Evidence-Based Practice 101: Understanding and Using Evidence to Inform the Domestic Violence Field

April 21, 2015

There is a growing emphasis on identifying, establishing, and utilizing evidence-based practices in the domestic violence field. This has raised questions around how “evidence” is defined and how to build evidence-based support for interventions and practices.

This webinar addressed 1) What is meant by “evidence” and “evidence-based practices” and 2) how programs, organizations, and professionals in the domestic violence field can obtain and use evidence to inform their work.
Presenters discussed several types of evidence, provide an overview of data, assessment, evaluation, and research, highlight several different methods of data collection, and direct participants to other relevant resources. Participants learned how to conceptualize and classify evidence based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Continuum of Evidence of Effectiveness and get a better understanding of how different approaches can be used to identify promising and effective practices and to inform and document their work.  
Presented by Alicia Summers, Ph.D., NCJFCJ Program Director of Research and Evaluation and Lorie Sicafuse, NCJFCJ Research Associate

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