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 Evidence-based Programmes in Children's Services

Evidence-based Programmes in Children's Services

An Introduction

Edited by Nick Axford

Quick Overview

A comprehensive introduction to evidence-based programmes (EBPs) in children's services, this book explains what they are, how they are tested, what works in implementing them, what the key critiques are, how much they cost to run, and evidence-based alternatives.
2016, Paperback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 192pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-633-5

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Though a relatively new phenomenon, there are an increasing number of evidence-based programmes (EBPs) in children's services which are used to address things such as family breakdown, crime and antisocial behaviour, mental health, and emotional well-being.

In this book, the contributors provide an accessible overview of such programmes, with reference to existing models. These insights will enhance professional understanding and aid the successful implementation of EBPs.

This book:

· provides a definition of EBPs
· assesses the standards of evidence used to identify them
· examines approaches to developing and testing EBPs
· considers the factors that contribute to their successful implementation
· addresses critiques
· analyses costs and benefits
· assesses alternative approaches to using evidence to improve practice and outcomes.

Evidence-based Programmes in Children's Services is an important resource for those working in child social work, education, child and adolescent mental health, and youth justice.


Edited by: Nick Axford