Our Founder

Sakara Wages

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  Primary research areas:

  • Black Women, Children, and Family Welfare

  • Social Work Education 

  • Critical Theory & Methodologies

Current Projects

(Working Titles)

  1. Boyd, R., Wages, S., Slack, K., Strategies for Assessing Family Strengths in Efforts to Predict Future CPS Involvement: A Focus on the Strengths of Black Families

  2. Wages, S., Slack, K., Berger, L., "What do you like about being a parent?” A Qualitative Analysis of CPS Deflected Families

  3. Lee, H. Berger, L., Slack, K., Wages, S. “Chronic Neglect”: A Distinct Form of Neglect or Differences in Family Surveillance?

  4. Berger, L., Slack, K., Lee, H., Wages, S. Child Maltreatment and Parental Well-Being Outcomes in an Experimental Economic Support Intervention 


UW-Platteville alumna pursues graduate degrees, creates scholarship program for black women

Making Space: White People Give Up Seats to Angela Davis Lecture so Black People Can Attend


VIDEO: UW-P graduate looks to the future

Chancellor's Board of Regents Presentation: Samuel Crawford, Sakara Wages, Sarah Willie

UW-P graduate promises to 'be the change that we need to see'

Students and faculty present research in Chicago

Wages hopes to improve the quality of life for those who are vulnerable by helping improve social welfare policy.

Racist hate mail targets Platteville Church.

First Platteville community dialogue focuses on policing

Black Platteville Community hosting its inaugural Juneteenth Celebration tonight