A Blueprint for Embedding Evidence-Based Practices in Child Welfare

Posted September 17, 2018
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Informed by best practices in implementation science, this report outlines a process for integrating evidence-based and evidence-informed programming into child welfare systems. It offers guidance on assessing and selecting interventions, establishing and sustaining implementation teams, developing and aligning implementation structure and supporting data use and communications to ensure continuous quality improvement.

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An evidence-based intervention is a great start — but it’s not enough

Supporting positive child welfare changes starts with identifying the right intervention. Evidence-based practices and programs can be an enormous help. But child welfare leaders should also pay attention to how these programs are implemented, if they meet the needs of children and families, and whether or not they align with the organization, the community, and the systems in which they are situated.