Start Here: Evidence-Based Program Clearinghouses
Clearinghouses are databases of evidence-based programs. They may classify programs by the quality of the evidence and often prevent supporting studies in terms that non-researchers can understand.
Pew Results First Clearinghouse Database
A great starting place for finding clearinghouses, the Pew Results First Clearinghouse Database is an online resource that brings together information on the effectiveness of social policy programs from nine national clearinghouses.
Evidence-Based Program Clearinghouses
Below are examples of evidence-based program clearinghouses that may be useful for social work students.
Social Programs That Work
This site seeks to identify those social programs shown in rigorous studies to produce sizable, sustained benefits to participants and/or society, so that they can be deployed to help solve social problems.
CEBC: California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
The mission of the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) is to advance the effective implementation of evidence-based practices for children and families involved with the child welfare system.
SAMHSA Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is committed to improving prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for mental and substance use disorders. The Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center provides communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others with the information and tools to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings.
The What Works Clearinghouse
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. Our goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions. We focus on the results from high-quality research to answer the question “What works in education?”
Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse
The Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse is a comprehensive, transparent, and systematic assessment of the effectiveness of interventions designed to help low-income job seekers succeed in the labor market.