Core Research of the Center for Social Work at WSU

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Wayne State University School of Social Work

As president of Health Mate, Inc., in southeast Michigan, Sandra Schiff applies her expertise in individual coaching, organization development, and executive consulting. Sandra Schiff is also a part-time faculty member for the Wayne State University School of Social Work, where she graduated from with a Master of Social Work.

With a history dating back to 1917, the Wayne State University School of Social Work has an accomplished record of advancing the social work profession. Located in southeast Michigan and housed within an urban research university, the school promotes social work policy and advocates for at-risk populations. Much of this work is accomplished through the school’s Center for Social Work Research.

The Center for Social Work Research focuses on four core areas. These include aging, with research targeting the needs of urban-based older adults, and child welfare, which focuses on the needs of youth and the service delivery systems that address them. The third core area, behavioral health research, works to address issues surrounding behavioral health risks as well as protective factors for underserved populations. Finally, the research area of interpersonal violence analyzes relational violence that impacts vulnerable groups such as teens and women in domestic environments.