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The University of Michigan library website presents a magnitude of information about the Evidence Based Practice six-step process including an overview of EBP with detailed and valuable assistance in both formulating a research question and engaging in an evidence search The website also provides tips on searching for relevant literature as well as a complete guideline on how social workers can successfully use resources and find adequate evidence to support their researchTo assist social workers in formulating a question strategies are provided to help in this first step of the EBP process The acronym PICO is used to identify the patient or population the proposed intervention any comparison interventions as well as the hypothesized outcome Although the acronym used on the University of Michigan website is different that the CIAO acronym used in class both are similar as well as aide social workers in the development of a clear and refined research question As I am interested in concluding if group therapy model paired with the strengths perspective properly addresses issues regarding the emotional stressors of youth living in homelessness more successfully than individual counseling I would then present my question asIf youth living in homelessness P participate in group therapy paired with the strengths perspective I rather than engage in individual counseling sessions C will these displaced youth be 20 less likely to experience emotional stressors within six months after initially entering homelessness O The library website also contains useful tips to keep in mind when doing an evidence search There are suggestions on how to broaden and narrow searches using many techniques such as including or excluding quotation marks using truncation or special characters as well as an explanation on the value in following citations when researching to find other relevant literature on the topic at hand All of the information found on this website was extremely helpful however I know it will take me some
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