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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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…

May 2014 / Presentation 
Examining Outcomes of Differential Response: Results from Three Randomized Controlled Trials in Colorado, Illinois, and Ohio
Jurisdictions across the country have adopted dual-track systems and there has been increasing focus on building the evidence base around this innovative approach to CPS services. In 2009, Colorado, Illinois and Ohio were selected by the National…

Feb 2014
CFRC is Looking for a Research Specialist/Senior Research Specialist
The CFRC is seeking applications for a Research Specialist/Senior Research Specialist.

Feb 2014
The CFRC Newsletter for February 2014
In this issue: "CFRC Releases Differential Response Final Evaluation Report," "FY2013 B.H. Monitoring Report Now Available," "2nd Annual LGBT Research Symposium: Call for Papers and Presentations," and "LGBTQ Youth Ages 14 - 18 Sought for…