Helping grow the relationships needed to facilitate children’s ability to reach their fullest potential.
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Overview of Community Services
Together, we assess children and create a plan to best serve their needs.
We provide research and evidence-based programs and services to children, families, and partner advocates throughout Chicagoland at our Center for Children and Families (CCF). Backed by our expert clinicians, we build the relationships to help children and families heal.
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Early interventions give children a guided path toward a better future.
Find positive ways to support your child’s lasting growth. Our research-based community services to assess, diagnose, and support the needs of children and their families.
Connect with our experts as we train professionals, and provide referrals, consultations, and other resources for families, including those involved with city and state programs like DCFS.
The Center for Children and Families
At the Center for Children and Families, our experienced specialists help families understand the complex needs of children. With a focus on prenatal to age 8, our programs are designed to support the whole child — and the whole family — in achieving long-term wellness.
Professional Programs and Trainings
Helping children who are at risk of not receiving services.
We work with city and state agencies to understand the needs of our communities. By supporting children and families involved in city and state systems, we strive to empower all to reach their fullest potential.
Our DCFS collaborative project serves children, most of whom are younger than 5, that are involved with the child-welfare system.
Our staff helps Early Head Start programs with support, training and consultation around child development and inclusion in early childhood education settings.
Improve your skills with our evidence-based training program or customized training to better support families and children.
Find the services you need to support a child at Erikson Institute. Reach out to connect with our Community Services staff and get the answers you need.
Child Development Assessments
With an understanding of child development, our clinicians and mental health specialists help professionals understand what supports a child needs to best reach their full potential.
Learn more about our DCFS clinical assessments, conducted by trained specialists, that identify ways to strengthen families and help children thrive.