Archive for the ‘Social Work Policy Institute Publications’ Category

Supervision: The Safety Net for Front-Line Child Welfare Practice

The quality of the direct services provided to children and families, the positive outcomes of service delivery, the successful recruitment and retention of workers, and the ability of child welfare organizations to function in times of change and stress depend on the recognition, development and affirmation of supervisors as crucial organizational and community leaders (National […]

SWPI Annual Report

In celebration of its first anniversary, the Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) developed a report to highlights its activities. In its inaugural year SWPI convened symposia that brought together practitioners, researchers, educators, representatives of government agencies, administrators and funders; developed reports and research-to-practice briefs;presented testimony; collected, analyzed and disseminated research-based information to policy makers, NASW […]

October 8th, 2010 at 9:16 am

Hospice Social Work: Linking Policy, Practice, and Research

The Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) just released the report and brief summary from the symposium,  Hospice Social Work: Linking Policy, Practice, and Research, that took place in March 2010. The report explores the connections between quality hospice social work services, the mission of hospice, federal requirements, professional standards, and the current state of hospice […]

September 16th, 2010 at 8:59 am

High Caseloads: How do they Impact Delivery of Health and Human Services?

The NASW Social Work Policy Institute reviewed research related to caseloads, especially in child welfare agencies, and found that high caseloads can negatively impact both worker retention and service delivery outcomes. In addition worker turnover is costly to agencies in terms of training and recruitment costs as well as the added stress on workers who […]

April 4th, 2010 at 10:49 am

Social Work Research and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER): A Research Symposium to Strengthen the Connection

Final report and agenda for action now available. On November 16, 2009 the Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) convened a think tank meeting, Social Work Research and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER): A Research Symposium to Strengthen the Connection. This symposium examine how the social work profession might best contribute to the expanding attention to CER […]

Evidence Based Practice Publications

Publication List by Topic Dissemination/Translation/Implementation Cultural Competence EBP and Aging EBP and Child Welfare EBP and Social Work Education EBP and Mental Health General Measurement Dissemination/Translation/Implementation Barwick, M.A., Boydell, K.M., Stasiulis, E., Ferguson, H.B., Blase, K., Fixsen, D. (2005). Knowledge transfer and implementation of evidence-based practices in children’s mental health. Children’s Mental Health Ontario. Available […]