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 2016
The CFRC Newsletter for August 2016
In this issue: Notes from a recent DCFS town hall in Springfield, an “Inside the CFRC” feature on the 4th annual LGBTQ Research Symposium, updates on our Differential Response and Title IV-E waiver evaluations, and much more!

Jun 2016 / Research Brief 
What Happens When a Child is Reported to Child Protective Services?
All 50 states have systems for reporting suspected abuse and neglect to child protective services (CPS), and reports are made on thousands of children every year. Outcomes of reporting vary widely, ranging from screening out with no further action…

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!