Clinical practice points

Clinical practice points

A quick reference guide to evidence translation

Evidence is published across a variety of sources including scientific or academic journals, books, conference proceedings, websites, and news reports. Academic publications in scientific journals are generally considered to be of higher quality due to the independent, peer-review process. There are a number of ways to determine the quality of a journal, though these measures are not necessarily a good proxy of the quality of individual articles within the journal. A central principle in evidence translation is that all evidence must be critically appraised, regardless of its source.

Research to practice: knowledge translation in youth mental health

This clinical practice point offers a knowledge translation framework for youth mental health. It will guide you through the different steps of the process and offer supportive advice for challenges that may be encountered in translating research evidence into clinical practice.

Workforce competencies for youth mental health

This clinical practice point outlines the key competencies required to work with young people in the field of mental health. It is based on the underlying principle that there will be strong collaboration between various professional disciplines to form a multidisciplinary team dedicated to improving the mental health of young people. Each professional discipline has their own defined competencies. This clinical practice point focuses on the shared competencies that apply to those working in youth mental health, regardless of their professional background and training.