Caring for Generations

Academic and Research Collaborations

We strive to be a model for supporting community-based research that furthers our mission, improves our programs, and contributes to the fields in which we operate.

We do this by supporting requests that come into the agency from student and faculty researchers and by collaborating with academic partners. The Department of Evaluation and Learning provides oversight and coordination of all research activities at the agency through a formal research request and approval process.

Examples of our academic collaborations include:

  • Supporting masters-level social work students from Boston College, Salem State, Boston University, Simmons, and Brandeis in undertaking projects in fulfillment of their coursework in program evaluation.
  • Collaborating with faculty from the Boston University School of Social Work on research with Project BRIGHT and Project NESST®.
  • Collaborating with faculty from Boston College and the Simmons School of Social Work to recruit clients in order to develop a safety-related empowerment scale for use by domestic violence survivors and practitioners.
Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our academic and research collaborations or DEL internship opportunities.
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