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For this week’s Discussion, you will take on the role of the social worker in the Levy case study

For this week’s Discussion, you will take on the role of the social worker in the Levy case study

When treating clients, social workers must ensure that the evidence-based practice is appropriate for the client and the problem. Then, the social worker must get the client and other stakeholders to support the selected evidence-based practice. To earn that support, the social worker should present the client and stakeholders with a plan for implementation and evidence of the evidence-based practice efficacy and appropriateness. Social workers must demonstrate that they have carefully considered the steps necessary to implement the evidence-based practice, identified factors in the current environment that support implementation of the evidence-based practice, and addressed those factors that may hinder the successful implementation.

For this week’s Discussion, you will take on the role of the social worker in the Levy case study. You will choose an evidence-based practice and attempt to gain the support of both the client and supervisor. To do so, you will address its efficacy, appropriateness, and factors that may impact implementation of the evidence-based practice that you chose.

To prepare for this Discussion, review Levy Episode 2. Then using the registries provided in this week’s resources and the Walden Library, locate an evidence-based practice that you believe would be appropriate for Jake’s case. Then, review the Evidence-Based Practice kit for Family Psycho Education from the SAMHSA website from the resources. Note all the steps and considerations involved in implementing the evidence-based practice and which of these considerations apply to this case. Consider issues such as agency support, resources, and costs that might support or limit the application of the evidence-based intervention that you select.

Post (2 to 3 pages) an evaluation of the evidence-based practice that you selected for Jake. Describe the practice and the evidence supporting it. Explain why you think this intervention is appropriate for Jake. Then provide an explanation for the supervisor regarding issues related to implementation. Identify two factors that you believe are necessary for successful implementation of the evidence-based practice and explain why. Then, identify two factors that you believe may hinder implementation and explain how you might mitigate these factors. Be sure to include APA citations and references.

Required Readings

Document: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2009c). Family psychoeducation: Getting started with evidence-based practices. Retrieved from http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA09-4423/GettingStarted-FP.pdf (PDF)
HHS Pub. No. SMA-09-4422, Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009.

Document: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2009a). Family psychoeducation: Building your program. Retrieved from http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA09-4423/BuildingYourProgram-FP.pdf (PDF)
HHS Pub. No. SMA-09-4422, Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009.

Document: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2009e). Family psychoeducation: Training frontline staff. Retrieved from http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA09-4423/TrainingFrontlineStaff-FP.pdf (PDF)
HHS Pub. No. SMA-09-4422, Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009.

Document: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2009d). Family psychoeducation: The evidence. Retrieved from http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA09-4423/TheEvidence-FP.pdf (PDF)
HHS Pub. No. SMA-09-4422, Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009.

Document: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2009b). Family psychoeducation: Evaluating your program. Retrieved from http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA09-4423/EvaluatingYourProgram-FP.pdf (PDF)
HHS Pub. No. SMA-09-4422, Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009.
Note: This may be helpful to you in later weeks when you develop a plan for evaluation.

Resources for Evidence-Based Practices

Promising Practices Network. (n. d.). Programs that work. Retrieved October 8, 2013, from http://www.promisingpractices.net/programs_indicator_list.asp?indicatorid=7

Promising Practices Network. (n. d.). Research in brief. Retrieved November 12, 2013, from http://www.promisingpractices.net/issuebriefs.asp

Child Welfare Information Gateway. (n.d.). Evidence-based practice for child abuse prevention. Retrieved from https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/evidence/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). A road map to implementing evidence-based programs. Retrieved from http://web.archive.org/web/20151010063916/http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/Courses/Implementations/resources/imp_course.pdf

(For review) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2018). Evidence-based practices resource center. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/ebp-resource-center

The Campbell Collaboration. (n. d.). Retrieved October 8, 2013, from www.campbellcollaboration.org


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