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Residential Simulation Lab
The new Lab is associated with the Child Advocacy Studies program (CAST) in the Public Administration Department at UIS. The facility is used as a tool for hands-on training in effective intervention techniques in child abuse and neglect scenarios for both professionals and students. For more information see the Chancellor’s Column on the new Residential Simulation Lab. The Simulation Lab was dedicated on April 25, 2016. UIS MPA grad Brittany Hilderbrand has authored a story on the Lab and its dedication for the Illinois Times. Dr. Betsy Goulet is the lead faculty member both for CAST and for the Child Protection Academy housed under the University’s Center for State Policy and Leadership. The Academy partners with the Department of Children and Family Services to help train investigators utilizing the new Residential Simulation Lab. The Academy is in its 5th contract year with DCFS and has trained 566 new child protection investigators.
University of Illinois at Springfield Public Administration faculty are involved in a variety of important research areas such as budgeting, children’s rights, educational policy, environmental justice, land use and planning, and network administration.
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