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School Research Partnership: Connections Matter

“Ask yourself: what are the absolute best outcomes for our children?” David Reese, president and CEO of the East Durham Children’s Initiative, implored attendees of the recent School Research Partnership dinner.

SRP, housed in the Center, offers undergraduate students the opportunity to work with faculty and community leaders to conduct hands-on research that benefits local education. At this year’s dinner, students presented work from partnerships with El Centro Hispano, The Hill Center and EDCI.

Ben Goodman, a research scientist at CCFP, also shared findings on Durham Connects, a program that provides a bridge between new parent needs and community resources, while Duke undergraduates Hope Arcuri and Setonji Agosa presented work they did with El Centro Hispano to dispel the myth that Latino parents are not engaged in their children’s education.

 

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Lecture Honors Dodge's Induction to National Academy of Medicine

Center Director Kenneth Dodge recently provided a retrospective of his work in a special lecture that honored his induction into the National Academy of Medicine.

Dodge shared his decades of research on defensive processing in children and how hostile attribution bias can be mitigated by teaching children self-control and problem solving.

Among the projects he discussed were the Fast Track study and Durham Connects. Fast Track has resulted in successful programs that have lead to long-term interventions to prevent defensive processing in children, while the services Durham Connects provides to the families of newborns has led to a reduction in emergency room visits for newborns and a decrease in child abuse for young children.

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