Centers and Research Teams
The School of Social Work is home to two renowned centers of research as well as individual research teams led by our esteemed faculty. Learn more about each below.
Children and Family Research Center (CFRC)
Since 1996, the Children and Family Research Center has emerged as an important leader in promoting university-agency partnerships to improve public child welfare systems. The goal of the Center is to identify research needs and support research that is policy and practice relevant and encourage and facilitate public child welfare research activities through collaborative relationships.
Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD)
The Center for Prevention Research and Development has a long history (since 1989) of creating and maintaining successful collaborative, real-world partnerships with local, state, and national organizations, agencies, and businesses conducting prevention work across the country. CPRD concentrates its efforts in the areas of school reform and after-school evaluation, health and human service reform, and prevention science.
Identifying Depression through Early Assessment (IDEA) Research Team
The IDEA research team is interested in identifying major risk factors associated with depressive disorders for women. The team is particularly interested in collaborative care approaches for identifying and assessing depressive symptoms in health care settings to improve health outcomes for women over the life course.