Founded in 2007, the Institute for Families (IFF) harnesses the extensive resources of Rutgers
University to create a more humane, just, and equitable society. We develop and disseminate
knowledge and information throughout
New Jersey and beyond that leads to a greater understanding of a range of
social issues, and implementation of capacity-building
and systems improvements
to better address them.
We invite and
enjoy strong partnerships and professional collaborations throughout the human
service community, including the New Jersey Department of Human Services, the
New Jersey Department of Children and Families, the New Jersey Department of
Education, and various other community, state, and national organizations,
foundations, and professional networks. For more information, visit https://socialwork.rutgers.edu/centers/institute-families.
The mission of the Institute
for Families at the Rutgers School of Social Work is to support
and strengthen individuals, families, and communities by increasing the
capacity of human service professionals and organizations. They achieve
this through a three-pronged approach that mirrors and supports the university's mission of instruction, research, and public service:
- training, technical assistance, and professional development;
- applied research and evaluation; and
- direct service and advocacy.