine whether the interventions result in better outcomes for children and families than their usual practices. 

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