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How Family Programs Can Reduce Youth Violence Dynamics inside the home set the stage for how children interact, live, and grow outside of it – including their involvement in violence.  Witnessing violent confrontations or experiencing harsh discipline at home can increase a child’s lifetime likelihood of adverse mental health effects, low school achievement, and becoming… Read More


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Get IN Chicago’s parent leadership summit is full and now closed for registration, but you can stay engaged in the discussion on social media with the #GICSummit hashtag.  We look forward to sharing information gleaned in the days after the event! Parental INvolvement: A Get IN Chicago Summit Wednesday, October 12th 3:00-6:00pm Which strategies hold the most… Read More


Strengthening families is a cornerstone strategy to reducing youth violence. Get IN Chicago partners with parent leadership programs to provide primary caregivers with the tools they need to increase family communication and create supportive environments for youth at highest risk of violence. Which strategies hold the most promise for parents of acutely high-risk youth, and… Read More


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Last November, we announced renewal funding for our parent leadership programs with Family Focus, Metropolitan Family Services, and Youth Guidance.  This funding supported a second year of service for  evidence-based parenting programs (B-PROUD and Parenting Fundamentals).  Both programs use effective approaches to improve skills for parents of high-risk youth in Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale,… Read More


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It’s Friday!  How about some good news? As an organization committed to discovering the most effective ways to reduce violence, Get IN Chicago dedicates a great deal of time to measurement. Getting results and analyzing data can be a slow process, but in the meantime, our grant recipients are seeing promising changes on the ground. Family Focus Grant Recipient – Parent Leadership “Our North… Read More


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As an organization dedicated to rigorous evaluation and measurement, Get IN Chicago spends a great deal of time tracking long-term outcomes of our groups, schools, and neighborhoods.  We devise strategies to help our grantees reach greater numbers each year and look for trends showing large-scale impact.  We are committed to determining what works. But we also know that while… Read More


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Strengthening families is a cornerstone strategy to reducing youth violence and making communities safer. Adolescents are less likely to engage in risky behavior when their parents are involved in their lives.  Research shows that emotional health improves, substance abuse drops, and academic achievement and attendance increase when children have engaged parents.   Our work with… Read More


Get IN Chicago is awarding more than $2 million for initiatives aimed at reducing youth violence.  Funding will support expanded parent leadership and mentoring services, new programs workforce development programs, and better services for youth involved in Cook County probation. This brings GIC awarded grants to $9.8 million so far in 2015 and keeps the… Read More