First-year Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) students were at CitySquare in October to launch their year-long research project. ACU’s MSSW program (CSWE accredited) is distinguished as an evidence based practice curriculum integrating faith in practice. This means that ACU MSSW students are engaged in hands-on research that identifies the best practices in the field.
This year ACU MSSW students will be evaluating the effectiveness of the Efforts To Outcomes (ETO) database in showing the success/progression of neighbors in the case management program. The second priority, which follows closely and is potentially intertwined, is analyzing the existing data entered into the ETO system to see how case management has helped neighbors in the Community Resources program.
The research will be instrumental in helping CitySquare ensure the effectiveness of their Neighbor Support Services.