Evidence-based intervention

Evidence-based intervention

Evidence-based intervention. Understanding how to research the current literature, and then choose and evaluate an intervention, is an important component of being a successful social worker. For this course, you have researched new and interesting interventions that are currently being used with children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Further, you have explored the importance of connecting theory to practice.

For this Assignment, use will practice steps in Evidence-Based Practice. 1) You will think of a practice problem. 2) You then conduct a literature review on available research. 3) You will evaluate the evidence to decide which intervention to use. 4) You will consider client values and your clinical expertise. 5) You will think about what you hope the client gains from this intervention (i.e., decreased depression, increased quality of life, decreased PTSD symptoms) and consider how you might measure this change.


What is an evidence-based intervention in public health?


Evidence-based intervention


To prepare:

  • Choose a population of interest to you.
  • Adolescents



  • Choose a presenting problem (family conflict) related to the population of interest.
  • Conduct a literature review focused on the presenting problem within the population of interest.


By Day 7


Submit an 8- to 10-page scholarly paper supported with a minimum of six peer-reviewed

articles as references. In the paper, you should:

  • Briefly describe the population and presenting problem you are focusing on for this assignment.
  • Supply a review of the articles you reviewed from this project and explain what you learned from conducting this research.
  • Briefly describe at least 2 evidence-based interventions currently used for your chosen population when addressing this problem. Supply supporting references when explaining the evidence behind the interventions.
  • Explain which of these interventions you might choose to use and why.
    • Consider client values and your clinical ability and how those might affect your decision of which intervention to use.
  • Describe how you might apply the specific skills and techniques of the chosen intervention.
  • Briefly explain how you could measure the outcomes of this intervention.
  • Explain any cultural considerations that you need to consider when working with this population or the presenting problem.
  • Discuss how the Code of Ethics applies when working with this presenting problem and population.
  • Explain how you would apply a trauma-informed lens when working with this population.



Evidence-based interventions in social work

Evidence-based intervention



Nikmanesh, Z., Oshtorak, N., & Molla, M. D. (2020). The Mediating Role of Positive and Negative Affect in the Association of Perceptions of Parenting Styles with Resilience among Adolescents with Addicted Parents. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry15(4), 297–304.


The Urban Institute. (2005, July). LOW-INCOME WORKING FAMILIES: FACTS AND FIGURES. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/52086/900832-low-income-working-families-facts-and-figures.pdf


Nikmanesh, Z., Oshtorak, N., & Molla, M. D. (2020). The Mediating Role of Positive and Negative Affect in the Association of Perceptions of Parenting Styles with Resilience among Adolescents with Addicted Parents. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry15(4), 297–304.

Cafasso. J. (2016). Complications during pregnancy, Retrieved 12/2/2021 from:

Stigma, Prejudice and Discrimination Against People with Mental Illness. American Psychiatric Association. (2021). Retrieved from https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/stigma-and-discrimination.


Mclead,S.A (2019). Qualitative vs quantitative research. Simply Psychology. Retrieved on December 14, 2021 from www.simplypsychology.prg/qualitative-quantitative.html



Children’s Services. (2014, July). Identifying Attachment Problems. https://practicenotes.org/v19n3/identifying.htm

Withers, M. C., McWey, L. M., & Lucier, G. M. (2016). Parent-Adolescent Relationship Factors and Adolescent Outcomes Among High-Risk Families. Family Relations, 65(5), 661–672. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12220

Merodio, G., Duque, E., & Axt Peña, J. C. (2020). They Are Not Romeo Pimps, They Are Traffickers: Overcoming the Socially Dominant Discourse to Prevent the Sex Trafficking of Youth. Qualitative Inquiry, 26(8–9), 1010–1018. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800420938881


Evidence-based intervention.

Congress, E. (2013). Assessment of adults. In M. Holosko, C. Dulmus, & K. Sowers (Eds.), Social work practice with individuals and families: Evidence-informed assessments and interventions (pp. 125-145), Wiley.


van der Kolk, B.,A. (2005). Developmental trauma disorder: Toward a rational diagnosis for children with complex trauma histories. Psychiatric Annals, 35(5), 401-408. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00485713-20050501-06



Christ, G., & Diwan, S. (2008). Chronic illness and aging: The role of social work in managing chronic illness care. Council of social work education. Retrieved from https://www.cswe.org/getattachment/Centers-Initiatives/CSWE-Gero-Ed-Center/Teaching-Tools/Gero-Competencies/Practice-Guides/Assignments-Measurments/CI-Sec2-Role-SW.pdf.aspx


Evidence-based intervention.