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Research Centers and Groups

The School of Social Work houses several collaborative research centers and groups that offer students the opportunity to participate in a variety of research projects and/or trainings.

The Center for Health Aging in Multi-Cultural Populations (CHAMP)

The Center promotes healthy aging among multi-cultural and diverse populations living in the San Francisco Bay area. With faculty affiliates from all academic disciplines at SJSU, the Center facilitates interdisciplinary aging research, education and training, and strategic partnerships with community-based organizations working with older adults. For more information please visit the CHAMP website.

The Child Welfare Research and Training Project (CWPART) 

The CWPART project is a partnership between the School, the Title IV-E project, the County of Santa Clara, and other involved agency collaborators. Research teams of students led by a faculty member explore questions of interest to agency partners, as part of the MSW capstone 298 course. For more information please visit the CWPART website.

Selected Community Partnered Research Projects

Child Welfare Community Research Partnership

Differential Response: Service Use and Outcomes Among Families Using Voluntary Services

Understanding the Role of Fathers in Child Welfare Reunification:
A Secondary Data Analysis

Dependency Advocacy Center Mentor Parent Project

Advancing Trauma‐Informed Systems Change in a Dependency Drug Treatment Court Context