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Evidence-based Practice

From HSRI’s perspective, evidence-based practices refer to community-based practices in behavioral health and child welfare settings that have been tested employing certain scientific methods and shown to be safe (although they may have side effects) and effective for most children at risk or in care and for adult with disabilities. We incorporate state-of-the-art methods to review the evidence for interventions using methods such as meta-analysis, and have developed tools to summarize research findings that are accessible to the public through print as well as electronic and online databases. Besides direct human services, HSRI has also developed an evidence- informed training methodology to be carried out by front line staff and other behavioral health professionals that is integrated into our workforce training design.