SW 622 Evaluating and Utilizing Evidence-Based Practices in Social Work

3 credits

This course will focus on developing students’ knowledge of current interventions in relation to evaluating and utilizing existing evidence. Students will be introduced to the principles and processes of evidence-based practice formulation, systematic review of the literature, critical evaluation of individual studies, and structured data synthesis to assess the quality of evidence associated with interventions and outcomes. We will critically assess the strengths and limitations of research with vulnerable populations, including the risks and benefits of conventional and emerging approaches. We will also consider how existing evidence applies to direct practice within the context of a trauma-informed human rights (TIHR) perspective.