Lynn Steiner

Senior Policy Analyst

Lynn Steiner is a Senior Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall. Steiner provides training and technical assistance on the TCOM (Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management) Tools with a focus on the Illinois Childhood Severity of Psychiatric Illness (IM-CSPI) and Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (IM-CANS) implementation. She also provides support for training and testing on other versions of the TCOM tools to other CANS-related projects.

Prior to joining Chapin Hall, she worked for Northwestern University (NU) in various roles. She provided CSPI training and certification for human service providers in the SASS program (statewide child mental health crisis program); program reports and help desk support for a website used by providers to enter assessments; and project oversight for Department of Children and Family Services-related project evaluations, including reports on the needs and strengths of DCFS children, oversight of data entry operations, and program administration. Steiner was a panel member on NU’s Institutional Review Board responsible for reviewing submitted research projects to protect the rights of human subjects. She served six years on NU’s staff advisory council–two of them as chair–a group tasked with serving University staff members by collaborating with University administration to improve the University experience. Before receiving her MSW, Steiner worked with adults with severe mental illness in a group home setting. She has also volunteered with the National Runaway Safeline offering assistance to at-risk youth and with Inspiration Corporation helping formerly homeless adults with job search skills.

Steiner has a Master of Social Work from Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s in Psychology from Brandeis University. She is a certified CSPI trainer and a certified CANS assessor.

Master of Social Work, Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Brandeis University

Steiner, L. S. (2012, September). Let’s focus on the positive!: Strengths-based treatment planning in Illinois using the DCFS CANS. Presentation at the 8th annual CANS Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Steiner, L. S. (2009, September). Child mental health: Improving access and outcomes. Presentation at the NASW Illinois Statewide Conference, Chicago, IL.

Skogan, W. G., & Steiner, L. (2004). Crime, disorder and decay in Chicago’s Latino community. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 2(1-2), 7-26.