Child Welfare Scholar Coaching

Our Partnership

We collaborated with the University of Alabama on a project intended to facilitate coaching and preparation for child welfare scholars. The project's goals were to enhance and increase the competence and confidence of child welfare scholars entering the workforce, allowing them to better manage the stress and trauma associated with the work. 

We believe the research and ingenuity achieved through collaborations like these is essential as we work to influence policy, improve services and develop solutions that help improve childrens' lives.

About DU Research

We leverage cross-institutional collaboration to address some of today’s most pressing challenges, producing interdisciplinary solutions that influence policymakers to effectively serve the public good. From Stanford to UChicago to NYU, we’ve refined our collaborative process through years of mutually beneficial relationships with institutions nationwide to understand and address challenges like climate change, HIV and youth homelessness.

DU’s current research efforts have been featured in news outlets like The New York Times. They include…

  • exploring the effects of felony disenfranchisement.
  • employing lasers as the medium for quantum science.
  • using theatre to heal and rehabilitate inmates.

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Charmaine Brittain

Charmaine Brittain is the Director of Organizational Development at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work's Butler Institute for Families. Her work focuses on translating complex academic topics into accessible formats for the purpose of improving training practices, processes and systems.

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