Butler Institute for Families

The Butler Institute for Families at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work collaboratively partners with organizations that serve children, youth, families, individuals and communities. Through research, evaluation, organizational improvement efforts, trainings, coaching and dissemination of information, we work to improve systems and programs in:

We help organizations build sustainable programs that center justice, equity, diversity and inclusion to support families and develop thriving communities.  

Organizations across the country look to us to help them achieve their organizational goals, train their workforce and evaluate their programs.

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  • Our Mission

    Our mission is to strengthen child-, youth-, family- and community-serving systems with evaluation, capacity-building, and applied research.

  • Our Vision

    Our vision is to create equitable, effective and innovative systems in which children, youth, families and communities thrive.

  • Our Values

    We embed our values in all our work:

    • Collaboration—Engage and partner to achieve the best possible outcomes
    • Excellence—Deliver service and products of the highest quality
    • Integrity—Meet the highest standard of honesty and accountability
    • Innovation—Lead and initiate new ideas, thinking and action by continually asking what’s possible and how we can best achieve it
    • Equity—Expect and embrace diversity and inclusion, and do everything with an equity lens in mind to improve outcomes for all

As a leader in research, evaluation, training and technical assistance, Butler has worked with programs, agencies, communities and organizations across the country to improve outcomes.

How Can We Partner With You?

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Organizational Supports

  • Comprehensive Organizational Assessments
  • Strategic Plans
  • Change Management
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Customized Training Pathways
  • Coaching Services
Organizational Supports

Individual Supports

  • Developmental Coaching
  • Leadership Training
  • 360 Assessment
  • Intercultural Development Inventory
Individual Supports
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Communication and Dissemination Services

  • Reports
  • Videos
  • eLearnings
  • Podcasts
  • Infographics
Creative Services

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