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Child Welfare Research and Training Project (CWRTP)



The Child Welfare Research and Training Project (CWRTP) evaluates programming, conducts research on outcomes of programs, trains Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) employees, and assesses for quality and technical assurance for many of the programs housed within Iowa DHS. The overall goal is to help the families and children in Iowa have their health and human services needs met effectively and with the utmost support and respect.

The CWRTP is a collaboration between ISU faculty and staff, graduate assistants, Iowa citizens, and state and local DHS employees and supervisors. We work together to ensure that Iowa’s children and families receive services and care informed by best practices that lead to safety and overall well-being. Best practices are ensured through a commitment to enhancing quality assurance, technical excellence, educational training, and research based programming.

CausesGeneral Advocacy At-Risk Youth Autism Children & Youth Clinical Services Community Economic Development Crisis Support Persons with Disabilities Domestic Violence Early Childhood Education General Education Emergency & Safety Employment Health Food Insecurity, Hunger Immigrants & Refugees LGBTQ+ Gender Marginalized Populations Mental Health Services Poverty & Basic Needs Professional Development Race & Ethnicity Research Older Adults Student Fieldwork Veterans & Military Families
15 People | 5 Impacts | 16 Hours | 350 Total Economic Impact

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