About Us

The Institute for Child and Family Well-Being engages in work in the following areas:

Program Design & Implementation

Many children and families who are exposed to significant adversity lack access to support and services that meet their needs and promote their resilience. The Institute develops, implements and disseminates validated prevention and intervention strategies that are accessible in real-world settings. The Institute also provides training, consultation and technical assistance to help human service agencies implement and replicate best practices.

Research & Evaluation

Original research findings usually take many years to reach the public as useful practice applications and policy solutions. The Institute accelerates the process of translating knowledge into direct practices, programs and policies that promote health and well-being, and provides analytic, data management, and grant-writing support.

Community Engagement & Systems Change

The Institute develops community-university partnerships to promote systems change that increases the accessibility of evidence-based and evidence-informed practices. The Institute helps transform systems through collective action and partnership among agencies and stakeholder groups.