SW 632 DSW Proseminar II: Designing Implementation Strategies

3 credits

The course builds on DSW Proseminar I, and is the next step in students’ capstone projects. Students will identify implementation strategies to address identified barriers and facilitators when translating evidence into practice, and to promote the adoption and sustainment of evidence-based interventions. Students willd esign, adapt, and/or tailor intervention processes, and target key behavioral and/or contextual determinants of uptake with an emphasis on integrating a trauma-informed human rights (TIHR) perspective. We will also identify outcomes, metrics, and assessment tools that are aligned with intervention strategies, and propose study designs and relevant methods to evaluate implementation efforts. Students will continue to consult with professional collaboration networks (PCNs) and other key stakeholders in the development of evidence-based, TIHR interventions.

Prerequisite: SW 631 DSW Proseminar I: Identifying Evidence-Based Interventions for Translation

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply theories and/or conceptual frameworks and develop implementation strategies that are designed to facilitate the uptake of evidence-based interventions and advance the TIHR perspective;
  2. Develop, adapt, and/or modify evidence-based interventions using implementation strategies and in collaboration with PCNs and key stakeholders;
  3. Identify implementation metrics and data collection tools that are relevant to research questions and hypotheses and aligned with implementation strategies;
  4. Identify and describe appropriate study designs and qualitative and/or quantitative approaches for data collection and evaluating implementation efforts.