CCFP Blog

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

November 23, 2021

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

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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“It takes more than food to fight hunger”: Bridging Policy, Partnerships, and Practice to Support American Children

November 11, 2021

Billy Shore, founder and executive chair of Share Our Strength, was the featured speaker at the October 27, 2021, installment of the Foundation Impact Research Group seminar series, co-sponsored by the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society, the Center for Child and Family Policy, and the Duke World Food Policy Center.

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Impacts of the Marcellus Shale Economic Boom on Reproductive Health Outcomes

November 8, 2021

The Center recently hosted Dr. Tiffany Green, assistant professor of population health sciences and obstetrics and gynecology, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a speaker in its Early Childhood Initiative Series.

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Perspectives on Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Child and Family Policy

November 5, 2021

CCFP welcomed graduate students Gayane Baziyants, Maya Escueta, Liza Rodler, and Adam Stanaland as part of its Exploring Careers in Child and Family Policy speaker series. Bella Larsen, Public Policy and Psychology student ’23, shares what students learned.

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Turnover and Burnout in Early Childhood Education Settings

October 18, 2021

On September 30, 2021, the Center welcomed guest speaker, Daphna Bassok, associate professor of education and public policy at the University of Virginia, as part of its Early Childhood Initiative series.

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Eisensmith Works To Optimize Child Outcomes

October 6, 2021

CCFP welcomed Durham native and Duke alumna Dr. Sarah Rabiner Eisensmith as part of its Exploring Careers in Child and Family Policy speaker series.

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Rewiring the High School Experience: Innovations of the P-TECH Program

October 4, 2021

“P-TECH blows apart the notion that high school is grade 9 to 12, and then students…enroll in a college,” shared Litow. Instead, P-TECH creates a novel, integrated high school and college program.

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Making the Case for Cash Transfers to Families with Children

October 14, 2020

We know, based on mounting research evidence, that children thrive when they have stable, nurturing environments where there’s routine, responsive parenting, proper care, and quality nutrition and education. What we do not quite fully understand well is what kinds of policy can help both reduce the negative effects of poverty and foster the circumstances for children to thrive. My colleagues and I make the case that cash transfers to families with children is a promising possible solution.

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