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.
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Educating and training professionals and caregivers
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.