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Upcoming Event

Equity and Inclusion on SESAME STREET

We are pleased to co-sponsor the Sanford School’s Crown Distinguished Lecture on January 15 featuring Dr. Jeanette Betancourt of Sesame Workshop.

Upcoming Event

Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture – The Education Trust

Denise Forte, Eric Duncan and Lynn Jennings of The Education Trust, will join us on January 20 to discuss the power of advocacy and leveraging an unprecedented opportunity in education.

Announcement

Meet Our 2021-2022 Morris Fellows

The Center has awarded Jacqueline A. Morris fellowships to nine Duke undergraduate students conducting research in the area of child and family policy.

 

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

Anna Gassman-Pines On Early Impacts Of The Pandemic For Parents In Service Occupations [PODCAST]

December 20, 2021

Institute for Research on Poverty

In this podcast episode Gassman-Pines offers an overview of their findings and discusses how what they learned fits within the larger context of low-wage work in the United States.

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Learning Recovery and Acceleration: Pursuing Strategic Partnerships to Support N.C. Public School Students

December 20, 2021

CCFP News

On December 7, 2021, the Center for Child and Family Policy hosted Drs. Michael Maher and Jeni Corn as a part of its School Research Partnership event, The Road to Recovery in N.C. Public Schools: Comprehensive Planning, Strategic Investments, and Charting a Path Forward.

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Early Childhood Depression: Awareness and Intervention

December 2, 2021

CCFP News

Depression is one of the most prominent psychiatric conditions today, affecting approximately one in three adults in the United States (Ettman et al., 2021). During the pandemic, mental health conditions have become so common that this statistic may not seem surprising. But something major is missing from the statistic: children.

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Supportive Parenting Promotes Resilience among Families during Public Health Crises, Study Finds

November 23, 2021

CCFP News

A new study co-authored by Ann Skinner looks at how the relation between COVID-related personal disruptions as reported by mothers and their young adult children was associated with increased anxiety, depression and aggression experienced by both.

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Featured Projects

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

Parenting Across Cultures: COVID-19

This project builds on the ongoing Parenting Across Cultures (PAC) longitudinal study that began in 2008 with recruitment of a sample of 1,417 8-year-old children and their mothers and fathers from nine countries. In 2020, COVID-19-related questions were added to assess behavioral and emotional functioning in relation to the rapidly-evolving situation in each country’s response to the pandemic.

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Research Project

WIC, SNAP and Medicaid Participation in North Carolina

Investigate the barriers and facilitators of applying for, receiving, and redeeming safety net program benefits, including the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in North Carolina. Including before and during COVID-19.

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Research Project

Families & Communities Rising Evaluation

CCFP researchers are working with Families and Communities Rising to select, implement, and evaluate a school readiness assessment at their Head Start sites across Durham and Orange Counties.

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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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