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Journal Club Rationale

The TRIPSCY Evidence-based Journal Club is a Community of Practice activity supporting interdisciplinary professionals working with children and youth to develop the skills needed to use evidence-based practice in their work. Evidence-based practice is the process by which current best research evidence, professional expertise and patient values are integrated in making decisions about diagnosis, assessment, interventions (Sackett, Straus, Richardson, Rosenberg & Haynes, 2000) and educational programs. There is a movement from our professional organizations and requirements from third party payers such as Medicaid and from federal law through IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) from professionals, including related service providers, to practice in an evidence-based manner. The Journal Club provides a way for interdisciplinary professionals to stay abreast or the research literature in order to implement evidence-based practices when working with children, parent and school teams.

Sackett, D.L., Straus, S. E., Richardson, W.S., Rosenberg, W., & Haynes, R. B. (2000). Evidence-based medicine: How to practice and teach EMB. London: Churchill Livingstone.

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