An International Evidence-based Social Service Model: Housing First (HF)

Housing First (originally Pathways to Housing as first implemented and evaluated in New York City) has become an international model for learning about evidence-based practice in social services. It has been implemented and evaluated in many countries, including USA, Canada, UK, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Portugal, Finland and the list continues to grow. A major HF … More An International Evidence-based Social Service Model: Housing First (HF)

Teen Dating Violence: Are we making progress?

Thanks to President (and Michelle) Obama, February is National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month in the USA. Researchers and educators are warning of the pervasiveness of this problem and the consequences for the health and social adjustment of adolescent victims and perpetrators. These concerns and the connections to other forms of youth crime, violence and … More Teen Dating Violence: Are we making progress?

Information Sharing Among Public Agencies: An Impediment to Social Policy?

The Law Commission of the UK (www.justice.gov.uk, accessed July 11,2014) has recognized that public services and public sector projects which might also involve private organizations delivering a public service or working for government, are often hampered by barriers, perceived or real, to information sharing. They have recommended a law reform project to review data sharing … More Information Sharing Among Public Agencies: An Impediment to Social Policy?