Due to the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the protection of the health and safety of South Carolinians, Center for Child and Family Studies staff members are working remotely. The best way to reach us is by email.


My name is Carl and it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Center for Child and Family Studies. As the Center Director, I encourage you to explore our webpage to see what we offer to stakeholders serving children and families. Our mission is to provide a one-stop shop to support the

Research and development of solutions to improve child and family well-being

Capacity building of organizational staff and leadership

Monitoring and evaluation of program outcomes

• Development and distribution of multimedia packages to promote services and awareness to target audiences

The Center is based at the College of Social Work, University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. We have over 30 years’ experience supporting partners and stakeholders in South Carolina and beyond. Our current notable projects include:

• Agency-wide trainings and quality assurance services for the SC Department of Social Services

• Curriculum design and training for the SC Department of Health and Human Services

• Curriculum design and client support for the SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department

• Research and outcome tool development for the Duke Endowment’s foster care permanency project

• Staff evaluation for the national CASA/Guardian ad Litem program

Whether you are looking to develop a short-term or long-term relationship, know that each of the services and products highlighted on our Center website represents a commitment to participatory research, capacity building, evaluation, and messaging. As we like to say, “nothing about you, without you.” The Center will take the necessary time to learn about your organizational needs and wants, how your organization operates, and who your organization serves. This commitment leads to high-value services and products that ensure your efforts result in outcomes fulfilling your organization’s mission and vision.

For further conversation please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or members of the Center’s Senior Management Team. We look forward to working with you to create, connect, foster and sustain evidence-based, effective, and efficient systems of care that support the thriving of children and families.