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The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare is dedicated to helping social workers learn more about their profession through professional development, as well as continuing education and research in the field of social work. Below are links to Centers in the School of Social Welfare that focus on research on social work practice and social policy. 

Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion (AEDI)
Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion

The mission of AEDI is to create and study innovations related to asset development, education, and financial inclusion that result in opportunities across the life course for low-income children and families, in the U.S. and around the globe, for the purposes of climbing out of poverty and up the economic ladder. More...

Center for Children & Families (CCF)
Center for Children & Families

The Center for Children & Families (CCF) is a division of the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare that conducts research, evaluation, policy analysis, program planning, and training in areas related to children and families. More...

Center for Mental Health Research and Innovation (CMHRI)
Center for Mental Health Research and Innovation

For over 20 years, the CMHRI has improved the lives of people with psychiatric disabilities through the design and testing of new mental health practices and the dissemination of information through training, workshops, conference presentations, consultation and technical assistance and articles in scholarly journals. More...

Center for Research on Aging and Disability Options (CRADO)
Center for Research on Aging and Disability Options

The Center for Research on Aging and Disability Options, (CRADO) led by Dr. Rosemary Chapin, is located in the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. The KU School of Social Welfare is the conceptual home of the strengths perspective, and CRADO has pioneered the strengths based approach in work with older adults. More...


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