Agency Impact Report


Impact Is About Far More Than The Services We Offer

Impact is about far more than the services we offer.

Impact is about how lives are changed because of our work here at Chaddock. 

While that can at times be a challenge to measure, and often takes a whole series of two steps forward and one step back, it is worth the effort to see the impact of our work on...

... A student who never thought they would graduate from high school, proudly displaying their high school diploma...

... Or a parent who has worked hard at changing their behaviors so they be a better parent to their child. Impact is knowing that a year after leaving a Chaddock program, kids and their families are still doing well...

... Or that human service professionals around the world choose to attending our trainings, or listen to our podcasts because of the helpful information they offer.


The Chaddock Family of Organizations strives each day to expand the impact we have on struggling children, families, and the professionals who support them. This report provides highlights on some of the ways we have done that in the past year. As you review this, I hope you will recognize that it takes an entire team of individuals, including supporters like you, to help us continue to expand our mission reach, and our impact. On behalf of the lives we have impacted this year, and in the years to come, thank you.

Debbie Reed



Chaddock impacts the lives of children and families in the local community through Foster & Adoption Services provided in Adams, Brown, Hancock and Pike counties and school-based counseling offered at eight schools in Adams County. In addition, Chaddock serves children statewide through the work of Caregiver Connections, which provides early childhood mental health consultation to child care centers and home-based providers across Illinois.

368 Youth served through foster & adoption services

75 Youth in foster care achieved permanency

89% Of foster parents report Chaddock provides training or support to help them as foster parents

78% Of foster parents are comfortable being an active part of the treatment team.


Chaddock's Developmental Trauma and Attachment Program (DTAP) brings hope and healing to children and youth who have experienced severe trauma and struggle with attachment-related difficulties. Of the children and youth served through DTAP in the past five years, 87% have a history of psychiatric hospitalizations and with 65% were adopted privately, internationally, or through the foster care system.

258 Children and family members served across our In-Home Intensive, Residential,

and Accelerated Residential Programs

85% Of clients successfully completed treatment

after being discharged from Chaddock

93% are attending school or have graduated

86% remain in the home or less restricted setting to which they were discharged


During the 2019-2020 school year, Chaddock School served children and youth completing treatment in Chaddock's residential program, as well as youth from 16 area school districts who have not experienced success in the traditional public school setting. With trauma-informed approaches incorporated throughout the student experience, the Chaddock School teachers, therapists and support staff meet students where they are both behaviorally and academically.

122 Students enrolled during the 2019-20 school year

3 Residential students attended public school

part or full-time

10 Students completed requirements for graduation

82% Graduation rate - three year average 


The Knowledge Center at Chaddock (TKC) reinforces Chaddock's reputation as a leader in the field of developmental trauma​ and attachment by directed efforts towards clinicians, educators, and families whose lives and work are impacted by developmental trauma and attachment disorders, as well as capacity building for non-profit leaders. The January 2020 release of Chaddock's second book, Raising the Challenging Child, fueled momentum for The Knowledge Center for 2020. The book reached #1 in new releases in Parenting and #1 in Christian Family and Relationships on Amazon

56 Training events both online and in-person across the country involving 1,588 participants in eight countries

294,000+ Downloads on TKC's weekly Attachment Theory in Action podcast, hosted by Chaddock Director of Program Strategy Karen Buckwalter

100+ Countries listening to the ATIA podcast


Chaddock's impact - whether serving local children and families or sharing resources and expertise with professionals across the world - is due to the 232 dedicated, compassionate individuals working throughout the Chaddock Family of Organizations. Positive feedback on the 2020 employee engagement survey shows job satisfaction remains strong throughout the organization

98% of staff reported that Chaddock is a good organization to work for

93% of staff reported Chaddock supports efforts to balance work and personal life​

The Children's Foundation provides the opportunity for people to share their time, talent, and treasure in support of Chaddock's mission. The Foundation accepts and manages all charitable contributions made too Chaddock. These contributions fill the financial gap between the actual cost of the services provided and reimbursement for those services. FY21 saw gifts and funds allowing for the establishment of an art studio for art education and art therapy. Throughout the year, the Foundation coordinated or participated in 66 outreach events both on and off campus.