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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May 2016
CFRC's Ted Cross Presents at Military Sexual Assault Prevention Summit
CFRC Senior Research Professor Ted Cross was invited to present his research at the First Responders Summit held April 14-15 by the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office at historic Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu,…

May 2016
The CFRC Newsletter for May 2016
In this issue: Child well-being data collection, an interview with Dr. Judith Havlicek about Illlinois’ Youth Advisory Boards, a heads-up on the second CQI Conference, our “What We’re Reading” feature, and much more!

May 2016 / Research Brief 
Understanding Child Death Review in Illinois
This research brief, the first in a series that highlights the important work of the Illinois Child Death Review Teams (CDRTs), provides an introduction to child death review in Illinois. The brief discusses the circumstances in which the CDRTs will …

May 2016 / Research Brief 
Examining Child Deaths in Illinois:Highlights from the Child Death Review Team Annual Report
This research brief, the second in a series that highlights the important work of the Illinois Child Death Review Teams (CDRTs), highlights key findings from the most recent CDRT annual report, which is written by the CFRC. It presents summary…