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NRC In-Home Services

NRC In-Home Services

The National Resource Center for In-Home Services (NRC In-Home) was a project of the NRC-FCP in partnership with the National Indian Child Welfare Association and ICF International which provided child welfare expertise on services designed to ensure the safety and well-being of children and youth in their homes, prevent their initial placement or re-entry into foster care, and preserve, support and stabilize their families.

Human Services Workforce

Family Support Workforce Study

A statewide study of Iowa’s family support workforce is currently underway which seeks to gain a greater understanding of the family support workforce and its organizational contexts, to assess changes in the workforce and the impact of supervision training, and to measure the relationship between workforce issues and family support outcomes. 

Partners United for Supportive Housing

Supportive Housing Evaluation

The NRCFCP is conducting a process and outcome evaluation of Partners United for Supportive Housing in Cedar Rapids (PUSH-CR), Iowa’s first supportive housing project designed specifically for homeless/unstably housed families who are also involved with the child welfare system.

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DMC Resource Center

The Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Resource Center serves to reduce the disproportionality and over-representation of minority youth and children in the juvenile justice, child welfare and related systems by providing evaluation, data analysis, training and technical assistance to the organizations and agencies that work with these youth.

Engaging Families with iPad Technology

Engaging Home Visitation Families with iPad Technology

The NRC-FCP conducted research on the ability of iPad technology to increase family engagement during home visitation. Results were used to develop a webinar for home visiting professionals to learn about best practices in tablet technology use to increase family engagement.

Recent News

NRC Public Health Staff Present at Dissemination and Implementation Conference

Saturday, December 7, 2019
NRC Public Health Team members Anne Abbott, Stephanie Momany and Sydney Tylke presented a poster at the 12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health. The poster presentation, Evaluating Multi-Component Interventions for Childhood Obesity Using the Re-Aim Framework was based on the team's work conducting a mixed-methods evaluation of the the Iowa Department of Public Health's 5-2-1-0: Healthy Choices Count program in fiscal year 2019.

NRC and National Association of Social Workers Iowa Chapter Release Assessment of Iowa Social Work Labor Force

Monday, October 28, 2019
The National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice (NRCFCP) at the University of Iowa has released a report based on an assessment of Iowa’s social work labor force: Meeting the Needs of Iowans Through the Services of Professional Social Workers. The study was conducted by NRCFCP and NASW-IA,  with support from Telligen Community Initiatives and the National Association of Social Workers Foundation.

NRC Announces New Capacity For Substance Abuse Disorder Research and Evaluation

Friday, October 5, 2018
The National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice (NRCFCP) is excited to announce that the Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research & Evaluation is now part of the NRCFCP.