The Children and Family Research Center

The Children and Family Research Center, located in Urbana, Illinois, is an independent research organization created jointly in 1996 at the School of Social Work by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The goal of the Center is to identify research needs and support research that is policy and practice relevant and encourage and facilitate public child welfare research activities through collaborative relationships.

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Oct 2014 / Presentation 
Meta-Analysis of Substance Abuse Treatment Intervention on Child Welfare Outcomes
Substance abuse has been a serious problem among families involved in child welfare systems. Much effort has been devoted to improve caregivers' engagement and retention in substance abuse treatment programs for better child welfare outcomes, but…

Oct 2014
CPS Investigators Sought for Comparative Study
Illinois Child Protective Service investigators are invited to participate in a comparative study of CPS processes and decision-making in US and Korea.

Jul 2014 / Presentation 
What Will Happen to This Child If I Report?: Outcomes of Reporting Child Maltreatment
Individuals considering reporting child maltreatment to protective services would naturally consider what would result from the report for the child and family. This could affect both their opinion about the value of reporting and their decision to…

Jul 2014 / Presentation 
Differential Response
Presented at the 16th annual child welfare waiver demonstration project meeting in July 2014, this presentation highlights the status of Differential Response (DR) implementation in the U.S.; summarizes the results of the "first generation" of DR…