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Clinical Social Work: Children: Finding Systematic Reviews

What is Systematic Reviewing?

What is a Systematic Review
"Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies."
Systematic Reviews, Evidence-Based Practice, and Social Work
Denise E. Bronson & Tamara S. Davis. IN Finding and Evaluating Evidence: Systematic Reviews and Evidence-Based Practice. Oxford Scholarship Online, 2011.

Evidence-Based Practice

"Evidence-Based Practice," Jeffrey M. Jenson and Matthew O. Howard. Encyclopedia of Social Work. 2008. "Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a five-step process used to select, deliver, and evaluate individual and social interventions aimed at preventing or ameliorating client problems and social conditions. At its most basic level, EBP seeks to systematically integrate evidence about the efficacy of interventions in clinical decision-making." More

Systematic Reviews

The Cochrane Library
Six databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The Reviews assess the evidence for and against the effectiveness of specific healthcare interventions. Reviews include a summary of research results from random controlled trials, the group's meta-analysis, and links to references. Rutgers-restricted Access
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (suspended)
Searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). [Go to Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center for more information]
Health Care: Evidence-based Practice: Mental Health Conditions & Substance Abuse
Reports from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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