At a time of national change, Erikson Institute continues to embrace the ideals of inclusion, fairness, and social justice.
A message from Geoffrey Nagle, President and CEO
Class of 2017: Prepared to be leaders in the field
At our commencement ceremony, speakers encouraged graduates to rise to the challenges presented in ‘times of uncertainty.’
Erikson launches new executive fellowship program with the McCormick Foundation
Political, civic, and judicial leaders will gain a deeper understanding of the long-term benefits of supporting early child development. First class of 22 fellows to begin in August.
Meet the 2017 McCormick Executive Fellows
Linda Gilkerson receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Gilkerson honored for ‘unflagging commitment’ to improving the lives of Illinois’ vulnerable children. More
Erikson launches two new MSW concentrations
Social work students can now gain specialized knowledge in children’s law and policy and infant/early childhood mental health. More
Students, alumni, and faculty share their thoughts on what makes the Erikson Institute experience unique and how it can prepare you for a career working to improve the lives of children, families, and communities.
Mindfulness in the early grades
How can schools buffer toxic stress for young children?
Watch our video and learn more about our groundbreaking research
Because Nothing Matters More Than A Child’s Early Years
Erikson set her on a path to change child- and family-focused systems
Alumna Bilge Cerezci, Ph.D.
Her approach to research: Represent the underrepresented
Professor Tonya Bibbs, M.S.W., Ph.D.
At Erikson, he developed a sense of himself to help him serve others
Alumnus Joshua Abrahams, M.S. ‘11
Our Place in History
Leading with knowledge since 1966
Throughout the many social, political, and cultural changes of the last 50 years, our focus on the importance of a child’s early years has been unwavering. Our pioneering spirit continues to distinguish our work as leaders in the conversation about how to positively impact the lives of young children.