IAR Associates and the Institute of Applied Research are independent research and consulting organizations with offices in St. Louis, Missouri. IAR was founded in 1978. IARA was founded in 2008. Together these organizations have provided research and technical assistance services to state governments and agencies and other public service and community organizations. Areas of special expertise include child welfare and child protection, child care, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, welfare and welfare reform, poverty, employment and training,drug courts and issues affecting women and minorities.

Books, Papers and Reports:

This subdirectory contains various papers, powerpoint presentations and reports of projects. All papers and reports are available in PDF format for download.

New: A recently published book is Children Need Money: How Financial Aid to Families Helps Children by L. Anthony Loman and Gary L. Siegel. Further information and links to the publication can be found by clicking on the above link (Books, Papers and Reports).

Instruments and Methods:

This subdirectory contains certain instruments and discussions of methods that are freely available to researchers.

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