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Consistent Impact Through An Inconsistent Year

Like the rest of the country, in March of this year, our world here at Chaddock changed. Adapting to the crisis meant telling parents they could not come visit their children living on our campus. It meant our children in foster care could not see their biological parents in person, and community youth who attended our school would not be able to learn in an environment where they felt safe and understood.

as you might expect, our Chaddock team stepped up to the challenge. They increased their communication with our families to answer questions and provide video visits. They provided free "pandemic parenting" resources to support families everywhere. They found new ways to reach out to those looking for services when many of the conferences and networking events we typically attend were cancelled. They adapted in-person trainings to virtual and tested approaches we previously would not have thought possible. And most of all, they supported our kids who have already experienced far too much trauma in their young lives. They kept them safe, and through their steady actions, our staff helped our kids and families learn how to adapt to the unexpected. 


Our work doesn't stop amid a crisis. It only becomes more critical.


As you review this report, which highlights our impact on kids and families from throughout the country, and professionals around the globe, know that each number represents a life changed by your Chaddock family of organizations. Five organizations, all working toward our collective vision of, "A world where every person matters, relationships are valued, and healing and change are possible." I invite and challenge all of you to join us in the pursuit of that vision. To help us stretch and grow in new ways, extending our mission reach and amplifying our impact on children and families struggling with attachment and trauma. They're worth the effort.

Debbie Reed


Agency Impact Report


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.

343 Youth served through foster & adoption services

63 Youth in foster care achieved permanency

92% Of foster parents report Chaddock provides training or support to help them as foster parents

4,626 Childcare providers served through one-on-one consultations or training events through caregiver connections

96% 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.

255 Children and family members served across our In-Home Intensive, Residential, and Accelerated Residential Programs

87% Of clients successfully completed treatment

after being discharged from Chaddock

93% are attending school or have graduated

85% 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.

141 Students enrolled during the 2019-20 school year

7 Students attended public school part-time

9 Students completed requirements for graduation

83% Graduation rate - Five year average from FY16-20


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

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

200,300+ Downloads on TKC's weekly Attachment Theory in Action podcast, hosted by Chaddock Director of Program Strategy Karen Buckwalter, a 400% increase over FY19

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. FY20 saw gifts and funds allowing for the construction of a butterfly garden on Chaddock's campus, as well as an educational partnership with the Quincy Community Theater. Throughout the year, the Foundation coordinated or participated in 88 outreach events both on and off campus.