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  • The poor quality of evidence on programmes for children in care

    A recent news item in the UK reported that many parents are paying their children pocket money into their twenties or even thirties. And there are many stories of ‘failure to launch’, that is adult children still living ‘at home’. But another news item which caught my attention flagged the difficulties faced by children in care who leave the system aged 18.
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  • Campbell Seeks Editor-in-Chief

    Campbell is expanding its secretariat including the appointment of a full-time Editor-in-Chief (EiC).The Editor-in-Chief will be responsible for guiding and implementing Campbell strategy for the production of evidence synthesis, including establishment of a broader range of evidence synthesis products in the Campbell Library. The closing date is Thursday, 20th April 2017.
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  • Call for Abstracts extended to 15 March

    Global Evidence Summit 2017 In September 2017, the Campbell Collaboration is partnering with Cochrane, Guidelines International Network, Joanna Briggs Institute and the International Society for Evidence-based Health Care for the first ever Global Evidence Summit, a premiere event in evidence-based policy. The call for submissions for abstracts, workshops, and special sessions is open now.
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  • QUIZ-Which development programmes work?

    Which development programmes, policies and practices are most cost-effective to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? Many development interventions sound intuitively appealing. We think they should improve people’s lives. But evidence shows that intuition isn’t reliable when determining whether interventions actually make a difference.
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12-step programs for reducing illicit drug use: 
A Systematic Review by Martin Bøg, Trine Filges, Lars Brännström, Anne-Marie Klint Jørgensen and Maja Karrman Fredrikksson

This review examines the effectiveness of 12-step programs in reducing the use of illicit drugs. Secondary outcomes considered are on criminal behaviour, prostitution, psychiatric symptoms, social functioning, employment status, homelessness, and treatment retention.

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