Evidence-Based Practices

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Understanding Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is defined as bringing together the best available research, professional expertise, and in­put from youth and families to identify and deliver services that have been demonstrated to achieve positive outcomes for youth, families, and communities. Since the youth and families we serve deserve the best treatment available it’s impor­tant to evaluate the techniques you are currently using to ensure your practices meet these standards. This may require being flexible and open to implementing new practices. But the reward of offering youth and families the best we have to offer should be enough reason to adopt Evidence-Based Practices into the services you provide.

How Does FYSB Define Evidence-Based Practices

The Family Youth Service Bureau (FYSB) has worked to create a framework that takes the best of what programs are doing individually to help all programs be successful.

The implementation of Evidence-Based Practices may seem like a daunting task for some youth serving agencies. However, Gambrill’s Transparency as the route to evidence-informed professional education offers these key steps on implementing evidence-based practices:

RHYTTAC recently requested input from grantees on the Evidence-Based Practices they use in their programs. We have included a portion of the NREPP description and link to the NREPP report for Evidence-Based Practices that grantees have indicated they use. This is not an exhaustive list of Evidence-Based Practices; to view the 207 Evidence-Based Practices that are highlighted on the NREPP site go to http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/ViewAll.aspx