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New Research

Beyond Parental Wealth: Grandparental Wealth and the Transition to Adulthood

New research provides evidence that both parental and grandparental wealth are associated with improved outcomes for young adults.

In the Media

Why School Absences Have ‘Exploded’ Almost Everywhere

Katie Rosanbalm offers commentary in The New York Times.

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

Texas Map Reveals Areas With Most High School Dropouts

June 7, 2024

Newsweek

Jennifer Lansford told Newsweek in a previous interview that students who end up dropping out of high school could face adverse ramifications well into adulthood, pointing to her research.

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Marcos Rangel Named Scientific Director of North Carolina Education Research Data Center

May 30, 2024

CCFP News

In this newly established role, Rangel will develop a broader scientific agenda for the NCERDC and update the data center’s infrastructure to catalyze future research and policy.

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CCFP Community Spotlight: Q&A with Jenneca Graber-Grace

May 29, 2024

CCFP News

Jenneca Graber-Grace is a staff specialist who has been working with CCFP since mid-September 2023.   Learn more about Jenneca’s work in our CCFP Community Spotlight.

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Budget cuts, layoffs possible at schools across the country as ESSER funding and enrollment dwindle

May 20, 2024

Scripps News

Congress passed more than $190 billion in aid for schools in 2020 and 2021, called the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund. However, states must use the funds by September 2024.

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Featured Projects

Research Project

Early Identification and Prevention of Child Maltreatment: Cross-Agency Processes and Outcomes

Local social service agencies and health care providers routinely make decisions regarding a child’s risk for maltreatment. Yet, providers have limited information to guide their decisions and rarely receive feedback regarding the children’s long-term outcomes.

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Research Project

Durham Navigation Study

The Durham Navigation Study is a randomized control trial to evaluate the impact of Community Navigation on outcomes for young children and their families.

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Research Project

Survey of Health Trends (SEHAT)

Study of children’s and adolescents’ trajectories of mental health, immunization, and primary healthcare utilization in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic. The research is being conducted in India, where one-sixth of the world’s population lives.

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Research Project

Evaluation of the Responsive Early Access for Durham’s Young Children (READY)

Evaluation of a unified strategy to early childhood development called Responsive Early Access for Durham’s Young Children (READY). READY was created by a Durham-based nonprofit in partnership with early care and education, pediatrics, family support, mental health, and homeless services organizations and professionals.

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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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