Welcome to the Child Welfare Research and Training Project

The Child Welfare Research and Training Project (CWRTP) trains Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) employees; provides outreach to communities, schools, and hospitals; and conducts research on program outcomes. The overall goal is to support those who serve Iowa children, families, and communities.

Through CWRTP, ISU faculty, staff, and students collaborate with the Iowa DHS, Iowa citizens, and other partners. We work together to ensure Iowa’s children and families receive services and care informed by best practices that lead to safety and overall wellbeing. We enhance best practices through a commitment to enhancing quality assurance, technical assistance, educational training, and research based programming.

Find us


The Child Welfare Research and Training Project is located in the Elm Residence Hall. Enter through the north side entrance, there is a sign next to the sidewalk on the northwest corner!

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