1. Center for Social Work and Family Studies, National Taiwan Normal University

     

    Purpose 
    In recent years, the demographical and social changes have tremendously impacted the family structure in Taiwan, so the family-related issues have gradually become the focus of social work practice and academic research. This center combines the university’s full-time faculty’s expertise through research to explore issues of diverse families in order to encourage transnational or interdisciplinary cooperation. Furthermore, it also enhances exchanges and interactions between academics and practitioners, and constructs the theoretical knowledge of local social welfare services and family issues.

     

    Directions

    Research and development:

    1) Academic and practical research: social work, family issue study, and welfare service evaluation.

                          2) Enhancing academic cooperation and constructing academic document database: Combine different fields and cross-professions of various academic units.

    3) Policy development: Examine and develop social welfare and family policies through research findings.

      Service Promotion

    1) Education and training of professionals: Undertake related education training projects from the government to promote professional knowledge and skills for practitioners.

    2) Developing community resources: Cooperate with NPOs to develop and integrate community service resources, increase service quality, and service efficiency.

    3) R&D: Research and develop programs for family services, and promote it within the community.

    4) Policy Advocacy: Promote related policies and research results, formulate and revise related family policies.

International Cooperation

1) Proceed international academic exchange and interaction: Invite international scholars, hold international related seminars, and promote interdisciplinary interaction.

    2) Build international cooperation channels: Sign long-term cooperative agreements through the connection of international academic organizations to construct stable communication and cooperative channels.

    3) Develop cross-border research cooperation: Connect countries from different areas to proceed on social welfare services and family related research together to enhance local and international research experiences.