Social workers

According to the Council on Social Work  Education, Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and  Research-informed Practice:

Social workers  understand quantitative and qualitative research methods and their  respective roles in advancing a science of social work and in evaluating  their practice. Social workers know the principles of logic, scientific  inquiry, and culturally informed and ethical approaches to building  knowledge. Social workers understand that evidence that informs practice  derives from multi-disciplinary sources and multiple ways of knowing.  They also understand the processes for translating research findings  into effective practice. Social workers:

  • Use practice experience and theory to inform scientific inquiry and research;
  • Apply critical thinking to engage in analysis of quantitative and qualitative research methods and research findings; and
  • Use and translate research evidence to inform and improve practice, policy, and service delivery.

This assignment is intended to help students demonstrate the behavioral components of this competency in their field education.

To Prepare:  Meet with your Field Instructor. During the meeting, you are expected  to assess the population(s) served by the agency. After meeting with the  Field Instructor, conduct extensive research regarding the agency’s  client population. You will be expected to use at least 5  peer-reviewed resources. The purpose of the research is to discover  “evidenced based practices” that are most effective while working with  clients served within the population. If the agency serves more than one  population, select one sub-population within the agency to conduct the  review.

The Assignment: Create a 10-12 slide PowerPoint Presentation, where you will explain the following:

  1. Population researched – Drug Addicts
  2. Best evidenced based practices modalities used to engage the population
  3. Current modalities used in the agency
  4. Briefly discuss and suggest to methods of implementing evidence-based practices in the agency
  5. Analyze the findings from the articles you researched

Note: You are expected to use a minimum of five references.

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