Annual symposium highlights Erikson research

For the third year in a row, members of the Erikson Institute community gathered to learn about one another’s work during our annual research poster symposium.

Organized by Erikson’s Herr Research Center and Doctoral Student Association, the symposium is an opportunity for faculty, staff, students, and alumni to find out what their peers are working on and potentially identify opportunities for collaboration in the future.

The event featured representatives of 13 of Erikson’s research and community-based initiatives, including projects looking at quality in home visiting programs, the effectiveness of mindfulness interventions in Chicago Public Schools classrooms, and the needs of young children involved in Illinois’ child welfare system.

“We’re really tapping into the resources we have at Erikson to garner ideas and support from the wonderful projects we have available so we can start building partnerships in more areas of the state,” said Jaclyn Vasquez, associate director of Erikson’s Early Development Instrument pilot program, who was presenting data from her project at the symposium.

“We can always benefit from opportunities at Erikson to learn from one another,” said researcher Juliet Bromer, PhD, who was presenting a poster about her research on home-based child care. “There is great value in having events where we can talk about ideas and projects.”

Watch the videos below to learn more about some of the research taking place at Erikson.

Increasing Reflective Capacity and Reducing Burnout in Home Visitors
Tori Graham, Fussy Baby Network

National Study of Family Child Care Networks: Phase I Study Overview
Juliet Bromer, PhD

Breaking Assumptions: Preliminary Results from Year One of the Illinois Early Development Instrument Pilot
Jaclyn Vasquez and Mark Nagasawa, PhD