SW631 DSW Capstone I: Identifying Evidence-Based Interventions for Translation

3 credits

This course integrates knowledge acquired in the previous semesters, and is the first step in students’ multi-semester capstone projects. Students will identify interventions that have sufficient evidence of effectiveness or are recommended by relevant organizations to address specific problems. Using theories, models, and conceptual frameworks as a basis for implementation planning, students will recognize and critically assess client, organizational, community, and/or policy factors that affect the translation of evidence into practice, and identify and operationalize implementation strategies that address identified barriers and facilitators. Students will also formulate evidence-informed implementation research questions and hypotheses that will be used to guide continued capstone project development and incorporate trauma-informed human rights (TIHR) and racial justice perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on continued engagement with professional collaboration networks (PCNs) and other key stakeholders in identifying and assessing evidence-to-practice gaps.

Prerequisite: SW621: Concepts in Implementation Science or permission of instructor(s)