Research and Service at the School of Social Work
Addressing family issues across the lifespan, the Jordan Institute for Families brings together experts—including families themselves—to develop and test policies and practices that strengthen families and engage communities. What do we really know about families? What do they need to be healthy and loving—better able to overcome life’s challenges? How are families changing? And are the professionals and policy makers of today taking the right actions to support the families of tomorrow?
From community projects in rural North Carolina to federally funded projects of national scope, the Jordan Institute is in pursuit of answers. Founded in 1996 and named in recognition of a gift from Michael Jordan, the Jordan Institute has a clear vision: to strengthen families and engage communities.
For information about Jordan Institute projects, please see the websites listed below and contact those programs directly.
To discuss partnering with the School of Social Work on research, please contact Dr. Mark Fraser, Associate Dean for Research, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-962-6538.
Programs and projects of the Jordan Institute, and/or the School of Social Work, include:
- SSW/AHEC Training Partnership
- Behavioral Healthcare Resource Program (BHRP)
- CARES: Center for Aging Research and Educational Services
- Child Welfare Education Collaborative
- Child Welfare Staff Recruitment and Retention
- Develop Innovative Methods in Secondary Analyses of Child Welfare Databases
- Developmental Disabilities Training Institute (DDTI)
- Family and Children's Resource Program (FCRP)
- Family Support Network
- Management Assistance for NC Child Welfare, Work First, and Food & Nutrition Services
- Making Choices: Social Problem-Solving Skills for Children
- MCH Public Health - Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program
- North Carolina Academic Center for Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention
- North Carolina Clearinghouse on Family and Child Well-being
- School Success Profile
- Strong Couples - Strong Children
- The Middle Space
- The Wicked Problems of Child Welfare Institutes and Child Welfare Practice-Based Research Network