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The Center for Family & Community Well-Being

About Us

Our History

The Center for Family and Community Well-Being (CFCWB) was developed to provide an organizational structure at the University that would allow community agency personnel to come together with university faculty and develop joint projects aimed at increasing resources to families and communities in need. The Center has consistently sought to serve our urban community, with particular emphasis on social problems, and vulnerable populations. The Center has had a significant role in initiating, developing, implementing and in some cases maintaining a number of nationally recognized programs. Among the nationally recognized programs or models that got their start in the Center are:

Neighborhood Place

Neighborhood Place is a groundbreaking city initiative to provide families and individuals with better access to community based services by bringing multiple agencies together, with 8 locations across Louisville. This model is being replicated in other communities across the United States.

Families in Transition

Families in Transition is a post-divorce counseling program based out of Jefferson County Family Courts. It serves as a model which is being replicated in other states and countries.

Juvenile Sexual Offender Counselor Training

The Juvenile Sexual Offender Counselor Training Program is a nationally acclaimed training program that works to reduce child sexual abuse through offender remediation. The program has trained staff in 49 of the states and 12 different countries.

Solution Based Casework

Solution Based Casework is a model of assessment, case planning, and casework management adopted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to decrease child abuse and neglect, and is now being adopted in multiple other states and countries).

Additional projects have included leadership development in the west end of Louisville and other urban areas of the state, also development of - programs and resources for high risk children in under-served areas, training programs for staff in private child care centers that work with high risk children, and a treatment protocol for the Department of Juvenile Justice, Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Meet Our Team

Collaborating Faculty

The Center for Family & Community Well-Being collaborates with faculty with a wide range of expertise, experience, and knowledge.