Preventing child maltreatment in Indiana focus of new social work program
Researchers in the Indiana University School of Social Work at IUPUI have received a five-year, $2.74 million grant to address the problem of childhood maltreatment in Indiana.
Susana Mariscal and Bryan Victor, associate professors in the IU School of Social Work in Indianapolis, will use the funding from the Children's Bureau -- which is part of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- to launch the Strengthening Indiana Families program.
The program is a partnership with the Indiana Department of Child Services; the Indiana State Department of Health; the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration; Children's Bureau Inc.; the Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana; and partners in Delaware, Grant, Madison and Tipton counties, where the project will be implemented. One of the program's primary goals is to establish a series of family resource centers in the target counties, located in places where families already gather, such as schools and libraries.
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