• S.M.A.R.T.

    The Student Mentor Applied Research Team

    The Student Mentor Applied Research Team is a learning community that provides students the opportunity to participate in a culture of learning that emphasizes the importance and value of research competence in the field of social work. In the photo: Associate Professor Antonio Gonzaléz-Prendes talks to S.M.A.R.T. students about his research.

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  • Debra Patterson

    Delivery and Evaluation of Sexual Assault Forensic (SAFE) Training Programs- National Institute of Justice Grant

    Associate Professor Debra Patterson just completed a three year evaluation of an online hybrid training program developed and implemented by the International Association of Forensic Nurses. The evaluation found that the students exhibited high knowledge gains in most online modules, and experienced a fairly high level of knowledge retention three months post-training.

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  • Carolyn Dayton

    Baby on Board!: The WSU Early Parenting Study

    This study examines the influence of key psychological, social, and biological factors on the development of parenting thoughts, feelings and behaviors beginning during pregnancy and across the first months of postnatal development. The central aim of the study is to understand the underlying processes that parents experience as they prepare to parent a new baby. From left, Study Coordinator Mae Nordin and Assistant Professor Carolyn Dayton.

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The Center is the focal point for community engagement and faculty research. On this website you can access the latest information on research and scholarship. Read about our work with Strategic Partners and the services that we offer to meet community needs. Learn how social work researchers apply their knowledge, skills and values to make a difference in an urban environment that is home to the School. Join us as a colleague, partner or student as we continue the tradition of engaged social work research.