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Welcome to NRCPFC’s New EBP Micro-site!
Increasingly, the Children’s Bureau, and the field of child welfare in general, is focused on the utilization of evidence-based practices (EBPs) to support and achieve well-being, safety, and permanency for children, youth, and families.  The field of child welfare can continue to become more skilled and effective by using evidence-based and evidence-informed practices and continuing to develop our knowledge base, as well as by drawing on the work of allied disciplines.  Given this movement in the field, NRCPFC aims to provide resources and information on this topic through this new micro-site, as well as through our Information Services and Training & Technical Assistance.  This site features resources and information from: the NRCPFC; the Children’s Bureau/ACF/DHHS and T&TA Network; Collaborating Organizations; and, the States. It also features Databases/Directories of EBPs. We plan to update the site regularly and invite you to write to us with any additional resources that could be included!

What’s New
  • NRCPFC Evidence-Based Practice Overviews 
    NRCPFC has developed publications to provide brief overviews of some specific evidence-based practices that are utilized in the field of child welfare, based on the information available in The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare’s (CEBC) database.  Overviews for commonly used EBPs in child welfare and additional EBPs are available.

    In the coming weeks, the NRCPFC will post additional overviews on this website.  Subscribe to "Weekly Update" at to receive announcements about the latest EBP overviews!

  • Making ‘What Works’ Work for You: Evidence-Based Components and Adaptation
    This free webinar was hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), in collaboration with the National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center (NJJEC).  NJJEC panelists discussed how to use research-based strategies and techniques in new contexts and how to adapt model programs for local circumstances.  This webinar can help service providers improve current programs and identify research-based practices to address new issues or problems.  The webinar transcript and PowerPoint presentation are also available. (April 2013)

  • Understanding the Evidence: A Demonstration of CDC’s Interactive Tool to Support Evidence-Based Decision Making for State, National, Territorial and Tribal Technical Assistance Providers
    Hosted by PreventConnect (PC), a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), this archived web conference provided an overview of Understanding Evidence, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) interactive web resource.  Understanding Evidence helps users to utilize evidence-based decision-making in thinking about ways to prevent violence in their communities.  Presenters provided real-world scenarios illustrating how practitioners, coalitions, and evaluators could use this tool from the CDC to strengthen practice and evaluation of prevention strategies. (May 2013)

  • Measuring Success: A Guide to Becoming an Evidence-Based Practice
    As part of the MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change initiative, the Vera Institute of Justice created this guide which describes the process of assessing programs to determine whether they qualify as evidence-based and explains how programs can prepare for evaluation.  This resource aims to guide practitioners in building and monitoring their programs through a three-step evaluation process. (2013)

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