Welcome to the Center

Strengthening Montana's families and the systems that serve them 

The Center for Children, Families & Workforce Development ("Center") is located at the University of Montana, within the School of Social Work. The Center serves as a training and research hub — conducting and translating research into training resources, encouraging evidence-based policy-making, and working to strengthen Montana families and the systems that serve them. 

The Center strives to make our website a dynamic resource for professionals, educators, and families statewide. If you have ideas, comments or suggestions as to how we could improve this site, please contact us.

Advancing evidence-based practices
and innovative programs!
Improving inter-professional
collaboration & public policy

Educating and training professionals and caregivers

"Reporting Child Abuse in Montana" a short
video from DPHHS on mandatory reporting.

Featured Podcast

 

There is concern in this country that some federal level policy decisions are not made using the evidence-based research collected at state and local levels. The impact can have a wide range of effects on public sectors, including housing, health, and education.

The Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative held a conference to help reinforce the importance of data-centric decision-making. In this podcast, Dennis Culhane, a Professor at Penn's School of Social Policy and Practice, Co-Principal Investigator for the Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, and Director of Research for the National Center for Homelessness among Veterans, joins Dan Loney on Knowledge@Wharton radio to discuss.



 
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The purpose of this webpage is to provide only information and resources, not advice, to assist users in understanding how to treat, educate, and care for children youth, and families.