At a time of national change, Erikson Institute continues to embrace the ideals of inclusion, fairness, and social justice.
A message from Geoffrey Nagle, President and CEO
Arne Duncan and Barbara Bowman discuss ‘cradle-to-prison pipeline’
During an Erikson Institute President’s Council event, the two leaders met to examine how education, poverty, and violence are connected in Chicago and beyond.
WGN News features Erikson Institute co-founder Barbara T. Bowman
Bowman was featured on the segment Chicago’s Very Own. Watch video
Sen. Durbin learns about Erikson’s mindfulness research
The project in Chicago Public Schools classrooms is reaching more than 2,000 children over four years.
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Because Nothing Matters More Than A Child’s Early Years
Erikson set her on a path to change child- and family-focused systems
Alumna Bilge Cerezci, Ph.D.
Her approach to research: Represent the underrepresented
Professor Tonya Bibbs, M.S.W., Ph.D.
At Erikson, he developed a sense of himself to help him serve others
Alumnus Joshua Abrahams, M.S. ‘11
What We’ve Learned Over 50 Years
A CONVERSATION WITH BARBARA T. BOWMAN
The child advocate founded Erikson Institute with three others 50 years ago. She continues to teach graduate students as the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development and advocate for children in local and national leadership positions.
Our Place in History
Leading with knowledge since 1966
Throughout the many social, political, and cultural changes of the last 50 years, our focus on the importance of a child’s early years has been unwavering. Our pioneering spirit continues to distinguish our work as leaders in the conversation about how to positively impact the lives of young children.