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Research Centers


Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies (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 social work interns, and collaborating with researchers from the School of Social Work and the community.


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.