Social Work Research Center Social Work Research Center Improving the Lives of Vulnerable Children and Families through Community Research Partnerships
Who We Are
Social Work Research Center was established in 2004 to promote evidence-based research, practice, and policy in the child welfare, health/mental health, and juvenile justice domains. SWRC engages in team-based science, to innovate new directions in research and evaluation that are responsive, meaningful, family-engaged, and community-centered. Our team is comprised of interdisciplinary scholars from education, social work, anthropology, sociology, public health, and statistical sciences. We also provide opportunities for students to participate in all aspects of social work research; students at the B.S.W., M.S.W., and Ph.D. levels have been supported with internships and research assistantships at SWRC.
Areas of Expertise
Over the past 16 years, SWRC’s research partnerships have led the way for practice shifts in Colorado and nationally. We are proud to have longstanding collaborations with community-based organizations; inter-university centers; and county, state, and federal agencies.
$10 Million in external funding since 2004
Long-standing research partnerships Applied Research in Child Welfare is a 16-year collaboration with Colorado state and county departments of human services
30+ Articles in peer-reviewed journals and 60+ presentations at conferences around the world