Institute Affiliates

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare is dedicated to improving the safety, permanency and well-being outcomes for the children in Florida’s child welfare system through an interdisciplinary approach to research. The Institute created a faculty affiliate network by assembling a cadre of social work researchers who share this dedication from the 14 public and private universities offering Council on Social Work Education accredited degrees in social work. The Institute expanded the faculty affiliate network to include research affiliates who have expertise in areas related to the vulnerabilities of at-risk families. This was accomplished by establishing new partnerships and strengthening existing relationships among researchers and policymakers. The Institute seeks to increase communication and collaboration across disciplines to forge innovative child welfare research.




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Become an Institute Affiliate


To complete an application, click the link below.

Affiliate Application

You will be asked to share:

  • Contact information
  • Areas of expertise
  • Current research and collaborations
  • A short bio (500 words or less)
  • Your CV/resume

Interested in Becoming an Affiliate?

Affiliates of the Institute are comprised of faculty, researchers, and practitioners with expert acumen relating to child maltreatment and family well-being. Through a multidisciplinary cadre of experts, the affiliate network aims to establish or strengthen collegial relationships and provide an opportunity to advance research capabilities through joint projects and publications as well as through exchanging data derived from Institute-funded research. Affiliates serve as extensions of the Institute and are formal partners and collaborators in fulfilling our mission. We welcome affiliate applications from all Florida-based experts who have direct or tangential interest in the child welfare field. This can include individuals with expertise in topics that are not exclusively connected to child welfare, but that intersect with the child welfare system and the people it serves. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We review applications semi-annually (March and September), or as specific Institute needs arise.

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