ACCESSING INFORMATION ABOUT EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES
In this Assignment, you assume the role of a social worker assessing a client. In order to best treat that client, you must survey the research literature and analyze potential evidence-based interventions for treatment.
Submit a 2- to 3-page paper in which you approach your chosen case as a social worker:
- Describe two issues in Tiffani Bradley case study that would be important for intervention.
- Identify one evidence-based intervention for each issue (from peer-reviewed journals). How do you know these interventions are “evidence-based”? Refer to the main characteristics of evidence-based practice (EBP) in your explanation.
- Summarize the main information about the interventions from each journal article—research design, sample, sample size, and findings/outcomes in a 1-paragraph annotation.
- Evaluate the interventions and their suitability to the case.
This assignment involves a case study analysis using evidence-based practices in social work. Let’s break down the steps on how to approach this task:
- Read and Understand the Case: Begin by thoroughly reading and understanding the Tiffani Bradley case study. Be sure to identify the main issues faced by Tiffani that need intervention.
Identify Issues for Intervention: Once you understand the case, the next step is to identify two significant issues that need intervention. These issues should be substantial enough to have a significant impact on Tiffani’s wellbeing and should require professional intervention.
- Search for Evidence-Based Interventions: After identifying the issues, you need to find appropriate evidence-based interventions for each issue. Use peer-reviewed journals as your primary source for this information. An evidence-based intervention is an approach that has been tested in controlled conditions and shown to have positive effects. When selecting interventions, make sure to explain why these interventions are considered “evidence-based,” using the main characteristics of evidence-based practice (EBP).
- Summarize the Interventions: For each intervention you select, summarize the primary information from the journal article, including the research design, sample, sample size, and findings/outcomes. Try to present this summary in a single paragraph for each intervention. This part of the assignment is crucial because it gives the basis for the effectiveness of the interventions you have chosen.
- Evaluate the Interventions: Finally, evaluate how suitable the interventions you chose are for Tiffani’s case. Are they feasible given her specific circumstances? Are there potential obstacles to their implementation? Do they target the root cause of the issues?
- Proofread and Edit Your Work: After you have written your paper, take the time to read through it carefully. Make sure your arguments flow logically, your sentences are clear and concise, and your grammar, punctuation, and spelling are all correct. Also, ensure all sources are correctly cited to avoid plagiarism.
As you write, make sure to stay focused on the assignment’s prompt, avoid repetition, and use diverse vocabulary and sentence structures to make your paper engaging and readable. Good luck with your assignment!