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Establishing CASA as an Evidence-Based Practice.
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PMID:  23879356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In this article the authors examine the evidentiary status of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program through a review of current research findings and a critical analysis of the study methodologies used to produce those findings. Due to the equivocal research findings and widespread methodological weaknesses (most notably selection bias) in the literature base, it is determined that there is not currently enough evidence to establish CASA as an evidence-based practice. In spite of the challenges to the feasibility of such research, a future research agenda is suggested that calls for the execution of large randomized controlled trials in order to produce findings that will inform a deeper understanding of CASA effectiveness in improving child outcomes.
Jennifer Lawson; Jill Duerr Berrick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of evidence-based social work     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1543-3722     ISO Abbreviation:  J Evid Based Soc Work     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101197676     Medline TA:  J Evid Based Soc Work     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
a School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley , Berkeley , California , USA.
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