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Children's Research Triangle (CRT) is dedicated to the healthy development of children and their families.  CRT provides services in a friendly, personalized, family-centered atmosphere in downtown Chicago.  We also work in the community with our partners, including schools and social service agencies.  We help children who have a variety of challenges including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), developmental delays, school difficulties, behavioral and emotional concerns, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, prenatal drug exposure, and a history of childhood stress and trauma.  With the support and generosity of our donors and partners, we are committed to providing needed services regardless of a family's ability to pay.



Our work with children and families has many facets.  We offer Evaluation and Treatment for a variety of developmental, educational, emotional, and behavioral concerns.  We assist parents in the process of making decisions regarding adoption, we host support groups to bring people together to share successes and challenges, and we provide a Speakers Bureau to share our expertise among parents and professionals. Our Research Department allows us to expand evidence-based treatment and ensure that our work is informed by the most up-to-date information.  As a result, our clinical programs are recognized as national models for successful interventions.  In addition, since 2000, Camp SOAR (Special Outdoor Adaptive Recreation) has allowed children with special needs to create lifetime memories at our overnight camps.

The work of Children's Research Triangle began in 1976, when a group of volunteers came together to serve families and children who faced an array of challenges. In 1998, CRT was incorporated as a  not-for-profit organization as we continued to expand our services. Our vision is for all children, no matter what challenges or disabilities they may face, to have a safe and nurturing childhood and to receive the support necessary to lead happy, fulfilled lives.

Children's Research Triangle, a 501(c)(3) organization, FEIN #36-4236142, is an independent not-for-profit organization responsible for its own funding and governance. 

Please explore our website and feel free to contact us by telephone or email if you have any questions:

Phone: 312-726-4011


In the Community


Business and Profession People for the Public Interest (BPI), One Hope United, and the Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition are proud to co-sponsor the 2016 Chicago School Policy Forum Series. The theme for these forums, "Can We Educate Our Way Out of Poverty?” will focus on cutting-edge education reform issues.

The first forum will be held Friday, April 29th, and the second forum will be held Thursday, May 19th. Both will be held over breakfast at The Union League Club of Chicago, located at 65 W. Jackson Boulevard, in the Loop.

First Forum: Friday, April 29, 2016 - "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis" 
Featuring Robert D. Putnam, Social Scientist and author of Bowling Along, and Bryan Samuels, Executive Director, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago.

Second Forum: Thursday, May 19
“Energy for Change: Young People's Quest for Meaning, Identity, and Relevance “
Featuring Jenny Nagaoka and Camille A Farrington, UChicago Consortium on School Research

 Visit for tickets and additional information.



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