The National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice has had a home at the University of Iowa for more than twenty-five years. Beginning as a small training project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Center was one of the first organizations in the country to promote home-based, family centered services- later known as "family preservation." Over the years we have expanded in scope to work in many different types of organizations and systems and to provide a range of services including training and technical assistance, research and evaluation, and information dissemination. We have worked in all fifty states, several U.S. Protectorates, and through collaborations in Europe, Asia, North, Central and South America, and Australia.
In April 2008 the NRC celebrated it's 30th Anniversary by holding a conference at The University of Iowa.