Evidence-Based Practices, Demystified, 8 hours
This course acquaints staff with the eight Evidence-based Principles and promotes a more focused understanding of Evidence-based Principles’ (EBP) roots, context, interdependency, and importance. Reducing recidivism, decreasing harm to victims, and making a long-term positive contribution to public safety are the stated goals. This course appropriately demystifies EBP for line staff. Additionally, perceived pitfalls and challenges that may surround consistent use of the department’s assessment tool are explored. A review of Motivational Interviewing techniques and best practices is included. Staff leaves this class with a holistic view of why EBP exists, where it originated, and how it effects how they do their job going forward.