Community Programs and Outreach
As a part of Michigan State University, the nation's pioneer land-grant university, the School of Social Work takes very seriously the land-grant mission of teaching, research, and service. The School places a strong value on projects that provide education, services, and resources to people in Michigan and beyond. The School carries out this triple mission in a variety of ways, including through our Community Programs and Outreach Programs and Projects.
Specifically, the School's Community Programs provide service, outreach, and teaching through field education placements, can serve as sites to develop best practices, and provide research opportunities to study program development and sustainability, among other topics. These are the School's Community Programs:
- Chance at Childhood
- FAME-Fostering Academics, Mentoring Excellence
- Kinship Care Resource Center
- Veterinary Social Work
Download our Community Programs Annual Report for 2015-2016.
Our Outreach Educational Resources and Training include:
- Ruth Koehler Legacy Programs for kids, parents, mental health professionals, and educators about the special problems and issues in kids' lives.
- Post Adoption Support Services for foster, adoptive, and kinship families in Michigan and the professionals who serve them.
- National Child Welfare Workforce Institute to build the capacity of the nation's child welfare workforce and improve outcomes for children, youth, and families.
- Evidence Based Trauma Treatment Project invests in supporting community agencies as they develop trauma treatment capacity.