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Promoting outcome achievement in child welfare : predictors of evidence-informed practice.
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work (2014)
  • Crystal Collins-Camargo, University of Louisville
  • Teri A. Garstka, University of Kansas
The use of data and evidence to inform practice in child welfare is the subject of increased discussion in the literature as well as in agencies striving to achieve child safety, permanency, and well-being. Survey data was collected from workers and supervisors in private agencies providing out-of-home care case management and residential treatment services to children and youth across three states. Hierarchical linear modeling tested the role of goal-oriented teamwork and supervisory practice involving the use of data to assess practice effectiveness in predicting evidence-informed practice. The partially mediated relationship showed that a more goal-oriented approach combined with supervisory practice led to increased use of evidence-informed practice. Implications for promoting evidence-informed practice in child welfare are discussed.
  • Child welfare,
  • data,
  • outcomes,
  • evidence-informed practice
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Crystal Collins-Camargo and Teri A. Garstka. "Promoting outcome achievement in child welfare : predictors of evidence-informed practice." Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work Vol. 11 Iss. 5 (2014) p. 423 - 436 ISSN: 1543-3722
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