Community Capacity Resources

Chapin Hall produces resources to support communities’ efforts to improve child and family well-being. These resources include recorded webinars and panel discussions, tool kits, and data management tools.

Building a Multi-System Trauma-Informed Collaborative: A guide for adopting a cross-system, trauma-informed approach among child-serving agencies and their partners

This thorough, 79-page guide offers a framework and process for forming a trauma-informed collaborative among organizations within a specific jurisdiction. It is informed by preliminary lessons learned from the Multi-System Trauma-Informed Care work, along with guidance from the fields of trauma-informed care, systems change, and implementation science.

Chicago Needs Assessment Tool

This tool, sponsored by the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, provides census information on children, families and their communities in discrete areas of Chicago. The tool was developed to help early childhood program providers identify community needs in their service areas.

Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center GitHub Page

This repository includes resources for program administrators and researchers looking for data for family self-sufficiency research. It includes tutorials on Python, R and on using GitHub online.

Code Resources for Compiling ACS data

The American Community Survey (ACS) is one of the best sources of data and children, families and their communities. This site provides tools to allow for better use of this data base, including a broad range of programming scripts to allow for downloading, extraction and selection of data.

At Scale Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions: policy, practice and evaluation perspectives

A 90-minute panel presentation featuring Bryan Samuels, executive director of Chapin Hall; Patti Chamberlain, research scientist at Oregon Social Learning Center; Fred Wulczyn, senior research fellow at Chapin Hall. This panel is moderated by Chapin Hall Policy Fellow Clare Anderson.

Collaborative Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Chapin Hall child and family policy forum

A 90-minute panel presentation featuring Jaime Dircksen, deputy commissioner, Chicago Dept. of Public Health; Karen A. Scott, MD, founder and medical director of the Young Women’s Health Initiative; Roger Shannon, program manager of Peer Advocates for Health; Roopa Seshadri, former senior researcher at Chapin Hall.

Measuring Child Well-being at the Neighborhood Level

A 90-minute panel presentation featuring Matt Stagner, former executive director of Chapin Hall, Robert Goerge, Chapin Hall senior research fellow, Alaina Harkness, program officer at the MacArthur Foundation.