Center for Applied and Community Research (CACR)
Our mission is to advance excellence in social science research, training, knowledge transfer and exchange at the School of Social Work and to extend this work to the broader Simmons research community. We integrate research, teaching, and practice using an interdisciplinary approach, thereby building a bridge between academic science and community science.
- Develop institutional and investigator capacity.
- Provide administrative, scholarly, and technical assistance for researchers.
- Collaborate with, and participate in, community research.
- Nurture a commitment to culturally-informed, evidence-based practice through advanced training, applied research, and the interaction of scholars and practitioners.
These aims are met through the creation of research and training infrastructure and the provision of assistance with the planning and conducting of research, dissemination of research findings, and training of researcher-practitioners.
- Interdisciplinary cooperation
- Scholar-practitioner collaboration
- Integration of policy, research and practice
- Faculty-student collaboration
- Faculty professional development
- Professional training
2013-2014 Colloquium Series
In our efforts to highlight ongoing community research in the Simmons College community, the CACR hosts a montly colloquium featuring Simmons faculty and community partners. A partial list of colloquia for the upcoming semester follows, and the full list for the 2013-2014 academic year is available here. All colloquia will take place in the Brackett Room, P304-E, on the third floor of the Palace Road Building, Simmons College.
Exploring the Relationship between Homicide Bereavment and Employment: Homicide Survivors Describe the Meaning, Value, and Challenges of Working Following Traumatic Loss
Denise Hildreth, MSW, Simmons School of Social Work
Tina Chery, Peace Institute
Monday, December 9th. 10am-11:30am
Barriers to Providing Oral Health and Oral Cancer Screening in Long-Term Care Facilities
Tamara Cadet, PhD, Simmons College School of Social Work
Peter Maramaldi, PhD, Simmons College School of Social Work
& Community Partner
Thursday, February 27th, 2:30-4:00pm
Ensuring Program and Implementation Fidelity in Community-based Research with Immigrant and Refugee Partners: Lessons from Two Case Studies
Tien Ung, PhD, Simmons School of Social Work"
Dipanwita Bhattacharyya, MSW, MA, Director, Education & Outreach Asian Task Force on Domestic Violence
Joel Piton, MD, MA, Center for Community, Health, Education, and Research
Thursday, March 20th, 2:30-4:00pm
Enhancing Survivors' Wellbeing through Program Evaluation: The Safety-Related Empowerment Study
Kristie Thomas, PhD, Simmons College School of Social Work
Lisa Goodman, PhD, Boston College School of Education
Thursday, April 24th, 2:30-4:00pm
- David S. Robinson, Ed.D.
Center Advisory Group
- Edward J. Vieira, Jr., School of Management
- Steve London, Department of Sociology; Director, Scott/Ross Center for Community Service
- Teresa Fung, School of Nursing and Health Sciences (Patrica Rissmiller, alternate)
- Rong Tang, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
- Daren Graves, Department of Education