Research & Education Initiatives

HSI is the only human service provider on Chicago's Westside that operates a Community-Based Research Institute. We have our own Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Federalwide Assurance (FWA) that allow us to solicit funding support and collaborate on research activities, while ensuring the full protection of all persons involved. We have academic affiliations with over 15 academic institutions and associations. Support for the institution allows an increased capacity to serve more interns and offer further enhancements to our research infrastructure.

Argosy University Harold Washington College
Aurora University Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
Chicago Public Schools Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago School of Professional Psychology Loyola University
Chicago State University Midwest Psychological Association
City Colleges of Chicago National Black Child Development Institute
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities Northeastern Illinois University
Community Mental Health Council Roosevelt University
Dominican University Rush University Medical Center
Harvard University University of Illinois - Circle

Al Sharp

Al form HSI

Al from Habilitative Systems, Inc discusses how they use the best practices in their work to develop life skills in children and adolescents.This was recorded as a participant of the University of Illinois at Chicago's Urban Youth Trauma Centers project.

Yvonne Elliott

Yvonne from HSI

Yvonne Elliott from Habilitative Systems, Inc. discusses how they implement the best practices through their work in identifying signs of trauma. This was recorded as a participant of the University of Illinois at Chicago's Urban Youth Trauma Centers project.