Frequently Asked Questions

Why is EBP work important?
EBP work is important for a few reasons. First and foremost, your organization wants to make sure that its program is doing what it is intended to do and is having its intended outcomes. In order to do so, your organization needs to collect data to assess the effectiveness of its programs and/or practices. This information can tell your organization what types of programs and practices are (a) currently being used and (b) what evidence supports the continued use of these programs and practices. Second, information demonstrating EBP work can be useful to other organizations interested in replicating your efforts, and therefore, advances the field as a whole. Lastly, information gauging EBP work can be used to support the need for additional programs and/or funding by your organization.
What do we do? How can we help your organization?
The RCDV: CPC staff and consultants can assist your organization by offering individualized training and technical assistance (TTA) on documenting your programs and practices. With our assistance, your organization will be able to:
  • Identify its current resources for evaluating programs and practices
  • Identify a specific program or practice for evaluation
    • Develop a plan to evaluate a program or practice (including data collection and analysis)
  • Identify ways to improve any ongoing evaluation(s)
After reviewing some of our resources, RCDV: CPC staff and consultants can walk your organization through the steps, as well as help your organization document your progress along the way. Want to learn more about steps toward EBP work? Click here to download the EBP Guide.

Much of our individualized TTA with your organization can be done through conference calls, however, RCDV: CPC staff can be available for an on-site visit to your organization to assist with special needs. Additionally, the RCDV: CPC staff has learned that peer mentoring can be quite helpful when preparing to evaluate a program or practice. As part of our individualized TTA, the RCDV: CPC staff can connect your organization with other organizations that have conducted EBP work in the past to discuss the strengths and challenges of such a task.
Who can we help?
Because we are funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the RCDV: CPC staff is available to assist Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grantees, such as domestic violence coalitions, advocacy organizations and domestic violence shelters, in addition to providing research surrounding court participation by domestic violence victims.
When and how is training and technical assistance (TTA) requested?
Your organization can request TTA at any time throughout the year. A representative from your organization merely needs to contact us by calling 800-527-3223 or emailing to chat with an RCDV: CPC staff member about EBP work, training, and/or technical assistance.


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