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Social Work Research Center

The Social Work Research Center conducts applied research in areas such as child maltreatment prevention, child well-being, and youth-at-risk, creating university + community partnerships that bridge the gap between research and practice in social work.

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School of Social Work Research Labs

Learning & Self-development Collaborative

Assistant Professor Shannon Hughes is leading a drug-free mental health care study to evaluate a new approach to mood-related distress. Funded by the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care, it includes psychoeducation, peer support groups, counseling on nutrition and lifestyle, and recreation-based social networking.

We are passionate about addressing core Grand Challenges for Social Work by improving individual and family well-being and providing socially just resources to parents and children.

Research News in Social Work