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School of Social Work research team wins 2017 C. Felix Harvey Award

A multi-disciplinary team led by experts from the School of Social Work working to improve support for relatives fostering abused or neglected children is the winner of the 2017 C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities. In collaboration with community partners, the School is using the $75,000 award to spearhead an effort to help these caregivers qualify for and receive financial resources and community support commensurate to adoptive parents. Reflecting a core Carolina value — serving the public good — the C. Felix Harvey Award recognizes exemplary faculty scholarship that addresses real-world challenges and reflects the University’s commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation. The UNC-Chapel Hill team includes principal investigator David Ansong, assistant professor; Selena Childs, clinical assistant professor; Kanisha Brevard, research associate; and Mark Testa, Sandra Reeves Spears and John B. Turner Distinguished Professor, whose research helped pave the way for the creation of the federal Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP) in 2008. Read the full story here.