"From Clinic to Classroom: Creating Evidence-Based Practice Champions in a Graduate Social Work Program" is now published in the Journal of Social Work Education. The article was written by SSW alum Cynthia Rollo. The article describes the SSW course (Evidence Based Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents, SWCL 771) that grew out of the partnership that the School created with the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
ABSTRACT Meaningful integration of evidence-based practice (EBP) in graduate school curricula may be best achieved by partnerships between service agencies and academia. This article provides a concrete example for teaching EBP in a master’s-level social work course through collaboration with an agency with a strong track record of EBP implementation. The article presents a template for structuring a course on EBP and illustrates how social work students can help bridge the gap between science and service in the community. It includes examples of activities, role-plays, and assignments that have been effective in supporting students’ knowledge of EBP, understanding of bringing EBP to a practical reality, and their potential role as a champion for EBP in the clinical workplace.