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Got Evidence? Where to Find and How to Use It to Make Sound Decisions About Evidence-Based Practices (Part 1)

The first of an NCSI two-part webinar series on tools that explain the rationale for using multiple sources of evidence and how to find, combine, and appraise it to select evidence-based practices.

  • Topics

    Evidence-Based Practices
  • Author

    Taletha Derrington, Monica Mathur-Kalluri, Angela McGuire, and Virginia Buysse, NCSI

The term “evidence-based practice” in early childhood has its roots in evidence-based medicine and relies upon identifying and combining multiple sources of evidence to make decisions about services for young children and their families. The NCSI has created an interconnected suite of tools that explain the history and rationale behind using these multiple sources, where to look for evidence, and how to appraise and combine the evidence to inform the selection, implementation, and evaluation of specific practices for individuals or groups of children and families.

NCSI hosted a two-part webinar series to introduce these tools and their application.

  • The first webinar (2/15/19) introduces the suite of tools and considers real world questions that the tools can help answer.  Get the powerpoint slides here. The transcription of the webinar is available here

  • The second webinar (3/1/19) engages more deeply in the process of using the tools to search for evidence and combine and appraise it to make decisions about practices to implement. View the second webinar here

February 2019