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Message ID: 8517
Date: 2010-04-14

Author:Julia Littell

Subject:Re: child-maltreatment-research-l digest: April 12, 2010

It is important to note that, like most reviews upon which "evidence based practices" (Triple P, PCIT, MST, FFT) are based, this is a *haphazard* review. Although it is extensive and thoughtful, it does not adhere to current scientific standards for reviewing research (Cochrane Handbook, PRISMA). How can we expect practitioners to use evidence about practice if reviewers don't use evidence about reviewing? This is not an academic concern; summaries presented in Figure 5 are misleading (e.g., compare summary of MST/PT on p. 23 to a detailed analysis of the study cited here in Littell, J. H. (2008). Evidence-based or biased? The quality of published reviews of evidence-based practices. Children and Youth Services Review, 30, 1299-1317). On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 6:55 AM, Michelle Johnson > wrote: The Bay Area Social Services Consortium at UC Berkeley conducted an extensive literature review on the outcomes of 58 parent education programs with families determined to be at-risk of child maltreatment and/or abusive or neglectful. The report, "Assessing Parent Education Programs for Families Involved with Child Welfare Services: Evidence and Implications," is located at http://www.bassc.net/html/research/projects_details.html More studies have come out since the 2006 publication. This report may be a helpful starting point in your search. -- Michelle A. Johnson, Ph.D., MSW Assistant Professor UCLA School of Public Affairs, Department of Social Welfare 3250 Public Affairs Building, Box 951656 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656 Office: (310) 825-9661 Fax: (310) 206-7564 E-mail: maj@ucla.edu -- Julia H. Littell, Ph.D., Professor Graduate School of Social Work and Social Welfare Bryn Mawr College 300 Airdale Rd. Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, USA

It is important to note that, like most reviews upon which "evidence based practices" (Triple P, PCIT, MST, FFT) are based, this is a *haphazard* review. Although it is extensive and thoughtful, it does not adhere to current scientific standards for reviewing research (Cochrane Handbook, PRISMA). How can we expect practitioners to use evidence about practice if reviewers don't use evidence about reviewing? This is not an academic concern; summaries presented in Figure 5 are misleading (e.g., compare summary of MST/PT on p. 23 to a detailed analysis of the study cited here in Littell, J. H. (2008). Evidence-based or biased? The quality of published reviews of evidence-based practices. Children and Youth Services Review, 30, 1299-1317). On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 6:55 AM, Michelle Johnson > wrote: The Bay Area Social Services Consortium at UC Berkeley conducted an extensive literature review on the outcomes of 58 parent education programs with families determined to be at-risk of child maltreatment and/or abusive or neglectful. The report, "Assessing Parent Education Programs for Families Involved with Child Welfare Services: Evidence and Implications," is located at http://www.bassc.net/html/research/projects_details.html More studies have come out since the 2006 publication. This report may be a helpful starting point in your search. -- Michelle A. Johnson, Ph.D., MSW Assistant Professor UCLA School of Public Affairs, Department of Social Welfare 3250 Public Affairs Building, Box 951656 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656 Office: (310) 825-9661 Fax: (310) 206-7564 E-mail: majucla.edu -- Julia H. Littell, Ph.D., Professor Graduate School of Social Work and Social Welfare Bryn Mawr College 300 Airdale Rd. Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, USA