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Student Opportunity

Apply to New Bass Connections and Policy+ Project Team

This project is at the intersection of health, social services, and policy. Students will work with the Child Maltreatment Prevention Research Team.

Faculty News

Carolyn Barnes Selected as Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar

Barnes will pursue her research to investigate barriers to accessing, maintaining, and using social safety net programs.

In the Media

Telemedicine Could Help Keep Kids in Class

Sarah Komisarow discusses new research in Education Week.

 

 

 

Upcoming Event

CCFP Career Series Explores Working in Child Advocacy

On February 3, our guests Morgan Gramann and Morgan Ray will join us to talk about their work to improve the health and wellbeing of children and families in North Carolina.

New Research

Some Hispanic families are less likely to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit

In a new article for Health Affairs, Lisa Gennetian, Luis Basurto and co-authors explore racial and ethnic disparities in the receipt of Earned Income Tax Credit benefits.

 

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

Telemedicine Could Help Keep Kids in Class

January 17, 2023

Education Week

Schools’ use of telehealth services expanded during the pandemic, and emerging research suggests it could help reduce chronic absenteeism.

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Podcast: Jennifer Lansford on “Why are my parents so annoying?”

January 5, 2023

BBC World Service

Jennifer Lansford helps explain the science behind why children find their parents annoying in a recent episode of BBC’s Crowd Science podcast.

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By the numbers: How North Carolina’s classrooms have changed since Leandro

December 18, 2022

WRAL

Helen Ladd was cited for her research on public education spending in WRAL’s analysis of North Carolina schools.

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Student Reflection on “School Desegregation: Past, Present and Future”

December 13, 2022

CCFP News

On November 15, the Center welcomed Dr. Flood, a former educator and administrator in the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, to speak about his insights regarding school desegregation and today’s efforts towards school integration.

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Featured Projects

Research Project

Local Criminal Justice Reform Efforts: Effects on Employment, Self-Sufficiency, and Family Well-Being

This study is evaluating a local program in Durham, NC, that waives the fees of those who have a suspended license due to failure to pay, in order to discover how reinstating drivers’ licenses can reduce barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.

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Research Project

Great Smoky Mountains Study of Rural Aging

Project to augment the longitudinal Great Smoky Mountains Study (GSMS) to create a national data resource, the Great Smoky Mountains Study of Rural Aging (GSMS-RA), for the study of early determinants of the aging experience in a rural context. The GSMS began collecting data on children, now participants are entering their 40s.

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Research Project

N.C. Resilience and Learning

The North Carolina Resilience and Learning Project is a partnership with the Public School Forum of North Carolina to promote and support trauma-informed schools across the state. The project team works closely with districts and schools to provide professional learning and ongoing coaching to meet school-specific needs and goals. Our work aims to create systems-level change by shifting the culture and mindset of an entire school so that staff begin to see a child’s behavior in the context of their life experiences, in consideration of possible trauma history or stress response system triggers.

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Research Project

Poverty and Economic Self Sufficiency Among Hispanic Families with Children

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families is a collaboration between Child Trends and three university based research partners and serves as a hub of research-based information on low-income Hispanic children and families.

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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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