Helping the state’s most vulnerable children

Our Early Childhood Project, a collaboration with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), serves children, most of whom are younger than 5 and have become involved with the child-welfare system because of abuse and neglect.

Our developmental specialists, who focus on interrupting patterns of abuse, are experts in understanding the needs of young children who have experienced significant trauma, and they also support DCFS in making crucial decisions that affect the lives of young children and their families.