It conducts research, development, and training in education and the human services focusing on the needs of children and families.The major goal of the Institute is to improve the quality of life for children and families, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, minority groups or who have disabilities. We seek to pose and answer questions that will produce effective practices and realistic policies for minority populations.To learn more about the work that WRI researchers are involved in, please click on any of the items on the left and right toolbars.