Using Research to Protect and Support Our Community

The Edgewood Institute for the Study of Community-Based Services researches and evaluates the work of Edgewood and other similar programs nationwide. Our goal is to use this knowledge to continuously improve services to children and families in our community and beyond.

Edgewood’s research agenda includes both externally funded research projects and research relevant to Edgewood programs and services. Edgewood also contributes to the development of best practices nationally by sharing data with partner agencies.

What We Do

Edgewood Institute conducts internal evaluations of Edgewood programs. We utilize the CHQ-PF50 and the BERS-2 and compile and interpret these data for staff and stakeholders. We have hosted post-doctoral interns from University of California San Francisco, California School of Professional Psychology, and San Francisco State University.

Since 2000, the Institute’s Director has served as a member of the California Children’s Justice Act Task Force, Office of Emergency Services, State of California.

Lunch & Learn Series

Edgewood Center for Children and Families is excited to announce the relaunch of our annual Edgewood Institute Lunch & Learn Series! This educational and engaging series held once per month will highlight Edgewood’s core programs and highlight how to be actively engaged as a thought partner in your community through involving conversations about mental health.


JANUARY 21, 2021
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Highlighted Program: Crisis Stabilization Unit
Trauma-informed care and today’s traumatized youth

FEBRUARY 18, 2021
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Highlighted Program: Bayview Region
Celebrating Black History and How We Move Legacy Forward

MARCH 18, 2021
Highlighted Program: Transitional Aged Youth
Paying it Forward: Stories of Transformation

APRIL 22, 2021
Highlighted Program: Non-Public Community School

MAY 6, 2021
Highlighted Program: To Be Announced

JUNE 17, 2021
Highlighted Program: To Be Announced