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

The Center for Family & Community Well-Being

About Us

The Center for Family and Community Well-Being has a mission focused on developing and translating evidence-based practices to the community to address a wide range of social problems, advance social justice priorities, and support the needs of many vulnerable populations. The Center utilizes the expertise of faculty, staff and students from the Kent School of Social Work (Our Team) and partners throughout the University and community (Our Partners) to achieve this mission through three primary service divisions (Our Services) which include core activities such as: 

  • 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