The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) brings the University of Minnesota together with county, tribal, state and community social services in a partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and families involved with public and tribal child welfare.
The perceptual guidance of action and the use of movement to obtain perceptual information are two central aspects of behavior. The Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory (APAL) is a leader in quantitative research on relations between perception and action. Our focus is on the integration of perception and action in the context of affordances.
CAREI facilitates the connections between organizations and groups serving the needs of children and families: schools, community agencies and groups, state and federal agencies and the College of Education and Human Development.
The Center for Clinical Movement Science is an interdisciplinary organization at the University of Minnesota focusing on problems affecting the human motor system. Its faculty offer perspectives from the fields of engineering, kinesiology, the neurological, rehabilitation and clinical sciences.
The College Readiness Consortium leverages the resources of the University to increase the number and diversity of Minnesota students who graduate from high school with the knowledge, skills, and habits for success in college and other forms of postsecondary education. Toward that end, the consortium coordinates the following initiatives:
Through collaborative research, training, and information sharing, the Institute on Community Integration improves policies and practices to ensure that all children, youth, and adults with disabilities are valued by, and contribute to, their communities of choice.
The Research and Training Center (RTC) on Community Living provides research, evaluation, training, technical assistance and dissemination to support the aspirations of persons with developmental disabilities to live full, productive and integrated lives in their communities.
The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC)focuses on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment, and community violence.
Reflecting a strong national interest in early childhood education, the University's College of Education and Human Development established an interdepartmental Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) which began operation in 1973. CEED's mission is to improve developmental outcomes for children through applied research, training, and outreach.
The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) provides national leadership in designing and building educational assessments and accountability systems that appropriately monitor educational results for all students, including students with disabilities and English Language Learners. Since its establishment in 1990, NCEO has been: