Evidence-Oriented Practice (Chapter 4 in Clinical Practice at the Edge of Care: Developments in Working with At-Risk Children and their Families).
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This chapter supports the idea that edge-of-care clinical practice can usefully include a range of approaches, in the context of emerging research demonstrating the effectiveness and potential of various types of intervention. An overview of relevant interventions and their evidence base is given and the effectiveness of multi-component interventions is highlighted. Attention is drawn to the evidence that interventions are more likely to be effective if attention is provided to robust case conceptualization, sequencing of strands of intervention, and goal orientation and engagement issues. Numerous references.
children at risk; families at risk; child welfare services; assessment; therapeutic intervention; evidence based practice; mental health services; family engagement; foster children; family therapy