The Child Welfare and Child Well-being (2CW) research lab seeks to generate knowledge and utilize evidence to better support children, adolescents and their families, especially those facing adversity.  The ultimate goal, therefore, is to improve Child Welfare and enhance Child Well-being.

Therefore, we seek to…

  • Understand children and adolescents throughout their development, their relationships with siblings, peers, caregivers, and other adults, and their experiences at home, in school and in their communities.
  • Identify malleable individual-, relational- and community-level factors that may help children and families overcome adversity, build resilience, and improve well-being.
  • Develop and Evaluate prevention and intervention programs designed to better serve children, adolescents and their families, particularly those facing adversity.

Our team collaborates with partners in academia as well as partners in the larger community. We utilize a variety of research approaches (e.g., literature reviews, analysis of existing datasets and administrative data, systematic reviews, measurement development, intervention research, etc.) to accomplish our goals.  We strive to be creative and innovative in developing effective ways to support children, adolescents and their families, and ensure that they have what they need to thrive.

If you are interested in learning more about this group or would like to get involved, please feel free to email Brianne Kothari:

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