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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Aug 2015
The CFRC Newsletter for August 2015
In this issue: Updates on B.H. and CERAP reports, a look at our website’s new Outcome Charts tool, new features including “What We’re Reading” and “Comings and Goings,” and much more!

Jul 2015
New Data Chart Tool Launched
A new tool for viewing data has just been launched on the CFRC website. The “Outcome Charts” tool—accessible within the website’s Data Center here—features a subset of our child welfare outcome indicators,…

Jul 2015 / Presentation 
DNA, Biological Evidence, Injuries and Arrests for Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims with Acute Medical Examinations
This presentation compares child, adolescent and adult cases receiving forensic medical examinations following sexual assault. Data come from a National Institute of Justice-funded study of 563 medical examinations conducted across Massachusetts…

May 2015
Inaugural CQI Conference Coming in November
Join us in Urbana on November 6th, 2015 for our inaugural CQI Conference. To submit a presentation, or just to learn more about the conference, click through to the conference website.