The mission of ASU’s Center for Child Well-Being is to advance child and family well-being. We believe society can collectively overcome challenges and make a difference by ensuring the health and well-being of its children. Drawing upon the expertise of faculty from across ASU's research enterprise, we work to increase resilience among families and to build safer and more vibrant communities for young people.


Promoting Student Well-Being: Free educational modules

Created in partnership with ASU's Sanford Inspire Program, Drs. Judy Krysik and Elizabeth Anthony of ASU's Center for Child Well-Being and School of Social work developed 4 free online educational modules to develop teachers' knowledge of topics related to child welfare and students' broader social context.

  • Identifying Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Students
  • Supporting Trauma-Exposed Students

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Reducing state and local costs through Title IV-E partnership

ASU's Center for Child Well-Being provides technical assistance in the assessment of training programs for Title IV-E eligibility, as well as education on opportunities to reduce state and local costs through Title IV-E partnership opportunities.

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Center for Child Well-Being: Annual Report 2015-16

The Center for Child Well-Being's first annual report highlights achievements in Training & Technical Assistance, Research & Evaluation, and Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships through June 30, 2016.


Response to Youth Trafficking

Judy Krysik led development of a report recently released by The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family together with the Arizona Human Trafficking Council. Arizona Guidelines for Developing a Regional Response to Youth Sex Trafficking is a statewide model that serves as a roadmap for best practices.  


ASU's Center for Child Well-Being joins the Network Partnership Program of the Children's Wellbeing Initiative. The Initiative, supported by Ashoka Changemakers and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, brings together organizations and individuals who believe that solutions are needed that bridge sectors and communities; and who will contribute to a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative network. Find out more about the initiative here.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children, Youth and Families awarded the funding to Dominique Roe-Sepowitz (right) and Judy Krysik (left). Both are professors and researchers in the School of Social Work, part of the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University. The project will be a collaborative effort involving the ASU Office for Sex Trafficking Research Intervention, the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy and the Arizona Department of Child Safety. 

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4 Fantastic Family-Friendly Games for Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s great to have downtime activities at-hand to keep the little ones entertained.  We’ve compiled four hilarious Thanksgiving games that can be fun for them and whole family to enjoy!


Game #1:  Feather Float

Supplies Needed: feathers

How to play: Each player will take a fake feather, the players must blow the feather in the air, the player who keeps it floating for the longest wins!


Man Blowing feather in air


Game #2: Shake Your Tail Feathers

Supplies Needed:  Feathers, Tissue Box, Rope/String

How to play:  place the feathers inside the empty tissue box, tape a piece of string to each end of the box, and place the box around each players waist.  Each player will need to "Shake their tail feather" in order to empty the feathers from their box!  The winner is the first one to empty their box.

This is a great game for the kids to play to shake off some of that unspent energy!

This fall, the ASU Center for Child Well-Being in collaboration with the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is hosting Working Assumptions' installation entitled Showing (work x family), a six-screen photography exhibition that debuts August 22 and will remain on the downtown campus throughout the fall semester.
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