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SOCW 8138W Program and Practice Evaluation: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

SOCW 8138W Required Course Readings


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Bliss, D. L. (2007). Implementing an outcomes measurement system in substance abuse treatment programs. Administration in Social Work, 31(4), 83–100.

Cohen, B. J. (2011). Design-based practice: A new perspective for social work. Social Work, 56(4), 337–346.

Cousins, W., & Milner, S. (2007). Small voices: Children's rights and representation in social work research. Social Work Education, 26(5), 447–457.

Forgey, M. A., Badger, L., & Krase, K. (2011). The development of an evidence based assessment protocol for intimate partner violence in the U.S. army. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 8(3), 323–348.

Frick, K. D., & Kunz, J. L. (2008). Understanding cost-effectiveness research applied to social work. Social Work in Public Health, 23(6), 7–21.

Gambrill, E. D. (2003). Evidence-based practice: Sea change or the Emperor's new clothes? Journal of Social Work Education, 39(1), 3–23.

Gilliam, A., Davis, D., Barrington, T., Lacson, R., Uhl, G., & Phoenix, U. (2002). The value of engaging stakeholders in planning and implementing evaluations. AIDS Education & Prevention, 14, 5–17.

Hall, M. N., Amodeo, M., Shaffer, H. J., & Bilt, J. V. (2000). Social Workers employed in substance abuse treatment agencies: A training needs assessment. Social Work, 45(2), 141–154.

Hensley, M. A., & Matthieu, M. M. (2011). Educational needs assessment for homeless service providers on preventing suicide. Social Work in Mental Health, 9(2), 92–106.

Hughes, D. C., Leung, P., & Naus, M. J. (2008). Using single-system analyses to assess the effectiveness of an exercise intervention on quality of life for Hispanic breast cancer survivors: A pilot study. Social Work in Health Care, 47(1), 73–91.

Isaacs, B., Clark, C., Correia, S., & Flannery, J. (2009). Utility of logic models to plan quality of life outcome evaluations. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 6(1), 52–61.

Lu, Y. E., Ain, E., Chamorro, C., Chang, C.-Y., Feng, J. Y., Fong, R.,... Yu, M. (2011). A new methodology for assessing social work practice: The adaptation of the objective structured clinical evaluation (SW-OSCE). Social Work Education, 30(2), 170–185.

Mares, A. S. (2010). An assessment of independent living needs among emancipating foster youth. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 27(1), 79–96.

Price, R. M., Alkema, G. E., & Frank, J. C. (2009). California Geriatric Education Center logic model: An evaluation and communication tool. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 30(4), 317–331.

Rubin, A., & Parrish, D. (2007). Challenges to the future of evidence-based practice in social work education. Journal of Social Work Education, 43(3), 405–428.

Secret, M., Abell, M. L., & Berlin, T. (2011). The promise and challenge of practice-research collaborations: Guiding principles and strategies for initiating, designing, and implementing program evaluation research. Social Work, 56(1), 9–20.

Sutherland, M., Araia, B., & Finkelstein, M. (2011). Translating abstinence education theory into practice: A case study of the implementation challenges of operationalizing logic models in federal demonstration projects. Journal of Children & Poverty, 17(1), 25–43.

Thyer, B. A. (2001). What is the role of theory in research on social work practice? Journal of Social Work Education, 37(1), 9–25.

Thyer, B. A., & Pignotti, M. (2011). Evidence-based practices do not exist. Clinical Social Work Journal, 39(4), 328–333.

Zayas, L. H., Drake, B., & Jonson-Reid, M. (2011). Overrating or dismissing the value of evidence-based practice: Consequences for clinical practice. Clinical Social Work Journal, 39(4), 400–405.

Other Readings

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