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Social Work Research Center

The Social Work Research Center works to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families in Colorado and across the nation through community partnerships, applying research to practice in the areas of child maltreatment prevention, child well-being, and youth-at-risk.

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social work research center director marc winokur receiving the illuminate colorado award

Faculty Research Labs

Our faculty researchers are bridging the gap between theory and practice in the field of social work. We are committed to a shared journey that supports and guides students within a culture of professional excellence. We address the Grand Challenges for Social Work in our research projects. Explore some of the work our faculty and students are doing.

The Alternatives for Mental Health and Healing Lab develops, delivers, and evaluates trainings on shifting paradigms and practices in mental health, collaborates on the expansion of novel peer-based programming, and investigates emerging uses of psychoactive compounds for genuine healing.

The Parent-Child Relationships and Well-being Lab works to develop and test family-oriented and mindfulness-informed interventions to promote positive outcomes for children and families with multifaceted needs, including those at risk for maltreatment or experiencing poverty.

Research News in Social Work