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Children and Family Research Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Children and Family Research Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 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. Although this is primarily a research institution, it is in support of the 6 Protective Factors outlined within Strengthening Families Illinois. They will collaborate with Strengthening Families Illinois to support grant writing efforts with an evaluation component. CFRC Director Tamara Fuller has served on the Policy, Research and Evaluation workgroup of SFI and developed the evaluation instrument used for parent cafes.


It is their belief that as preventive services become more and more scarce in Illinois, Strengthening Families will become more and more important to vulnerable families. It will be important to reach as many families as possible.


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Tamara Fuller, Ph. D., Director
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