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School of Social Work Awarded Over $200,000 in Contracts and Grants in 2011

Principal investigators at the School of Social Work were awarded $247,137 in grants and contracts during Spring, 2011.  These contracts focused on improving services to vulnerable populations in the areas of child welfare and alleviating poverty.  The investigators are partnering with both non-profit and public agencies for training, consultation, and program evaluation. It is likely that all of these practice-based grants will result new knowledge and better outcomes for youth and families. Congratulations to these faculty members in their successful contributions to improving social conditions throughout our community!

James Ferreira, Director, Child Welfare Training Center: Child Welfare Emergency Response Coaching Program for Supervisors: $107,129.
Funder: Casey Family Programs

Dr. Yolanda Green, Assistant Professor: Family Connections Encore Parenting: Navigating Generations Evaluation: $75,048.
Funder: Aspiranet, Inc.

Dr. Julie O'Donnell, Professor: YMCA Youth Institute and Family Involvement Evaluation: $43,000.
Funder: Greater Long Beach, YMCA

Dr. Ruth Chambers, Assistant Professor: Pomona Family First Evaluation: $21,960.
Funder: UC Berkeley, California Social Work Education Center