Our research generates new knowledge, invigorates our academic courses, and improves life for children and families in Chicago and throughout the nation.
The work we do falls into two categories:
- Applied research — studies that respond directly to the needs of young children and the people who serve them — is an Erikson hallmark. We focus on what works and how and on models that can be replicated.
- Community initiatives with children and families or the professionals who work with them are also a key element of our work. We partner with schools, social service agencies, hospitals, and more.