The Jordan Institute at the UNC School of Social Work is engaged in a variety of research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance projects. These projects address problems that threaten to undermine some families—such as poverty, abuse, mental illness, school failure, and substance abuse—as well as challenges that confront most families—such as providing for aging family members, or the safe care for children.
REACH NC is a new web portal that enables users to search, browse and find thousands of experts and assets within North Carolina higher education and research institutions. REACH NC's expert profiles can assist people in industry, community groups and university personnel in efforts to find information and potential collaborators for research and problem-solving. The database includes a number of recent faculty publications and grants. Explore the UNC School of Social Work's profile on REACH NC.
Two new brochures are available to help older adults residing in continuing care retirement communities learn the risks of alcohol as related to medicine. Please see: http://ssw.unc.edu/AlcoholBrochure
A vast amount of exciting and important research occurs at the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as it does at schools of social work across the country. However, due to multiple responsibilities and time demands, faculty are often unable to incorporate the research of their colleagues into appropriate class lectures. Because of this, students do not fully benefit from cutting edge social work research, and the transfer of social work knowledge from research to practice is slowed. This initiative is a way to provide faculty with content from their colleagues' current research for use in the classroom. The Research to Teaching website contains materials dating from 2001 through Sept. 2011, distilled from research completed by faculty of the UNC School of Social Work.