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The Research & Training Centers at the National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS)

The primary mission of the NCSSS is to educate social workers who promote the dignity of all people as bio-psycho-social-spiritual beings. NCSSS supports this mission by engaging in research that advances knowledge in social work practice and informs public policy. NCSSS faculty research informs teaching in both its degree-seeking and continuing education programs. The NCSSS Research and Training Centers promote social justice and advance individual, family, and societal well-being in the domains of child welfare, health and mental health, aging, spirituality, community development, and international social development. The centers are the home for faculty members and students with shared interests in one or more of these substantive areas as well as in cooperative, participatory partnerships with communities and agencies to build on their strengths and assets through multi-disciplinary collaborations.

Please click the links below for more information about our centers.