Collaborations & Partnerships
Meeting the complex needs of children and youth, their families and communities, requires solid partnerships, sound information, rigorous analyses, and genuine innovation. Chapin Hall has developed lasting partnerships with a number of experts, agencies, public and private partners, organizations and Universities. Our partnerships and collaborations are strengthened by the wide range of academic disciplines and professional experience of our research staff. This range brings different perspectives to bear on difficult problems. The result is usable information that strengthens policies and programs.
- Center for State Child Welfare Data
- City of Chicago Data Dictionary
- Early Childhood Programs Supply and Demand
- Joint Research Fund
- Universal Supports to New Parents Learning Collaborative
- University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium
- Young Children in Chicago
Center for State Child Welfare Data
The Center for State Child Welfare Data, a joint venture of Chapin Hall, the American Public Human Services Association, and other policy research centers, is a national network of child welfare agencies. Through its research and technical assistance programs, Center staff generate mission-critical knowledge for the field and help child welfare agencies across the U.S. use data to inform policy and practice decisions designed to improve outcomes for children and families.
City of Chicago Data Dictionary
The City of Chicago, in partnership with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, has launched the City of Chicago Data Dictionary. This website serves as a single comprehensive database catalog for the City of Chicago and City of Chicago sister agencies. It is a resource for anyone interested in understanding what data is held by City agencies and departments, how and if it may be accessed, and in what formats they exist.
Early Childhood Programs Supply and Demand
The Early Childhood Programs Supply and Demand website offers data on the supply and demand of early child care and education programs in Chicago, including community area profiles. The site is a partnership between Chapin Hall and the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services.
Joint Research Fund
In 2013, The University of Chicago and Chapin Hall Center for Children at The University of Chicago created a $200,000 Joint Research Fund aimed at promoting empirical research partnerships across the institutions which investigate issues that promote the well-being of society’s most vulnerable children and, in the long run, lead to innovative new directions in policy and practices impacting this population.
Universal Supports to New Parents Learning Collaborative
The Universal Supports to New Parents Learning Collaborative is a Chapin Hall partnership with First 5 LA, the Durham Connects Initiative in Durham County North Carolina and First Steps Kent County Michigan to support the development and improvement of universal assessments and services for all new parents. Through a series of public webinars, small group discussions and periodic meetings, the UNPLC provides a forum for policymakers and program developers to interact around issues of best practices, evaluation methods and sustainability plans. Initial funding for the UNPLC was provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Duke Endowment.
University-Based Child & Family Policy Consortium
Chapin Hall is a member of the University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium, which aims to foster scientific collaboration, cross-disciplinary training, and effective translation between research, practice, and policy. Members include centers and programs that represent the social, behavioral and health sciences fields.
Young Children in Chicago
The YCIC website offers data on the conditions of children ages 0-5 in Chicago communities and serves as a planning tool for community organizations, churches, businesses, schools, foundations, as well as city and state officials trying to address the needs of children in Chicago. The site is a partnership between Chapin Hall and the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services and includes data from a wide range of government sources.