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Mission and Vision

Our Mission

To facilitate the discovery and advancement of social work knowledge through community partnerships and interdisciplinary research, with a commitment to dissemination of findings and technology transfer.

Our Vision

  • Be an international leader in social work research to improve social functioning and inform public policy.
  • Link research and practice through community partnerships.
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary research that creates knowledge required to intervene across multiple systems and client groups.
  • Establish appropriate intra- and inter-institutional affiliations and consortia to carry out this research.
  • Present and publish research results in the public domain, disseminating major findings to the scientific community, policy makers and the social work profession.
  • Be a training ground for graduate students and new investigators.