Bridge over troubled water: using implementation science to facilitate effective services in child welfare.

@article{Mildon2011BridgeOT,
  title={Bridge over troubled water: using implementation science to facilitate effective services in child welfare.},
  author={Robyn Mildon and Aron Shlonsky},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 9},
  pages={753-6}
}
To maximize benefits to children and their families, effective practices need to be used competently in child welfare settings. Since the 1990s, researchers and policy makers have focused attention on empirically supported interventions (ESIs). Much less attention has been paid to what is needed to implement these in a range of real-world settings. Without proper implementation, which includes an evaluation strategy from feasibility to fidelity to on-going work on moderators and mediators of… CONTINUE READING