You are here

Readings in Evidence-Based Social Work

Readings in Evidence-Based Social Work
Syntheses of the Intervention Knowledge Base

Edited by:

November 2008 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Exposing readers to "what works" across a wide range of practice domains, Readings in Evidence-Based Social Work meets a growing need within schools of social work to incorporate the latest research on evidence-based practice into the curriculum. This one-of-a-kind reader synthesizes current knowledge, adds editorial commentary and questions, and presents state-of-the-art material to help students better understand which social work interventions work and why.

Key Features:  
  • Uses systematic reviews to evaluate studies that test the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions
  • Offers a three-part organization that focuses on the major practice domains of children and families, at-risk youth, and mental health and well-being
  • Provides an overview of the techniques of meta-analysis and systematic review
  • Includes original commentary and discussion questions before each major section and concludes each section with important practice points
  • Discusses barriers to evidence-based social work practice, as well as directions for future work
Readings in Evidence-Based Social Work is appropriate for a wide variety of courses within the Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) and Master's in Social Work (M.S.W.) curriculum including Generalist Social Work Practice; Foundations of Social Work Practice; Social Work Practice with Children and Families; Models of Intervention; Direct Practice in Social Work, Social Work Research; Interpersonal Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups; Human Behavior in the Social Environment, and many others.

Brad W. Lundahl, Janelle Nimer, and Bruce Parsons
Ch 1. Preventing Child Abuse: A Meta-Analysis of Parent Training Programs
Jacqueline Corcoran and Patrick Dattalo
Ch 2. Parent Involvement in Treatment for ADHD: A Meta-Analysis of the Published Studies
Ashley M. Austin, Mark J. Macgowan and Eric F. Wagner
Ch 3. Effective Family-Based Interventions for Adolescents With Substance Use Problems: A Systematic Review
Patricia Ann Craven and Robert E. Lee
Ch 4. Therapeutic Interventions for Foster Children: A Systematic Research Synthesis
Sandra Jo Wilson, Mark W. Lipsey, and Haluk Soydan
Ch 5. Are Mainstream Programs for Juvenile Delinquency Less Effective With Minority Youth Than Majority Youth? A Meta-Analysis of Outcomes Research
Mark J. Macgowan
Ch 6. Psychosocial Treatment of Youth Suicide: A Systematic Review of the Research
Michael G. Vaughn and Matthew O. Howard
Ch 7. Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment: A Synthesis of Controlled Evaluations
William R. Nugent, Mona Williams, and Mark S. Umbreit
Ch 8. Participation in Victim-Offender Mediation and the Prevalence of Subsequent Delinquent Behavior: A Meta-Analysis
Marian L. Dumaine
Ch 9. Meta-Analysis of Interventions With Co-Occurring Disorders of Severe Mental Illness and Substance Abuse: Implications for Social Work Practice
Sarah E. Bledsoe and Nancy K. Grote
Ch 10. Treating Depression During Pregnancy and the Postpartum: A Preliminary Meta-Analysis
Leopoldo J. Cabassa and Marissa C. Hansen
Ch 11. A Systematic Review of Depression Treatments in Primary Care for Latino Adults
Edmon W. Tucker and Miriam Potocky-Tripodi
Ch 12. Changing Heterosexuals' Attitudes Toward Homosexuals: A Systematic Review of the Empirical Literature
David R. Hodge
Ch 13. A Systematic Review of the Literature on Intercessory Prayer
Bruce A. Thyer, Michael G. Vaughn, and Matthew O. Howard
Conclusion: The Way Forward:Translating Research Findings Into Practice Settings
About the Editors
List of Contributors
Key features
  • Evidence Based Practice is timely and relevant to teaching effective social work interventions that are scientifically proven
  • The editors are well-known, especially Bruce Thyer
  • Can be used in a variety of courses, including social work practice, evidence based practice, research in social work, social work with special populations
  • Helps faculty weave issues of evidence based practice into current course content by providing a reader that offers more depth than the average textbook

For instructors

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9781412963244

ISBN: 9781412963237