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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Feb 2017 / In the News

The CFRC Newsletter for February 2017

In this issue: The long and the short of the newly-released B.H. Report, a talk with Dr. Braun about CFRC's Adverse Childhood Experiences brownbag, and much more!
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Jan 2017 / Report

Conditions of Children in or at Risk of Foster Care in Illinois: 2015 Monitoring Report of the B.H. Consent Decree

This annual report provides information on the performance of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services with regard to the outcomes for children who are in or at risk of substitute care. This monitoring report, required as part of the…
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Jan 2017 / Research Brief

Five Findings from the 2015 B.H. Monitoring Report

This research brief describes highlights from the most recent monitoring report of the B.H. Consent Decree. Highlights include details on the use of emergency shelters, a look at the increase in maltreatment of children in care, and a comparison of…
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