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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Nov 2015
Center's Michael Braun Featured on University of Illinois Blog
The University’s “A Minute With” interview focuses On Mr. Braun’s research into lie detection. You can read the article at the link below.

Nov 2015
The CFRC Newsletter for November 2015
In this issue: An “Inside the CFRC” article on the writing of Research Briefs, conference and presentation updates, a new batch of reccommended readings, and other news on Center activities and projects.

Sep 2015 / Presentation 
When the Victim Is a Child: 30 Years of Progress for Child Victims in the Criminal Justice System
Prosecution of child abuse often depends on the ability of children to testify in court, but this places enormous demands on children and risks exacerbating the effects of the abuse. This presentation provides an overview of research and legal and…

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!