Download the CWDAIR information sheet (PDF, 255 KB), originally released as an insert in the School of Social Welfare newsletter (Spring 2005).
The focus of the Center is on the design, development, and delivery of coordinated, evidence-based services for families in the child welfare system with drug abuse and co-existing problems, especially HIV/AIDS.
CWDAIR’s specific aims are to:
- Develop a research infrastructure at the University at Albany School of Social Welfare (SSW) that will support faculty in increasing the quality and quantity of social work research on drug use and HIV/AIDS in high-risk families.
- Expand collaborative partnerships with state agency leaders and professionals from child welfare, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS services to improve the design of services to address substance abuse and co-existing problems among high-risk parents.
The ultimate goal is to improve services for vulnerable families and children in the child welfare system, especially those affected by substance abuse and HIV/AIDS, in order to reduce the chance of intergenerational continuity of these multiple interrelated problems.
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