Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
A lifetime of learning is something I believe in, and as a social worker I should be knowledgable on various topics and have the knowledge of evidence-based practices so that I can meet the needs of my clients. I will use evidence-based studies, including both qualitative and quantitative data, so that I can engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate clients and their circumstances. I will explore information from multiple sources before making decisions within my practice. I will share my knowledge base through teaching and consulting with others regarding the information I learned.
- Use practice experience and theory to inform scientific inquiry.
- Apply critical thinking to engage in analysis of quantitative and qualitative research methods and research findings.
- Use and translate research evidence to inform and improve practice, policy, and service delivery.
I have learned and demonstrated these practice behaviors by:
In Social Work Policy class I reviewed articles containing prior research in to the problem of homeless veterans.
I was able to use this knowledge to help create a Policy Analysis over the HUD-VASH program.
Using practice informed research I analyzed a character from the book The Glass Castle and made a mental health diagnosis. This diagnosis was based on evidenced documented in the DSM and from information learned through the Human Social Behavioral Environment class.