Central California Social Welfare Evaluation, Research and Training Center
Goals & Objective
- Maintain a center dedicated to addressing the social welfare research, training and evaluation needs of the Central California region.
- Identify and pursue external resources to support the center’s activities.
- Leverage and coordinate existing resources to support the center’s activities.
- Identify and address regional social welfare issues through the development and utilization of university intellectual capital, community linkages, and stakeholder partnerships.
- Engage in research, training, and evaluation activities that are inclusive of appropriate stakeholders.
- Provide empirical foundation for evidence-based practice in the areas of child welfare, mental health, aging, and other area of practice.
- Facilitate the involvement of social work faculty, students and community collaborators in at least three Central California social welfare issues.
- Facilitate professional development of faculty, staff, students, practitioners, and other community partners in at least three area social welfare issues including child welfare, aging and mental health and child poverty.
- Coordinate and support faculty research/evaluation, training and curriculum development in five areas of social welfare by 2008.
- Disseminate the findings of evaluation/research activities to community partners.
- Identify high potential public and private sources of funding.
- Publicize SWERT to public and private entities through the development of a brochure highlighting the center’s interests and capacity.
- Disseminate research on evidence-based practice on an ongoing basis to community partners.
- Serve as a repository of information of current information on evidence-based practice.