Evidenced Based Practice

Date: 
June 12, 2007
Presenters: 
Nancy K. Young, Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
Presenters: 
Laine Alexandra, Project Manager The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC)
Presenters: 
Norma Finkelstein, Executive Director Institute for Health and Recovery
Presenters: 
Beth Marron, Parent-Child Specialist Institute for Health and Recovery
Presenters: 
Sanford Robinson, Director Specialized Treatment and Recovery Services (STARS)

The webinar series was presented by the Administration for Children and Families, Region 10 – Seattle and the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare.

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a combination of the best available research evidence, the best clinical experience, and the best effort to be consistent with family/client values (Institute of Medicine, 2001). This session includes the utilization of evidence-based practices in substance abuse treatment as a method of achieving improved outcomes for children and families involved in the child welfare system. Classification ratings and methods are described; and valuable EBP online collections and databases are shown. Two programs that have been classified by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) are spotlighted in the session.