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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Oct 2020 / Research Brief    

How Frequently Do Young Children in DCFS Care Receive Early Childhood Education? Findings from the 2017 Illinois Child Well-Being Study

Considerable research has shown that early childhood education can contribute to children’s school readiness and later academic achievement and well-being. Early childhood education is particularly…

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Oct 2020 / Report    

Racial Disproportionality in the Illinois Child Welfare System

Child welfare systems across the nation share the concern that children from some racial minority groups may be disproportionately represented in the child welfare system compared to their…

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Oct 2020 / News Release    

The CFRC Newsletter for October 2020

In this issue: A “Spotlight on Practice” focusing on changes to Simulation Training Evaluations, an announcement about the 14th Annual Brieland Visiting Scholar Lecture, our recent publications…

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