Partnerships and innovation linked to improved engagement for caregivers of teens Research from University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Juvenile Justice shows that youth living in families with healthy functioning patterns were less likely to be involved in violence, even when exposed to high levels of violence in their neighborhoods.  So far this year,… Read More

No longer easily dismissed as a fad, social media now saturates much of our lives and particularly the lives of our youth.  According to a 2015 report from the Pew Research Center, 92% of youth access the internet daily and almost a quarter of them admit to being “constantly online.”  While the negative impact of all… Read More

Building strong families is intrinsic to Get IN Chicago’s mission of keeping acutely high-risk youth safe, which is why parent leadership is a key component of our funding and measurement work. Along with Family Focus and Metropolitan Family Services, Youth Guidance is one of Get IN Chicago’s three parent leadership grant recipients. With hundreds of parents… Read More