The important thing to bear in mind is that new interventions are constantly being developed. Some survive while others inevitably fail.
Building an effective service to support the development of children and young people often takes a long time. The scientific evidence tell us that there are key stages to ensuring that interventions bed in well. It is possible to actively influence how these key stages turn out. When you succeed in bedding in a new intervention, it increases your chances of achieving high-quality outcomes for your clients and patients. Choosing the right intervention is the critical first step to supporting children’s development. The next step is making sure that the intervention is used correctly. This is the only way to ensure that the desired outcomes are achieved. You will also need to make sure that the intervention continues to be supported in the long term.
You can use this popular evidence-based five-step model when implementing a new methodology:
Five steps to evidence-based practice:
ASK – Ask a question.
SEARCH – Find the relevant information or evidence to answer your question.
CRITICALLY APPRAISE – Critically appraise the suitability of the information or evidence with particular reference to the individual needs of the family and the resources available.
IMPLEMENT – Use your own professional expertise and take into account the needs, circumstances and wishes of the individuals involved.
EVALUATE – Continually evaluate your practice as above.
Between 2017 and 2018, the Early Intervention project will create an evidence-based resource to support the implementation of the methodologies selected for the LAPE toolkit as part of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health’s LAPE programme to reform child and family services. Supporting materials will be made available on this website.