NORC and Get IN Chicago research includes insights from 637 acutely high-risk youth Chicago, IL – March 16, 2018 –  A recent report on youth at high risk of violence revealed that teens see their families as strong supports but also have ongoing needs for mental health and trauma services.  The findings, part of a… Read More

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

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

by Emily Orenstein, University of Chicago Institute of Politics Intern   Young people are more likely to succeed when they have their families behind them. In particular, teenagers whose parents are involved in their lives are less likely to engage in risky behaviors and more likely to see improvements in emotional health. Get IN Chicago… Read More

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 a victim him/herself. To date, Get IN… Read More

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

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

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

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