Research Projects

CSWR administers research and training projects funded by a variety of federal, state and foundation sources. The table below lists current and past CSWR research projects, with links to individual project summaries, researcher profiles, and projects listed by 9 broad categories. Sort projects by clicking on title or date or view projects in a single category by clicking on one of the category names. Click on a researcher name for their projects listed on their home pages.

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HHSC Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities – African American Medicaid Managed Care Study: Implementation and Evaluation A. James Schwab, Ph.D.
Rowena Fong, Ed.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2012
Texas System of Care Expansion Implementation Cooperative Agreement Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Health Care; Mental Health 2017
Adolescent Family Life Care Evaluation Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Carol M. Lewis, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2003
Adoption Assessment Project Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2006
Adoptive and Foster Couples Retreat and Support Network Program (Healthy Marriage) Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2007
An evaluation of the Journey of Hope curriculum: Teaching coping skills and building resilience post natural disaster Lori K. Holleran Steiker, Ph.D., ACSW
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Health Care 2012
Analysis of Service Integration and Delivery in the State of Texas (HB7) A. James Schwab, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 1996
Assessment of Intensive Case Management Models for Pregnant and Parenting Teens Carol M. Lewis, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2010
Assessment Project for EveryChild, Inc Holly Bell, Ph.D. Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2009
ASSET System of Care Expansion Planning Initiative Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Mental Health 2013
Austin Juvenile Justice Improvement Project David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSW
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Domestic, Sexual, and Community Violence 2014
Austin Learning Academy’s Adolescent Family Life Care: A Program Evaluation Carol M. Lewis, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2007
Birth Outcomes, Social Risks, and Child Health (Supplemental Study) Yolanda C. Padilla, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2001
Bringing What Works to Youth in Corrections Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Mental Health 2014
CASA of Travis County Evaluation Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 1998
Child Abuse Medical Examinations in Texas: Comprehensive Review of Current Practices Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2013
Child Care Collaboration and Outcome Evaluation Project Darlene Grant, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 1997
Child Death Study A. James Schwab, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 1997
Child Welfare Education Collaboration Jane A. Kretzschmar, LCSW
A. James Schwab, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2017
Children’s Trauma Assessment A. James Schwab, Ph.D.
Rowena Fong, Ed.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2002
Clean Slate Project: Conceptualization of an Alternative Mental Health Approach in New Orleans King Davis, Ph.D. Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Welfare Reform and Persistent Poverty 2008
Collaboration to AdoptUsKids Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2017
Coping and Resilience in Young Adolescents Exposed to Adult Intimate Partner Violence: Fahs-Beck Doctoral Research Award Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2009
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Travis County Follow-Up Evaluation Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2000
Demographic Approach to the Study of Child Health and Development in the Mexican American Population Yolanda C. Padilla, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2002
DFPS Curriculum Development: permanency, visitation, and trauma-informed workforce Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
Beth Gerlach, Ph.D., LCSW
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2013
East Texas CASA: A Program Evaluation Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 1998
Education Outreach Program Evaluation for Austin Guitar Society Calvin L. Streeter, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2009
Enhancing Psychological Capital to Foster Health Outcomes in Homeless Young Women Sanna J. Thompson, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Substance Abuse 2014
Environmental effects on disparities in smoking and obesity among women Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Health Care 2014
Evaluating Group Intervention on Juvenile Justice Clients' Understanding of Parental Incarceration Tanya Voss
Darlene Grant, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2008
Evaluation of Enterprising Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Darlene Grant, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2008
Evaluation of Managed Care Pilots A. James Schwab, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 1998
Evaluation of STEPPING STONES, a Transitional Living Program for Homeless Youth Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2002
Evaluation of Texas Juvenile Probation Commission In-Home Services Program Darlene Grant, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 1999
Evaluation of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program at Lifeworks Beth C. Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Darlene Grant, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2001
Evaluation of the Community Resource Coordination Groups (CRCGs) of Texas David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSW
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 1999
Evaluation of the Exceptional Care Pilot Project A. James Schwab, Ph.D.
Marilyn Armour, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2003
Evaluation Study of Post Adoption Services Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 1996
Exploring Employability for Refugee Families in Central Texas Rowena Fong, Ed.D.
Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., LMSW, MPA
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2005
Exploring the Effects of Parental Deportation on U.S. Citizen Children Luis H. Zayas, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2014
Family and School Contexts as Predictors of Early Childhood Latino Development Esther J. Calzada, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2015
Fathers of Offspring with Severe Mental Illness: Key Factors Related to the Participation of Fathers in Caregiving King Davis, Ph.D. Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2003
Foster Care Redesign: Program Evaluation A. James Schwab, Ph.D.
Noel Landuyt, Ph.D.
Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
Rowena Fong, Ed.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2013
Jobs Opportunities and Basic Skills Survey Yolanda C. Padilla, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 1995
Long-Term Outcomes of Child Protection Mediation on Permanency for Children in Foster Care: Dissertation Support A. James Schwab, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2009
Mental Health Recovery and Resilience Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D.
Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Health Care; Mental Health; Substance Abuse
Mexican American Families in Border and Urban Settings: Children and Parents Making Ends Meet in the Monterrey-San Antonio Corridor Yolanda C. Padilla, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 1997
Obesity Prevention ARRA Evaluation Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Health Care 2012
PACE Project Evaluation A. James Schwab, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2001
Parent-Child Connectedness and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention: Supplemental Program Evaluation Carol M. Lewis, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2007
Performance Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Texas Baptist Children’s Home, San Antonio, TX Miguel J. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Health Care 2014
Planning Grant for Minority Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Research Program Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2001
Project Mother-Daughter Talk Dorie J. Gilbert, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2009
Residential Group Homes: An Outcome Evaluation of Treatment Effectiveness Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 1997
Restore Rundberg: Bryne Criminal Justice Innovation Program David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSW
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Domestic, Sexual, and Community Violence 2015
Risk and Resilience Among Children and Families: What Protective Factors are at Play? Roberta R. Greene, Ph.D. Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2003
Role of Transience in Service Use by Street Youth Sanna J. Thompson, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2006
RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America (RWJF) Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Health Care 2010
School-Age Pregnancy and Prevention Research Project Darlene Grant, Ph.D.
Cynthia G. S. Franklin, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 1995
Solution-focused Alternatives for Education (SAFED) Calvin L. Streeter, Ph.D.
Cynthia G. S. Franklin, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2003
Southeast Austin Community Youth Development Michael L. Lauderdale, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 1996
Teen Mentoring Initiative Evaluation Carol M. Lewis, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2004
Texas Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Initiative Jemel Aguilar, Ph.D.
Forrest Novy, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2009
Texas Trio — Education System Collaborations to Increase Educational Stability: Program Evaluation Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2013
The Connections Project: Connecting disconnected youth to programs that support healthy sexual outcome Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2015
The Latina College Student Experience: exploring the relationship between mental health, mental health service utilization and academic outcomes M. Teresa Granillo, Ph.D., MSW
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2013
Travis County Foster Care Reintegration Project Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2009
TX DARS Statewide Needs Assessment Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
Beth Gerlach, Ph.D., LCSW
A. James Schwab, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Health Care 2014
Voices of Struggle: Understanding and Memorializing the Fight Against Texas Proposition #2 Tanya Voss
Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth 2007
Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver Erin M. Espinosa, Ph.D.
Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Health Care; Mental Health 2014
Zero Suicides in Texas: Youth Suicide Prevention Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Child Welfare, Families, Children and Youth; Health Care; Mental Health 2016
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