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Welcome to the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice! In April 2008 the NRC celebrated it 30th Anniversary by holding a conference at The University of Iowa.

We are a project of the University of Iowa School of Social Work . Our mission is to promote family-centered, community-based, culturally competent practice within organizations and across systems through research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and information dissemination.

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.

Agency auspices: federal, state, and local government, private nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

Program areas:
  • child welfare
  • juvenile justice
  • pregnancy prevention and intervention
  • community action & anti-poverty programs
  • culturally competent services
  • organizational and community development
  • mental health
  • substance abuse
  • homelessness & transitional housing
  • early child education and Head Start
  • school systems
  • correctional services
  • faith-based programs
  • disabilities & Early Access
  • long-term care
  • mediation & alternative dispute resolution
  • workforce development/ human resources
  • public health
  • community collaboration
Please take a few minutes to look at the various services and programs that our Center offers. For further information, please feel free to submit a request electronically or call the office directly at 319.335.4965.

Miriam Landsman, Executive Director
National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice
University of Iowa School of Social Work
100 Oakdale Campus, W206 OH
Iowa City, IA 52242-5000
Phone: 319.335.4965 Fax: 319.335.4964
NRCFCP - 319.335.4965

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