|Integrating Evidence-Based Practice Resources|
What is Integrating Evidence-Based Practices Into CBCAP Programs: A Tool for Critical Discussions?
The “Discussion Tool” was produced by FRIENDS to help State Lead Agencies work with their funded programs to facilitate appropriate conversations when considering implementing evidence-based or evidence-informed programs and practices. The Discussion Tool is divided into 7 sections that cover 4 paths programs can follow. These sections are:
The resource includes worksheets that help agencies evaluate capacity, templates for evaluation and implementation planning along with resources for programs to use while they explore existing evidence-based programs and practices.
How can State Lead Agencies access the Discussion Tool?
This Discussion Tool can be accessed in full by contacting your T/TA coordinator to develop a plan for training and technical assistance that is appropriate for your state and programs needs. To help states and programs explore the Discussion Tool for appropriateness, an excerpt from the resource can be accessed by following the links found here. This excerpt only includes 3 sections of the completed resource.
Why can’t I download the entire Discussion Tool?
The Discussion Tool was designed to be used in a training environment with TA providers that help guide the conversations in a constructive way. Due to this, the resource, in its entirety, is only available in that supported training setting. To discuss scheduling training, contact your T/TA coordinator.
What trainings are offered using the Discussion Tool?
FRIENDS offers a variety of trainings utilizing the Discussion Tool as a basis. These trainings include both the Initial Steps and the actual work using the Discussion Tool directly. These trainings include:
Excerpt from Integrating Evidence Based Practices into CBCAP Programs: A Tool for Critical Discussions