Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Social Welfare

Professional Development Program

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The Professional Development Program contributes state-of-the art capacities in education, training, research and evaluation, e-learning, video production, and public education campaigns. PDP offers a comprehensive package of services to improve individual and organizational performance, from initial consultation through all phases of needs assessment, organizational analysis, and program development to full implementation and management. Combined with its highly regarded content expertise in public policy and administration, social welfare, human services, computer systems, and instructional technologies.

National Child Welfare Workforce Institute

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A National Workforce Institute is proposed which will foster a national learning community to build distributed, adaptive, and inclusive child welfare leadership to implement sustainable systems change, institutionalize effective workforce practices, and improve outcomes for children and families.

Center for Addictions Research

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The Center for Addictions Research provides a platform for faculty and students to conduct academic and practice research in the field of alcohol, drug as well as other forms of addictions. The Center enhances the capacity of the School of Social Welfare for developing privately and publically funded programs that advance knowledge and improve service through partnerships among universities, government agencies, research institutions, and community providers.

Social Work Education Consortium

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The Social Work Education Consortium was established in 2000 as a formal partnership between the Office of Children and Family Services, Bureau of Training, the New York State Dean’s Association, the social work education community and local social services designed to impact the child welfare workforce. Sixteen graduate and 28 undergraduate social work programs participate in the Consortium, along with 57 county social service districts and NYC’s Administration for Children’s Services.

National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services

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Through a consortium of social work schools, we strengthen homeless services by creating partnerships, supporting leaders, and sharing excellence. Our approach is informed by the Restorative Integral Support (RIS) model, which synthesizes research on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), resilience, and recovery into a holistic, multi-system method that supports consumers and staff while strengthening systems within communities.

Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Community Wellness

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Is a translational research center that develops, tests and implements innovative practices and policies that address the needs of aging persons, their families, and caregivers. The Center's diverse research, training, education, planning and service activities synergistically work to improve the creation, delivery and sustainability of evidence-based approaches to addressing key aging concerns for the years ahead.