Coohey and Landsman Present at CSWE Annual Meeting

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Carol Coohey and Miriam Landsman presented the results of an evaluation of a suicide intervention skill training program at the Council on Social Work Education's Annual Meeting in October 2022. This quasi-experiment found that students completing a suicide-specific intervention skills course demonstrated stronger skills and greater confidence in applying these skills than students who completed a skills course without suicide-specific content. 

Gao Presents at AEA Annual Conference

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
NRC staff member Sherry Gao presented at the 2022 American Evaluation Association (AEA) conference on Friday, November 11, 2022. The presentation covered a meta-analysis regarding how the COVID-19 pandemic had impacted students’ learning motivation and academic achievement, with school closures and a shift from face-to-face learning to remote learning.

Peer Workforce Collaborative Featured in State Newsletter

Monday, April 25, 2022
The NRCFCP's Peer Workforce Collaborative project was featured  in the Iowa Department of Public Health's (IDPH) April 2022 Newsletter. The Peer Workforce Collaborative is a five-year grant with the goal of recruiting, screening, and training Peer Support Specialists and Recovery Peer Coaches in the state of Iowa. 

Research Staff Presents at Nutrition Incentive Hub Convening

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
NRCFCP staff Anne Abbott and Renee Ling presented at the 2022 Nutrition Incentive Hub National Convening on Wednesday January 19, 2022. Their presentation covered lessons learned from the NRCFCP's longstanding partnership with the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative's Double Up Food Bucks program. The presentation was a part of a panel discussion titled Demonstrating Impact: Getting the Most Out of Evaluation Efforts.

Coohey and Landsman Named ICSMH Faculty Research Affiliates

School of Social Work Professors Carol Coohey and Miriam Landsman have been named faculty research affiliates at the new Iowa Center on School Mental Health (ICSMH). A partnership between the University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Education, the ICSMH will expand support for mental health to Pre-K-12 educators and schools across the state.

NRCFCP Training Division Awarded $3M to Support Mental Health Peer Support in Iowa

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
The University of Iowa National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice (NRCFCP) at the School of Social Work, and the UI Department of Pediatrics Division of Child and Community Health, in partnership with Life Connections Peer Recovery Services of DeWitt, Iowa, have been awarded funding from the State of Iowa to support the Iowa Peer Workforce Collaborative—a project that will provide comprehensive training and coordination for the state’s Peer Support Specialists, Family Peer Support Specialists, and Recovery Peer Coaches and the organizations that employ them.
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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.
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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.

NRC Directors Present on Effective Strategies for Working with Involuntary Clients

Monday, May 28, 2018
NRC Director Dr. Miriam Landsman and Training Director Lisa D’Aunno presented at the international conference, Effective Strategies for Working with Involuntary Clients, held May 23-25, 2018 in Prato, Italy. Their workshop, Child Welfare Supervision as a Key Strategy for Providing Effective Involuntary Services, based was on the National Resource Center’s extensive experience with developing, implementing, and evaluating training for supervisors of child welfare and family support programs.