Human Services

Tuesdays Child

Chicago, IL


Tuesday’s Child enables families to thrive through positive parent training, inclusive behavioral classrooms and support services. Our proven model impacts home, school, and the community.

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Executive Director

Mr. Brandon M Combs

Main Address

3633 N. California Ave.

Chicago, IL 60618 USA


Parent Training, Parenting, Child Development, Special Needs, Behavioral Problems, Behvavioral Intervention





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Services (P40)

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Tuesday's Child is determined to ensure young children enter school ready to learn and that their families are prepared to parent, advocate and set their children up for success. We focus on working with families experiencing behavior issues in their young children. We work with families of typically developing children to those addressing Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety and other mental health challenges.

We believe that by addressing problem behavior in the home - that we can normalize appropriate behavior into schools, community agencies and casual relationships between children's peers.

Tuesday's Child focuses on programming aimed at both parents and children. We are the only agency provide service simultaneously to both parties to increase a child's compliance, participation, socialization and time on task. Parents are enrolled in an 8-12 week Behavioral Intervention program to learn the proper tips, scripts and techniques to modify their children's behavior by using praise as a behavior modification and using positive reinforcement. Children are placed in peer appropriate classrooms where those scripts and techniques are introduced and reinforced over the duration of the program.

Tuesday's Child has been providing high-quality, evidence-based Behavioral Intervention for over 30 years. We started as a research program based at Children's Memorial Hospital and funded by the Department of Education in 1981. A dedicated staff of 15 works tirelessly to provide these services to families in need. Staff consist of 2 Doctorate level Psychologist, 2 Master's level counselors and several staff that have completed the program themselves.

Children enrolled in Behavioral Intervention will show steady progress in the area of social competence as a prerequisite for emotional growth and school readiness.
• 80% will demonstrate awareness of rules for turn-taking, social reciprocity and productive patterns of interaction with peers.
• 80% will demonstrated progress in emotional regulation in response to others and express them in adaptive ways.
• 75% will demonstrate increased time of task and general compliance.

Parents enrolled in our program will develop confidence; knowledge and the skills to develop behavioral goals plans that help their children successfully navigate the world.
• 80% will report improved parenting skills and improvement in functioning in the family.
• 80% will demonstrate confidence, knowledge and the skills to develop behavioral goals for their children.
• 100% will show understanding of their child’s unique characteristics that support their child’s development and social competence.

Tuesday's Child continues to meet its goals every year. Our progress remains astounding. Sadly, like many nonprofit organizations - our efforts remain continually. The rate of children experiencing behavior issues and mental health challenges continues to increase. Our efforts can provide solutions for families - but no solution has been discovered to eliminate these challenges.

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Tuesdays Child

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