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Clinical Practitioner Programs

Learn how Erikson Institute’s clinicians partner with case workers, clinicians and agencies to help children and families.

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Overview of Professional Clinical Programs

Helping Professionals and Families Care for the Whole Child

Find out how we serve children, families, and professional organizations.

We consult with and support case workers, offer referral resources, and provide professional development and training on early childhood issues to child welfare professionals.

By partnering with organizations like the Illinois DCFS and DCSS, we strive to help child advocates better understand and serve the complex needs of children.

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Our DCFS collaborative project serves children, most of whom are younger than 5, that are involved with the child-welfare system.

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Our staff helps Chicago Early Education Centers with Early Head Start programs in staff training and connects families to important support and services.

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Improve your skills with our evidence-based training program or customized training to better support families and children.

Katya Nuques
Executive Director of Enlace Chicago
“ Our partnership with the Center for Children and Families is helping meet a pressing need in our community, where many families don’t otherwise have access to high-quality mental health services for young children. ”

Child Development Research

Connecting Knowledge to Service with our Professional Programs

Erikson Institute’s rich research, education, and clinical expertise helps us deliver an unprecedented range of services to children and families.

With a focus on continuous learning and evolution, a curiosity to leverage the latest neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental research, and a commitment to the care of children and their families, our clinicians help assess, diagnose, and treat the whole child and their family.

Learn more about our Research

Center for Children and Families
“ Our therapist, besides being a consummate professional — timely, knowledgeable, proactive, responsive, earnest, hard-working, and learned — she has and does something even more valuable: She cares. Our child surely feels her dedication, even love. ”

DCFS Clinical Assessments

Help DCFS-Involved Children Reach Their Full Potential

With an understanding of child development, our clinicians and mental health specialists help you understand what supports a child needs to best reach their full potential.

Our clinical assessments, conducted by trained specialists, identify ways to strengthen families and help children thrive.

Learn more about our DCFS Clinical Assessments

Professional Program Resources

Learn How Erikson is Supporting Our Communities

Explore our resources to see how our research influences programs and services that service children and families.

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