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Announcement

CCFP Launches a New Website

We have a new look! Stay up to date with our latest news and research, find upcoming events, and browse all Center research and resources by topic.

 

 

Upcoming Event

The Road to Recovery in NC Public Schools

As part of our School Research Partnership series, Michael Maher and Jeni Corn of the N.C. Department of Public Instruction Office of Learning Recovery and Acceleration, will join us to explain how they’re supporting districts and schools to address learning loss resulting from the pandemic.

Upcoming Event

Equity and Inclusion on SESAME STREET

We are pleased to co-sponsor the Sanford School’s Crown Distinguished Lecture in January 2022 featuring Dr. Jeanette Betancourt of Sesame Workshop. Dr. Betancourt will join us to talk about Equity and Inclusion on Sesame Street.

On the Blog

Highlights from Recent Events

Miss one of our events from the fall semester? No worries, catch all the highlights from featured guest speakers in recap blog posts written by students.

 

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

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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“What Could Be:” The Potential of Guaranteed Incomes to Ensure Economic Security

November 19, 2021

CCFP News

On November 9, 2021, Natalie Foster, co-chair and co-founder of the Economic Security Project, and Dr. Aisha Nyandoro, CEO of Springboard to Opportunities, tackled the topic, “What Happens When You Give People Money,” as part of the Center for Child and Family Policy’s Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series.

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5 Principles for Scaling Change from IBM’s High School Innovation

November 18, 2021

Harvard Business School

P-TECH has bolstered graduation rates for students of color while creating a new tech hiring pipeline.

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How Do Low-Income Families Spend Their Money?

November 17, 2021

EconoFact

Our analysis shows that in spite of the safety net programs that support families residing in poverty, those living at or below twice the federal poverty line, devote a substantial share of their monthly expenditures to goods and services necessary for basic shelter, health, and nutrition.

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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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