Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Centers & Institutes

The School of Social Work faculty and students engage in research across a range of disciplines through institutes, centers, and programs, as represented by those described below.

BRAVE - Building Resilience Against Violence Engagement
BRAVE is made up of a team of experts in social work, psychology, and child welfare based out of Loyola University Chicago focused on developing culturally appropriate youth violence prevention manuals that can be reproduced in minority communities.
Visit the BRAVE website
C-First - Center For Field Innovation, Research, Strategy, And Training
C-FIRST engages community-based interventions and practice-based research that supports the sustainable implementation of innovative interventions to meet the unique challenges faced by organizations, clinicians, and students across Chicago and suburban communities.  
Visit the C-First website
CIRA - Center for Immigrant & Refugee Accompaniment
The Center for Immigrant and Refugee Accompaniment (CIRA) is a new initiative of the School of Social Work to support the formation of social work professionals that in solidarity can accompany migrants in the construction of a more inclusive local and global community that affirms the human dignity of the person.
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CROSS - Center for Research on Self-Sufficiency
The Center for Research on Self-Sufficiency (CROSS) is an independently funded community-based center within Loyola University Chicago's School of Social Work that promotes long-range solutions to the issue of self-sufficiency through community engagement using education, practice, and research on psychological self-sufficiency (PSS) as a vehicle.
Visit the CROSS website