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Research Office

Research Centers

  • Center for African American Studies (CAAS)

    Devoted equallty to heritage/cultural studies and social justice, CAAS is designed to enhance and broaden our understanding of Black American's unique social circumstances, political standing, and history.

  • Center for Addiciton and Recovery Studies (CARS)

    CARS provides researched, evidenced-based, trauma informed services in prevention, intervention and recovery support services; trains social workers ready to impact changes in oppressed populations; and adds to addiction and recovery practice knowledge through collaborative research. This is accomplished through programs offered in the Dallas and Tarrant counties, instituting a comprehensive student intern training program for BSW, Micro/Macro and Advanced Placement social work interns, and collaborating with researchers from the School of Social Work and the community.

  • Center for Advocacy, Nonprofits, and Donor Organizations (CAN-DO)

    Assists advocacy groups, human service nonprofits, and donor organizations function more effectively and efficiently. CAN-DO's purpose is to improve nonprofit sustainability through research, management training, student recruitment and education, and improving understanding of the unique relationship between nonprofits and donor organizations.

  • Center for Child Welfare (CCW)

    Serves as a research and resource center for Texas, the Southwest, and the nation in the advancement and dissemination of knowledge to improve the conditions of vulnerable children and their families. Research, education, and dissemination efforts address the basic rights of children to be nurtured and protected by their families with the support of their communities.

  • Center for Clinical Social Work (CCSW)

    Provides strengths-based clinical services and culturally-sensitive parenting programs to clients. CCSW also supports post graduate education and training to professional social workers in an effort to continue its tradition of community service. In addition, the CCSW contributes to the knowlege base by conducting clinical research to establish empirically-based practice and effective clinical interventions.