School of Social Work researchers are seeking to deepen and enrich the understanding of youth work practice and practice education by studying the social, historical and political contexts of youth development.
Social and political contexts of urban and Indigenous youth development, Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR), Youth and Media, Critical and Indigenous Pedagogies, History of youth work and social work in urban and Indigenous communities.
Adolescents/Youth, Community Engagement, Evaluation
Restorative and transformative justice; School-to-prison pipeline; Community-Engaged Research and CPAR/YPAR; Youth power, voice, and engagement; Anti-racist research; Critical race theory & racial justice; Youth homelessness; Educational equity; Nonprofit industrial complex
Child Welfare, Positive Youth Development, Prevention Science, Intervention and Services Research
Director of Research and Evaluation, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
Child Welfare, Evaluation, Policy
Director, Learning Dreams
Adolescents/Youth, Community Engagement, Cooperative Engagement, Cooperative Learning
Youth Work Learning Lab Director
Adolescents/Youth, Youth Development, Program Development