A unique hub for the translation of research into practice and partnership into synergy.

The Center for Family & Community Well-Being


The Center offers a unique hub for the
translation of research into practice &
partnership into synergy.


Photo of 4 people sitting and smiling at 2 covered tables. Banner on first table reads 'UofL Center for Family & Community Well-Being' and second table reads 'CARDS SPEAK'.The Center for Family and Community Well-Being (CFCWB) advances the well-being of vulnerable populations through the development and dissemination of evidence based practices, technology driven innovations, and research to address complex social problems such as violence and trauma, poverty, injustice, and disparities in health and mental health. The Center utilizes the expertise of faculty from the Kent School of Social Work and partners throughout the University and community to achieve this mission through the following core activities by:

  • Sponsoring community symposiums and national conferences on key topics
  • Providing professional development opportunities on evidence based practices and newly developed manualized treatment approaches
  • Partnering with technology transfer to translate faculty research into technological tools for advancing the well-being of vulnerable populations.
  • Conducting direct service delivery of manualized programs to vulnerable populations
  • Offering program evaluation and grant development for community partners
  • Engaging in rigorous research on the needs of and interventions for vulnerable populations by Center Faculty
  • Disseminating practice, policy, and research briefs to inform and promote best practices for family and community well-being

The Center has three primary divisions:

Research & Program Evaluation



Research and program evaluation rigorously assess strengths and needs of organization, systems, and interventions.


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Training & Education



Development and facilitation of training enhances well-being by providing the community with evidence-based education.


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Product Development



Partnering with leading experts to develop important products to enhance family and community well-being.


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Programming, services, and events at the Center for Family & Community Well-Being are open to all eligible faculty, staff, and students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or age.

Request trainings, products, or other services from the CFCWB by filling out a request form here.