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New Research

Benefits of Childhood Mental Health Intervention ‘Ripple Across Generations’

New important research from Drew Rothenberg and Center Director Jennifer Lansford.

CCFP News

Family Connects Launches as a Nonprofit

Developed by CCFP researchers 14 years ago, Family Connects International (FCI) has now launched as a 501c3 nonprofit. FCI offers a free, evidence-based nurse home visiting program for newborns and their families.

In the Media

Investing in Latino children and youth—the future strength of the US

How the growing young Latino population in the U.S. fares matters for a robust economy and society. Lisa Gennetian and and co-author share ways to invest in their success. 

Student Research

The Impact of Racial Segregation on Student Outcomes

Kellyn McDonald, Child Policy Research Certificate student ’23, authors research brief on how residential and educational segregation persist and harm students.

Student News

Child Policy Research Certificate Class of 2022

CCFP congratulates our nine Certificate students who graduated in May!

Our Mission

The Center for Child and Family Policy is dedicated to improving the well-being of children and families through research, education, and engagement. We study factors that influence child outcomes, develop and test promising interventions, and advance evidence-based practices and policies that can inform change and unlock opportunities for all children and their families.

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Recent News

Benefits of Childhood Mental Health Intervention ‘Ripple Across Generations’

July 27, 2022

Duke Research Blog

A childhood intervention program called Fast Track improves family life into the second generation, report researchers.

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Duke Announces Winners of the 2022 DST Spark Seed Grants

July 20, 2022

Duke Today

Sarah Komisarow is among nine early- to mid-career faculty from across Duke campus and the School of Medicine who have been recognized for pursuing new directions and ideas to enhance novel research and scholarship at Duke.

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NCER Awards Over $92 Million in Education Research Grants

July 15, 2022

IES National Center for Education Research

NCER awards 45 new grants through its FY 2022 Education Research Grants program, an investment of more than $92 million across its various content areas and project types.

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Investing in Latino children and youth—the future strength of the US

July 12, 2022

Brookings

The recently released 2022 Census statistics reveal two converging facts about the U.S. population: It is aging, and, simultaneously, becoming increasing racially and ethnically diverse.

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Featured Projects

Research Project

BELLA Online: ESL and Classroom Teachers Working Together With Children and Families

Project goal is to design, develop, and test an online professional development program called Bridging English Language Learning and Academics (BELLA) for improving teacher and student outcomes for working with English Learners (ELs).

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Research Project

The Impact of Mental Health Therapy on Job Creation and Business Outcomes in Youth and Female-Led Enterprises

This study will evaluate the impact of cognitive behavior therapy delivered through virtual reality on job creation and business outcomes in youth and female-led enterprises in Nigeria via improvements in depression, stress, and anxiety.

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Research Project

Child and Adolescent Predictors of Young Adults’ and Their Parents’ Primals in Nine Countries

This study provides an unprecedented opportunity to understand whether and how primals in early adulthood are predicted by childhood and adolescent experiences and how parents’ primals are related to their young adult children’s primals in the most diverse long-term longitudinal study ever conducted.

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For Students

The Center offers a variety of ways for Duke students at every level to learn about child and family policy and become involved in original research.

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