Research at Erikson

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.