Our Research

The National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice (NRCFCP) located at the University of Iowa, conducts rigorous evaluation and research on topics related to child welfare, family support, and family preservation. We also engage in extensive efforts to translate research into practice through our Training and Technical Assistance and Evaluation and Research work in areas such as child welfare, public health, education, justice, aging and other fields including substance abuse through our Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation. We continually seek to better understand the factors that contribute to child and family well-being including individual strengths and also community, organizational and agency influences. 

Staff of the NRC have vast experience and expertise in interdsiciplinary approaches and research methods which enables our work with a wide variety of projects and stakeholders. All research and evaluation staff have completed University of Iowa Institutional Review Board (IRB) training for human subjects protections which conforms to federal requirements under the Federal Wide Assurance (FWA00003007) and the American Evaluation Association's Guiding Principles.

Projects or programs in need of evaluation services or technical assistnace may contact NRC Research Director, Dr. Brad Richardson.