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.
Obesity Found to Be Higher in Preschoolers Suspected of Being Maltreated
Obesity rates among preschoolers who have been investigated by child protective services for alleged maltreatment are nearly three times as high as children in the general population, a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests.
The CFRC Newsletter for June 2013
In this issue: "New CFRC Study Examines Families with Chronic Maltreatment," "Collecting Forensic Evidence in Child Sexual Abuse Cases," and "Post-Reunification Services to Prevent Re-entry into Substitute Care."
Study Examines Risk Factors in Recurrent Child Abuse, Neglect
The shorter the intervals between previous reports of child abuse/neglect, the greater the likelihood that the children will experience another incident within five years, suggests a new study co-written by School of Social Work researchers, from…
Negative Public Images Hamper Child Welfare Investigators
Child welfare agencies struggling to increase parent engagement and counter negative stereotypes might consider enhancing social workers? communication skills and creating public service announcements, suggests a new study by Jill C. Schreiber,…