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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.

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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 Articles

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.

Upcoming Events

Quad Cities MSW Information Session

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Please join us via Zoom for an info session to learn more about earning your MSW degree from the University of Iowa at our learning center in the Quad Cities. Click here to join:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/94412157777 Contact our Admissions Office directly with any questions or requests:ssw-admissions@uiowa.edu (319) 335-1250
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Innovations in Urgent Mental Health and Substance Use Care

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Join a virtual presentation and discussion with Abbey Ferenzi, executive director of GuideLink Center. The center, located in Iowa City, is a community-initiated collaborative led by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors that provides easier access to immediate, onsite assessment and stabilization—outside of a hospital setting—for those 18+ years of age who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Click here to register for the Zoom webinar This event is sponsored by the UI…
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Let's Talk, Hawk! (Open to all UI students)

Friday, December 3, 2021 11:30am to 12:30pm
Let's Talk, Hawks! is a drop-in consultation service offered by the University Counseling Service (UCS) typically at various campus locations, but is now virtually during the Fall 2021 semester.  It provides you with an opportunity to have an informal, confidential, anonymous conversation with a UCS therapist.  You can share your mental health concerns, work on problem solving together, learn about useful campus and community resources, or ask questions about counseling and UCS. Let’s Talk,…
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ASC/BUILD: The Culture Behind Sexual Assault, Replacing Rape Culture with Consent Culture

Monday, December 6, 2021 1:00pm to 4:00pm
This workshop is part of the Advocating for Safer Communities (ASC) certification program for people wanting to learn more and/or serve as allies and ambassadors for RVAP. The Culture Behind Sexual Assault interrogates the way that our society is set up to both subtly and overtly support sexual violence and offers participants a framework to challenge rape culture in their own lives. The session discusses the repercussions of not challenging rape culture, gives participants tools for critically…

Iowa City MSW Degree - Info Session

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Please join us via Zoom for an info session to learn more about earning your MSW degree on the main University of Iowa campus in Iowa City Click here to join:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/109960976 Sessions take place on the following dates, from 4-5 pm (Central). 2021 March 9 April 13 May 4 June 1 June 22 July 13 August 10 September 14 October 5 October 19 November 9 December 7 We encourage advance registration using the form at https://socialwork.uiowa.edu/graduate/msw-social-work…
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