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.

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
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