ERIC Number: ED421227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Chapin Hall Center for Children.
Chicago Univ., IL. Chapin Hall Center for Children.
This document consists of two separate publications: (1) "The Power of Knowing", a brief 12-page description of the Chapin Hall Center for Children, and (2) "Projects and Publications", a 67-page list of the center's projects and publications as of Autumn 1997. "The Power of Knowing" describes the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago as a research and development center focusing on policies, practices, and programs affecting children and families and communities in which they live. Starting from the position that society has a responsibility to children and that attending to children's needs serves the interests of the larger society as well, the Center conducts research on social programs for children and how to improve these programs. While the Center focuses on the needs of children at-risk for poverty, abuse and neglect, mental and physical illness, and other problems, the needs of all children are considered. "Projects and Publications" provides an annotated listing of projects and publications of the Chapin Hall Center for Children. It begins with a brief overview of the issues and Chapin Hall research in each area. Then it describes research projects and publications in six ares: (1) children's services, including child welfare, the juvenile court, and children's health and well-being; (2) primary supports for child and youth development, concerning the resources in communities that enhance the development and well-being of all children, including parks, community centers, arts programs, and sports leagues; (3) community building, focusing on the development, documentation, and evaluation of community-building in intiatives design to make communities more supportive of children and families, as well as on specific issues in community building, such as governance; (4) schools' connections with children's services, primary supports, and communities, examining the range of institutions that foster children's learning and development, including schools, families, businesses, services, communities, and the relationships among them; (5) international projects involving children's policy issues, researchers, and research centers in other countries; and (6) special projects and consultations, covering a range of projects undertaken in collaboration or consultation with other organizations. At the end of each section is a list of projects completed more than 3 years ago. Project contact information is included in each descriptions. (KB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Family Programs, Higher Education, Policy Analysis, Public Policy, Research and Development, Research and Development Centers, Social Science Research
Chapin Hall Center for Children, 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637; phone: 773-753-5900; fax: 773-753-5940; World Wide Web: www.chapin.uchicago.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Chapin Hall Center for Children.