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May
29
2024
10:00 - 11:00 AM | Rhodes Conference Room

CCFP All-Center Meeting

A quarterly meeting for all employees of the Center for Child and Family Policy.

May
15
2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Sanford 04

Triangle Economics of Education Workshop 2024

The Triangle Economics of Education Workshop (TEEW) will bring together scholars to present and discuss empirical research on the economics of education. This year’s keynote speaker is Randall Reback, professor in the Barnard Economics Department and a faculty affiliate at Columbia University’s Population Research Center. His talk is entitled Beyond Labels:  Helping Educators Address Each Child’s…

May
13
2024

Deep Work Week May ’24

May 13-17. This is a time for concentrated writing and other “deep thinking” activities that can be hard to accomplish when days are dominated by meetings. We encourage employees not to schedule meetings so they can focus their efforts on writing or other work that benefits from long stretches of concentrated effort.

May
11
2024
10:00-11:00 AM | Rhodes Conference Room

Child Policy Research Certificate Graduation Ceremony

Celebrating the students who are graduating with a certificate in Child Policy Research.

Apr
24
2024
Part of the Early Childhood Initiative
3:00-4:30 PM | Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

Transitional Kindergarten: The New Kid on the Early Learning Block

In recent years, several states have expanded a new publicly-funded learning option: transitional kindergarten (TK).TK programs bridge prekindergarten and kindergarten in their eligibility requirements and design. In this talk, Dr. Christina Weiland will share findings from the first systematic research on Michigan’s TK program, which is open to all age-eligible children in districts that offer…

Apr
16
2024
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00-10:00 AM | Rhodes Conference Room

Equity in Research Learning Collaborative

Community-based Interventions and Engagement with LGBTQ Communities, featuring Dirk Davis. Join Dirk A. Davis, PhD, MPH, a Global Health Instructor and faculty member in the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, the Duke Global Health Institute, and the Duke Sexual and Gender Minority Wellness Program as he shares a few of the community-based interventions…

Mar
28
2024
12:00 PM | Sanford 201

Lunch and Learn: Surviving the Unthinkable: Exploring Ukrainian Resilience in the Face of War Trauma

Since February 24, 2022, Ukrainians have endured a multitude of horrors, including war crimes, violence, and mental trauma, with civilians facing constant shelling and displacement as refugees. Psychologists treating the complex post-traumatic effects face a unique challenge due to the unprecedented nature of the war trauma. However, despite the significant symptoms of acute stress, Ukrainians…

Mar
19
2024
Part of the Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series
3:00-4:30 PM | Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

When Mattering (Really) Matters: A Window of Opportunity in Adolescence

A fundamental motivation in human development is wanting to feel recognized, appreciated, and capable of actions that benefit others. These motivations begin in childhood but are amplified in adolescence. This motivation (to ‘matter’ and to feel that one’s actions matter to others) can exert a strong influence on behavior as young adolescents explore and learn…

Mar
12
2024
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00-10:00 AM | Rhodes Conference Room

Equity in Research Learning Collaborative

An opportunity for our staff to learn how to make CCFP research more equitable with respect to race, ethnicity, and other forms of diversity at all stages from conceptualization to recruitment to data collection to analysis and reporting of findings.

Mar
12
2024
Part of the CCFP Research Talks
12:00-1:00 PM | Rubenstein Hall 242

Fostering Social Change Through Critical Literacy with Refugee-Background Students

Featuring Jennifer Mann, research scientist for the Bridging English Language Learning and Academics (BELLA) project. Abstract: This research talk is a collaborative discussion regarding the possible extension of Jennifer Mann’s dissertation research, which focuses on fostering social change through critical literacy with refugee-background students in community spaces. Through a social-design-based research approach, which centers equity,…

Mar
07
2024
Part of the Robert R. Wilson Distinguished Lecture
5:30-6:30 PM | Sanford Building 04

How Prioritizing Kids Benefits Us All

Join us to hear from New York Times bestselling author, and Professor of Law, Adam Benforado, as he offers a sharp indictment of America’s mistreatment of children and a bold agenda for placing youth rights at the center of policymaking. We have an ability unparalleled in human history to ensure the well-being of kids, but…

Feb
29
2024
Part of the Early Childhood Initiative Series
3:00-4:30 PM | Sanford 05

Casting roles, casting votes: Lessons from Sesame Street on media representation and voting

Zoom option available. Sesame Street’s representation of minority characters, egalitarian minority-White interactions and portrayal of working women was distinctive in the mass media landscape of 1969, when it started airing. By exploiting both age variation and technological variation in broadcast reception, this paper contributes to the media and contact theory literatures by showing that positive…

Feb
20
2024
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00-10:00 AM | Rhodes Conference Room

Clinical and Translational Science Institute & Conducting Research on Special Populations

Featuring Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards. This workshop is an opportunity for our staff to learn how to make CCFP research more equitable with respect to race, ethnicity, and other forms of diversity at all stages from conceptualization to recruitment to data collection to analysis and reporting of findings.

Feb
16
2024
Part of the CCFP Career Series
11:15 AM | Sanford 225

CCFP Career Series: Working at Think Tanks

Ever wondered what a think tanks is, what they do, and if they might be a good fit for your career interests? Join us to learn more about what it is like to work at a think tank from Libby Doyle, current Duke MPP student and former research analyst with the Urban Institute, and Emilia…

Feb
13
2024
Part of the Early Childhood Initiative
3:00-4:30 PM | Sanford 05

Expanding Our Views of Marginalized Students’ Identities

Significant advances in psychological science have shed insight on how to best support the achievement and well-being of students from a diverse range of backgrounds. This talk covers research on specific factors shaping the experiences and outcomes of students from marginalized communities. Recent studies provide evidence regarding the effects of strengths-based messages about students’ marginalized…

Feb
08
2024
Part of the CCFP Research Talks
12:00-1:00 PM | Rubenstein Hall 242

Dreams of Boosting Innovation for Girls Network

Featuring Whitney McCoy, research scientist at the Center for Child and Family Policy. Abstract: This research talk will discuss building a network of diverse higher education scholars, STEM career professionals, students, teachers, and advocates in the Black community focused on addressing the challenge of access and opportunity to informal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education….

Jan
30
2024
Part of the CCFP Research Talks
12:00-1:00 PM | Rubenstein Hall 242

Patterns of Young Adult Substance Use and Psychosocial Adjustment During COVID-19 in Eight Countries

Featuring Ann Skinner and Jennifer Godwin, research scientists at the Center for Child and Family Policy. Abstract: Using eight waves of longitudinal data from young adults (n=936) during the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020-December 2022) from eight countries in the Parenting Across Cultures study, we have run initial LGCA models across all countries.  Initial results point to…

Jan
23
2024
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00-10:00 AM | Rhodes Conference Room

Conducting Research on Biracial and Multiracial Children and Families

Featuring Dr. Sarah Gaither. An opportunity for our staff to learn how to make CCFP research more equitable with respect to race, ethnicity, and other forms of diversity at all stages from conceptualization to recruitment to data collection to analysis and reporting of findings.

Jan
19
2024
Part of the CCFP Career Series
11:15-Noon | Sanford 225

CCFP Career Series: Policy & Advocacy Work in the Nonprofit Sector

Join us to learn about working at policy and advocacy nonprofit organizations. We will be joined by Neil Harrington from NC Child, Brennan Lewis from Equality NC, and Elizabeth Paul from the Public School Forum of North Carolina. Our panelists are working to improve the lives of North Carolinians through their work at nonprofits focused…

Jan
17
2024
2:00-3:00 PM | Rhodes Conference Room

CCFP All-Center Meeting

A quarterly meeting for all employees of the Center for Child and Family Policy.

Jan
17
2024
Part of the CCFP Research Talks
12:00-1:00 PM | Sanford 102

Child-Directed Speech in a Large Sample of U.S. Mothers Experiencing Poverty

Featuring Shannon Egan-Dailey, postdoctoral associate in the Sanford School of Public Policy. Abstract: Children from low socioeconomic-status homes hear less child-directed speech than their more advantaged peers. However, no study has investigated the causal impact of family income or poverty reduction on children’s language input. Using data from Baby’s First Years, this project assesses the…

Dec
11
2023

CCFP Deep Work Week

December 11-15. This is a time for concentrated writing and other “deep thinking” activities that can be hard to accomplish when days are dominated by meetings. For our inaugural Deep Work Week, we encourage employees not to schedule meetings so they can focus their efforts on writing or other work that benefits from long stretches…

Dec
06
2023
3:30-5:30 PM | Hi-Wire Brewing

CCFP Holiday Party

An opportunity for all Center employees to celebrate the holiday season together.

Nov
14
2023
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00-10:00 AM | Rhodes Conference Room

Equity in Research Learning Collaborative

The Equity in Research Learning Collaborative will discuss the Duke’s Native American Studies Initiative and conducting research with this population. This is an opportunity for our staff to learn how to make CCFP research more equitable with respect to race, ethnicity, and other forms of diversity at all stages from conceptualization to recruitment to data…

Nov
02
2023
11:00-Noon | Rhodes Conference Room

Conducting Research in Schools

The School Research Partnership in the Center for Child and Family Policy invites you to hear from school district leaders to to learn more about conducting research in local school settings on Thursday, November 2 at 11:00 a.m. in Rhodes Conference Room, Sanford 223. During this panel discussion, research administrators from local school districts will…

Oct
19
2023
Part of the Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture
3:00-4:30 PM | Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

Uncovering the Legacy of Poverty in America

In 2019, researchers began conducting immersive interviews in Appalachia, Texas, and seven southern states in an attempt to determine the causes of “place-based disadvantage.” Immersing themselves in these communities, pouring over centuries of local history, they traced the legacies of the deepest poverty in America—including inequalities shaping people’s health, livelihoods, and upward social mobility for…

Oct
18
2023
4:00-6:00 PM | Bryan Center, Gothic Grill

Happy Hour for Faculty and Researchers

Faculty and researchers associated with the Center for Child and Family Policy are invited to network at a happy hour sponsored by CCFP. This event is being held as part of a larger effort to encourage collaboration on future grant funding.

Oct
10
2023
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00-10:00 AM | Rhodes Conference Room

Equity in Research Learning Collaborative

Youth Participatory Action Research featuring Dr. Carmen Kealy. An opportunity for our staff to learn how to make CCFP research more equitable with respect to race, ethnicity, and other forms of diversity at all stages from conceptualization to recruitment to data collection to analysis and reporting of findings.

Oct
07
2023
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM | NCSU McKimmon Center

Color of Education 2023

The Color of Education Summit brings together North Carolina educators, policymakers, researchers, students, parents, community members, and other key stakeholders focused on achieving racial equity and eliminating racial disparities in education. This year’s theme will focus on The Path Forward: Co-Creating Equitable Spaces. Dr. Lisa Delpit, author and principal of the consulting firm, Delpit Learning,…

Sep
27
2023
10:00-11:00 AM | Rhodes Conference Room

CCFP All-Center Meeting

A quarterly meeting for all employees of the Center for Child and Family Policy.

Sep
26
2023
4:00-5:00 PM | Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

Celebrating the Contribution of Developmental Psychology to Public Policy

This event will celebrate the achievements of two distinguished scholars, Dr. Anna Gassman-Pines and Dr. Jennifer Lansford, who have been recognized with prestigious awards from the American Psychological Association’s Division 7 for their outstanding contributions to the field of developmental science. Both Gassman-Pines and Lansford have demonstrated an unwavering dedication to the field of developmental…

Sep
22
2023
Part of the CCFP Career Series
11:15 AM | Sanford School Room 225

CCFP Career Series – International Opportunities

In this session, we will learn about opportunities to work with children and families in other countries, what it’s like to live and work abroad, and how their experiences have influenced their career paths. Featuring Thomas Cheng, Duke MPP and MBA student with global experience in schools, nonprofits, large companies, and emerging startups; Maria Goodfellow,…

Sep
21
2023
5:00-6:15 PM | Sanford 04

The Direct Approach to Ending Extreme Poverty: Global Lessons from Cash Transfer Programs

Drawing from experiences of dozens of cash transfer programs in low- and middle-income countries, Dr. Paul Niehaus will summarize key findings and share his internationally informed perspective, covering challenges to designing and launching randomized controlled studies, interpreting evidence from diverse contexts, and highlighting features that translate across contexts, including the U.S. Niehaus is an economist…

Sep
12
2023
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00-10:00 AM | Rhodes Conference Room

Equity in Research Learning Collaborative

An opportunity for our staff to learn how to make CCFP research more equitable with respect to race, ethnicity, and other forms of diversity at all stages from conceptualization to recruitment to data collection to analysis and reporting of findings.

Sep
08
2023
Part of the CCFP Career Series
11:15 - Noon | Sanford School Room 225

CCFP Career Series – Teach For America

Stephen Ezekoye, Zack Kaplan and Dylan Moore will join us to talk about their experiences in Teach For America and how TFA launched their future studies and careers. Ezekoye (TFA 2018, Eastern N.C.) is currently pursuing an MBA, Moore (TFA 2017, Memphis) is part of the MPP program at Duke, and Kaplan (TFA 2015, Durham)…

Aug
31
2023
9:30-11:30 AM | Rubenstein Hall 200

New Employee Orientation

New employees will learn about the Center’s work and culture and meet other new and current employees. Contact Berkeley Yorkery with any questions.

Aug
29
2023
9:00 AM -1:00 PM | Penn Pavilion

CCFP Retreat: Building Relationships for Greater Success

CCFP faculty affiliates, research scientists, and research staff are invited to participate in the CCFP retreat to create an environment where research and funding collaborations may be developed, tended and, ultimately, grown to success. We hope faculty and researchers will find common ground among research projects with the intention of increasing grant submissions and funding.  …

Jun
28
2023
1:30-2:30 PM | Rubenstein Hall, Room 153

CCFP All-Center Meeting

A quarterly meeting for all employees of the Center for Child and Family Policy.

Jun
27
2023
12:00-1:30 PM | Sanford 150

What Sort of World is This? Introduction to Emerging Psychological Research on Primal World Beliefs

It is well understood that, if a person comes to see a situation as dangerous, that person will interpret information differently, behave differently, make different choices, and change physiologically. But what if a person sees the whole world as, essentially, one big dangerous place? Though it’s a truism that everyone sees the world differently, people’s…

May
31
2023
10:00 AM | Zoom

The N.C. Early Childhood Landscape: Findings from the 2022 Needs Assessment

ZOOM WEBINAR. Please join us for a review of key findings from a recently completed statewide birth-to-five early childhood needs assessment. The needs assessment was developed by the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy and The Hunt Institute on behalf of the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education. The needs assessment…

May
17
2023
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Sanford 04

Triangle Economics of Education Workshop

The Triangle Economics of Education Workshop brought together scholars to present and discuss empirical research on the economics of education. Dr. Thomas S. Dee, Barnett Family Professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, gave the keynote address. Dee is the Barnett Family Professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, a research associate at…

May
16
2023
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00-10:00 AM | 102 Sanford

Equity in Research Learning Collaborative

An opportunity for our staff to learn how to make CCFP research more equitable with respect to race, ethnicity, and other forms of diversity at all stages from conceptualization to recruitment to data collection to analysis and reporting of findings.

May
13
2023
9:00 AM | Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

Child Policy Certificate Ceremony

Congratulations to our graduating Child Policy Certificate program students and their families! We celebrate you!

May
10
2023
9:00-10:00 AM | Rubenstein Hall, Room 200

CCFP Breakfast & Banter

A “Better Together” celebration for all CCFP employees and core faculty.

May
10
2023
2:20-3:30 PM | Sanford Lawn

Welcome New Neighbors!

Join us for Locopops on the lawn to welcome the CCFP employees who recently joined us in the Sanford building and Rubenstein Hall. All Sanford faculty and staff are welcome!

May
05
2023
9:00-11:00 AM | Sanford Building, Rhodes Conference Room, and via Zoom

Accessing NC Public School Student and Teacher Data for Innovative Research

Faculty and researchers are invited to learn more about the expansive longitudinal database maintained by the North Carolina Education Research Data Center (NCERDC), as well as a variety of ways that external administrative or survey data can be integrated with students’ education records. The NCERDC, housed in the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy,…

Apr
18
2023
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00-10:00 AM | Erwin Mill Bldg. Bay B140

Equity in Research Learning Collaborative

An opportunity for our staff to learn how to make CCFP research more equitable with respect to race, ethnicity, and other forms of diversity at all stages from conceptualization to recruitment to data collection to analysis and reporting of findings.

Apr
14
2023
Part of the Career Series
11:15 AM - Noon | Sanford 150

Career Series – Young Alumni

Wondering what comes after graduation? Join us to talk to young alums Victoria Prince PPS`18 and Lucy Wooldridge PPS`18 about their paths since leaving Duke. We will cover finding fulfilling jobs, moving to new cities, early adulting (e.g. finding apartments, insurance, 401Ks), decisions about graduate school, and how to lay the groundwork for finding your…

Mar
22
2023
Part of the Early Childhood Initiative
1:00-2:00 PM EST | Zoom

Dismantling Systemic Racism in Early Care and Early Education

During this lecture, Dr. Shantel Meek will discuss the founding and evolution of the Children’s Equity Project (CEP), a multi-university initiative at Arizona State University that focuses on closing opportunity gaps and dismantling systemic racism in learning settings to ensure that children reach their full potential. She will discuss the model and approach of the…

Mar
22
2023
Part of the Career Series
2:15-3:00 PM | Zoom

Career Series – Advancing Equity

Shantel Meek, a professor of practice and the founding director of the Children’s Equity Project (CEP) at Arizona State University, will join us via Zoom to talk about her career in both research and the federal government. The Children’s Equity Project works to close opportunity gaps and dismantle systemic racism in learning settings to ensure that…

Mar
09
2023
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00-10:00 AM | Erwin Mill Bldg. Bay B140

Equity in Research Learning Collaborative

An opportunity for our staff to learn how to make CCFP research more equitable with respect to race, ethnicity, and other forms of diversity at all stages from conceptualization to recruitment to data collection to analysis and reporting of findings.

Mar
03
2023
Part of the Career Series
11:15 AM | Sanford 201

Career Series – Pursuing Your Purpose

Derek Rhodes, PPS ’15, founder and executive director of Durham Success Summit, will join us to discuss why he quit corporate America, after leadership positions at Google, Microsoft, and the Miami Heat, to start his own nonprofit. In his own words, “I wanted to improve the lives of local, young, black men. Men just like…

Mar
02
2023
Part of the Early Childhood Initiative
1:00 - 2:00 PM EST | Zoom

Addressing Disparities in Early Care and Education through Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

What role do we have in closing racial disparities and reducing bias as we create infant and early childhood mental health career pathways? The very first Diversity-Informed Tenet for Work with Infants, Young Children and Families is: “self-awareness leads to better services for families.” In the spirit of Tenet #1, we will come together for…

Feb
21
2023
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00-10:00 AM | Erwin Mill Bldg. Bay B140

Equity in Research Learning Collaborative

An opportunity for our staff to learn how to make CCFP research more equitable with respect to race, ethnicity, and other forms of diversity at all stages from conceptualization to recruitment to data collection to analysis and reporting of findings. This session will feature a discussion with Dr. Velma McBride Murry, associate provost in the…

Feb
21
2023
Part of the Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture
3:00-4:30 PM | Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room and via Zoom

Intervening to Prevent and Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities

A Case Study of the Pathways for African American Success Program Behavioral health disparities and health care access are of serious concern for underserved populations. Telehealth options are increasingly available but vary in their effectiveness. Families may not be able to seek out services on their own or be able to determine which services are effective but…

Feb
17
2023
Part of the Career Series
11:15 AM | Sanford 201

Career Series – Community Development

Calvin Allen, Trinity ’92, Vice President of Programs and Partnerships at MDC, and Cate Elander, Durham County Early Childhood Coordinator, will join us to talk about their careers in community development. They have focused on economic development and strategies for breaking intergenerational poverty. We will hear how they got started, the twists and turns their…

Feb
07
2023
3:00 PM | Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

Collaborations to Support Thoughtful Policy and Program Development

Representatives from NCDPI’s Office of Learning Recovery & Acceleration, the North Carolina Office of Strategic Partnerships, the NC Ed Futures Initiative at UNC, and the NC Longitudinal Data System (NCLDS) at NCDIT will share details about opportunities for helping North Carolina answer programmatic and policy questions. Presenters will be: – Jeni Corn, Director of Research…

Feb
03
2023
Part of the Career Series
11:15 AM | Sanford 201

Career Series – Child Advocacy

This week we will talk about what advocacy work looks like with Morgan Forrester Ray, director of the EarlyWell Initiative at NC Child, and Morgan Wittman Gramann, executive director at North Carolina Alliance for Health. They work to improve the health and well-being of children and families in North Carolina through advocating for early childhood…

Jan
31
2023
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00-10:00 AM | Erwin Mill Bldg. Bay B140

Equity in Research Learning Collaborative

An opportunity for our staff to learn how to make CCFP research more equitable with respect to race, ethnicity, and other forms of diversity at all stages from conceptualization to recruitment to data collection to analysis and reporting of findings.

Jan
25
2023
1:30-2:30 PM | Rubenstein Hall, Room 200

CCFP All-Center Meeting

A quarterly meeting for all employees of the Center for Child and Family Policy.

Jan
20
2023
Part of the Career Series
11:15 AM | Sanford 201

Career Series – State and Local Government

Rebecca Feinglos will join us to talk about opportunities to work in child and family policy within state and local governments, as well as other career adventures including being an elementary school teacher and her current work as a grieving educator and advocate (see www.grieveleave.com). Previously, Feinglos served as the chief policy and strategy advisor…

Dec
06
2022
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00-10:00 AM | Erwin Mill Bldg. Bay B140

Equity in Research Learning Collaborative

An opportunity for our staff to learn how to make CCFP research more equitable with respect to race, ethnicity, and other forms of diversity at all stages from conceptualization to recruitment to data collection to analysis and reporting of findings. This session will continue our focus on Developing Instrumentation Methods to Reduce Bias. We will discuss…

Nov
16
2022
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00-10:00 AM | Erwin Mill Bldg. Bay B140

Equity in Research Learning Collaborative

An opportunity for our staff to learn how to make CCFP research more equitable with respect to race, ethnicity, and other forms of diversity at all stages from conceptualization to recruitment to data collection to analysis and reporting of findings.

Nov
15
2022
Part of the Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture
5:00-6:30 PM | Sanford School, Fleishman Commons

School Desegregation: Past, Present and Future

During this Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture, Dr. Dudley Flood, former educator and champion of school integration, will share his personal insights on the long road to school desegregation in North Carolina, today’s challenges and opportunities, and the future of N.C. public schools as resegregation increases. Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards, associate professor and associate director of research at…

Nov
09
2022
Part of the School Research Partnership Event
4:00-5:00 PM | Zoom

Conducting Research in Schools

During this virtual panel discussion, local school district research administrators will describe the process for applying for approval to conduct research in school settings and that involves students, teachers, and administrators as well as research priorities for their districts. Participants include Cherry Johnson of Johnston County Schools, Colleen Paeplow of Wake County Public Schools, Albert…

Nov
04
2022
Part of the CCFP Career Series
11:15 AM - Noon | Sanford 150

Careers in Legal Advocacy

Join us to learn about pursuing a career in legal advocacy from April Adeeyo, staff attorney with the North Carolina Association of Educators; Madison Allen, senior program officer for health improvement at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust; and Rachel Holtzman, dual MPP (Duke) and Juris Doctor (UNC) candidate in the class of 2023. Their…

Oct
28
2022
Part of the CCFP Career Series
11:15 AM - Noon | Sanford 150

The Path from Undergrad to Graduate School

Join us to learn from current and former PhD students about what their work experiences looked like between undergrad and graduate work, why they decided to go back to school, how they figured out what to go back to school for, and what being a graduate student is like. We will be joined by Garrett…

Oct
26
2022
Part of the Early Childhood Initiative Series
3:00-4:30 PM | Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

Distance and Disengagement in Middle School: Does Transportation Make a Difference?

Disengagement among middle school students is a well-documented and widespread problem. The transition to middle school often results in decreased attendance and increased chronic absenteeism and suspensions. Disengagement in middle school has longer-term consequences, including increased high school dropout and delinquency, and substance abuse in later adolescence and early adulthood. An underexplored explanation for disengagement…

Oct
25
2022
4:00-5:30 PM | Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

Celebrating the Launch of Family Connects International

The Sanford School of Public Policy and the Center for Child and Family Policy invite you to attend a reception celebrating the launch of Family Connects International. This event will celebrate the individuals who have been instrumental in the research, implementation, and management of this successful nurse home visiting program. The Family Connects model was…

Oct
24
2022
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00-10:00 AM | Erwin Mill Bldg. Bay B140

Equity in Research Learning Collaborative

Developing Instrumentation Methods to Reduce Bias We will discuss how we can improve our demographic surveys and what instruments we select to assess and measure outcomes of children and families. By discussing best practices in relation to race, gender, and other forms of diversity within research, we hope to expand and improve our current methodological…

Oct
22
2022
9:00 AM-6:00 PM | McKimmon Conference and Training Center

Color of Education

Dr. Jelani Cobb, Dean of Columbia University and a staff writer at The New Yorker, writing on race, history, justice, politics, and democracy will kick off the October 22, 2022 Color of Education Summit. The summit will be delivered in an hybrid format to bring together people from all over North Carolina to exchange ideas…

Oct
20
2022
9:00 AM-12:00 PM | Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

International Perspectives on Parenting and Child Development

Researchers from the Parenting Across Cultures longitudinal study presented their findings on the effects of the pandemic, health-compromising and risky behaviors, education, work, and intimate partnerships during this half-day conference. For 14 years, research teams in nine countries have been collecting dozens of measures every year from parents and children in China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan,…

Oct
18
2022
1:00-4:00 PM | Penn Pavillion

Duke Majors Fair

Please join us at the Duke Majors Fair where The Center for Child and Family Policy will provide information on the Child Policy Research Certificate. This informative event is for undeclared students to meet representatives from all majors, minors and certificate programs to learn more about their programs.

Oct
14
2022
Part of the CCFP Career Series
11:15 AM - Noon | Sanford 150

International Opportunities for Work in Child and Family Policy

This session will feature Jessica Au, senior policy analyst with The Hunt Institute and former Fulbright English Teacher in Taiwan, and Maria Castrillon, currently a dual degree student, MPP/MBA at Duke and former health volunteer with the Peace Corps. We will learn about opportunities to work in child and family policy in other countries, what…

Sep
23
2022
Part of the CCFP Career Series
11:15 AM - Noon | Sanford 150

CCFP Career Series – Teach For America and Beyond

Nichole Davis, Cassie Lutterloh, and Whitney McCoy will join us to talk about their experiences in Teach for America and how TFA launched their careers in education policy. They have pursued different paths since their classroom days—a JD, MPP and PhD and work in higher education, the non-profit sector and academia. Join us to learn…

Sep
13
2022
1:30-2:30 PM | Mill Building Bay A103

CCFP All-Center Meeting

A quarterly meeting for all CCFP employees and affiliates.

Sep
06
2022
Part of the Equity in Research Learning Collaborative
9:00 AM | Erwin Mill Bldg. Bay B140

Equity in Research Learning Collaborative

An opportunity for our staff to learn how to make CCFP research more equitable with respect to race, ethnicity, and other forms of diversity at all stages from conceptualization to recruitment to data collection to analysis and reporting of findings.

May
18
2022
1:00 PM | Zoom

The Consequences of Housing Disadvantage

Sarah Dickerson, postdoctoral associate at the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, and Warren Lowell, Ph.D. candidate in public policy and sociology, presented their research on the consequences of housing disadvantage in the United States. Dickerson discussed “Chronic Residential Mobility and Academic Outcomes for Public School Children in North Carolina.” Lowell addressed “Who Counts?…

May
11
2022
1:00 PM | Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

Journeys in Immersive Technologies

In this talk, Eugene Ohu shared his fascination with technology and its intersection with psychology and his work at the Virtual Human Computer Interaction (VHCI) lab of the Lagos Business School, Nigeria, where he teaches and researches virtual reality (VR) technologies. He shared how he and his colleagues are exploring the use of immersive technologies…

Apr
13
2022
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST | Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center

Continuing the Conversation: Building a Universal System for Families with Young Children in North Carolina

During this statewide gathering, attendees continued the national conversation from April 12, 2022, about how to implement the types of services and supports that young children and families need as part of a universal system of care. April 13th 9am – 2pm 8:15-9:00 | Check In and Breakfast Expand 9:00-9:15 | Welcome Expand Judith Kelley,…

Apr
12
2022
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST | Online

The Next Step in Early Childhood Policy: Creating a Universal System of Care for Families with Young Children

Videos of sessions Slides from presentations During this national convening, attendees explored what research says about what young children and their families need and, subsequently, how universal systems of care could be developed to meet those needs. The conference provided a national platform for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to join together in shifting the conversation…

Mar
31
2022
Part of the Early Childhood Initiative Series
12:30-1:30 PM ET | Zoom

Teaching in Times of COVID: Supporting Teachers to Work with Immigrant Children and Families Toward Responsive Teaching and Advocacy

Featuring Ana Christina da Silva, Professor of the Practice of Education, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University Discussions about improving learning opportunities and educational equity for young children have been at the top of educational agendas in the U.S. These discussions have been intensified in the last couple of years due to restrictions in learning environments imposed…

Mar
18
2022
Part of the Careers in Child and Family Policy
11:15 AM | Sanford 201

Careers in Child and Family Policy: Education Policy

This session will feature Ashley Kazouh, policy and program associate at the Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity and Opportunity; Molly Osborne, director of policy and engagement at EducationNC; and Julia Whitfield, associate policy analyst at The Hunt Institute. We will learn what their work in education policy entails and what motivates them to work…

Mar
15
2022
Part of the Early Childhood Initiative Series
12:30-1:30 PM | Zoom

Creating More Promising Preschool Programs: Implications of preschool quality and fade-out/catch-up

Featuring Margaret R. Burchinal, Research Professor, School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia Long-term results from the randomized controlled trial of the Tennessee prekindergarten and increased evidence of fade-out/catch-up of preschool impacts during the early elementary years should lead to a careful examination of what works for whom in early care and education…

Feb
25
2022
Part of the Careers in Child and Family Policy
11:15 AM | Sanford 150

Careers in Child and Family Policy: Child and Family Advocacy

We will be joined by Elizabeth Anderson, program director, Chatham County Partnership for Children; Suzy Khachaturyan, policy analyst, NC Budget & Tax Center; and Denise Rebeil, current Duke MPP student and former legal assistant at the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project.  They will talk about their current work advocating for children and families, as well…

Feb
18
2022
Part of the Careers in Child and Family Policy
11:15 AM | Sanford 150

Careers in Child and Family Policy: State and Local Government

Kelly Andrews, program coordinator, Durham Misdemeanor Diversion Program, Criminal Justice Resource Center, Durham County; and Alena Antonowich, current MPP student and former analyst in the NYC Department of Education will talk about opportunities to work in child and family policy within state and local governments, as well as other career adventures. This speaker series is for…

Feb
04
2022
Part of the Careers in Child and Family Policy
11:15 AM | Zoom

Careers in Child and Family Policy: Legal Advocacy

Join us to learn about pursuing a career in legal advocacy from Shajuti Hossain, JD `18, associate attorney at Renne Public Law Group; Chavis Jones, JD `20, associate counsel in the Educational Opportunities Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; and Peggy Nicholson, supervising attorney, Children’s Law Clinic, Duke Law. They have pursued careers in…

Jan
21
2022
Part of the Exploring Careers in Child and Family Policy
11:15 AM | Zoom

Exploring Careers in Child and Family Policy – Denise Forte

Denise Forte is the interim CEO at The Education Trust. With more than two decades of experience in the federal legislative and executive branches advancing progressive education and family policy, Forte brings strategic leadership to the organization’s efforts to engage policymakers and diverse coalitions of advocates in demanding and securing equity-advancing policy change at the…

Jan
20
2022
Part of the Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series
4:00-5:00 PM ET | Zoom Webinar

The Power of Advocacy: Leveraging An Unprecedented Opportunity for Education Equity and Justice

Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture The pandemic ushered in a time of unprecedented crisis in education, with students experiencing months of interrupted or unfinished learning. Student performance data shows that all students’ learning has been affected, but the impact is far greater for some student populations, particularly students of color and students from low-income backgrounds. Fortunately, this…

Jan
18
2022
Part of the Crown Distinguished Lecture in Ethics
5:00 PM | Virtual

Crown Distinguished Lecture in Ethics: Equity and Inclusion on Sesame Street

We welcome Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, senior vice president for U.S. social impact at Sesame Workshop, for the Crown Lecture in Ethics. Dr. Betancourt will talk about Equity and Inclusion on Sesame Street. Named for benefactor Lester Crown, the lecture series was established to bring speakers to Duke to discuss ethical concerns in the arts, sciences,…

Dec
09
2021
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET | Zoom

Triangle Economics of Education Workshop

The Triangle Economics of Education Workshop (TEEW) will bring together scholars to present and discuss empirical research on the economics of education. Dr. Kirabo Jackson, Abraham Harris Professor of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, will give the keynote address, What is a Good School, and Can Parents Tell? Evidence on the Multidimensionality of…

Dec
07
2021
Part of the School Research Partnership
12:00 PM | Zoom

The Road to Recovery in NC Public Schools: Comprehensive Planning, Strategic Investments, and Charting a Path Forward

Michael Maher and Jeni Corn from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction Office of Learning Recovery and Acceleration will explain how NCDPI education researchers are providing resources and supports to districts and schools to address learning loss resulting from the pandemic. The Office of Learning Recovery and Acceleration (OLR) is developing, implementing, and evaluating state-…

Nov
12
2021
Part of the Careers in Child and Family Policy
11:15 AM | Zoom

Exploring Careers in Child and Family Policy: Consulting

Isabelle Brantley and Hannah Leedle will join us to talk about working on child and family policy as consultants. Isabelle is a manager in The Bridgespan Group’s New York Office. Since joining Bridgespan, she has worked with both philanthropic and nonprofit organizations focused on serving children, youth, and families, as well as furthering global development….

Nov
10
2021
Part of the Early Childhood Initiative Series
3:00-4:30 PM | Sanford 201

Early Childhood Depression: What We Know and Where We’re Going

Michael Gaffrey, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, and Director of Duke’s Early Experience and the Developing Brain Lab   A rapidly growing body of data indicates that the origins of depression are developmental in nature and identifiable as early as the preschool period. In this talk, Michael Gaffrey, assistant professor in the Department…

Nov
09
2021
Part of the Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series
5:30 PM | Zoom

What Happens When You Give People Money? The Future of Economic Security for Children and Families

Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Dr. Aisha Nyandoro and Natalie Foster will discuss the powerful impacts a guaranteed income has on children and families. They will also suggest how the U.S. can make permanent the Child Tax Credit expansion, which provides a national guaranteed income for families under the American Rescue Plan. Nyandoro is CEO of Springboard…

Nov
05
2021
Part of the Careers in Child and Family Policy
11:15 AM | Sanford School -- Rubenstein Hall, Room 200

Careers in Child and Family Policy: Child Advocacy at the Local, State and National Level

Mandy Abliedinger, BA`98, and Bonnie Delaune, PPS`14, will join us to talk about their career paths. Mandy is a senior policy director with the Alliance for Early Success. Prior to the Alliance, Mandy worked at the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation, NC Child, and for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. After completing her undergraduate degree at…

Oct
28
2021
Part of the Early Childhood Initiative Series
12:30 PM | Zoom

Income Gains, Pregnancy Related Health, and Birth Outcomes: Evidence from the Marcellus Shale Economic Boom

Tiffany Green, Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Health inequalities at birth are a key mechanism in the intergenerational transmission of health and socioeconomic status. Although income is positively correlated with infant health, as well as maternal health and health behaviors before and during pregnancy, the causal effect of…

Oct
27
2021
4:00-6:00 PM | Online

Color of Education 2021 – Day 2

Color of Education 2021 is a two-day virtual summit that will bring together people from all over North Carolina to exchange ideas and strategies that address systemic racial inequities in the state’s education system. The summit will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, October 26, and Wednesday, October 27, 2021, both days from 4:00 pm…

Oct
27
2021
Part of the Foundation Impact Research Group Seminar Series
4:30-6:00 PM | Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

The Pandemic’s Paradox: Reversing Progress but Ensuring Long-Term Success

Billy Shore is the founder and executive chair of Share Our Strength, the parent organization for the No Kid Hungry campaign. Since founding Share Our Strength in 1984 with his sister Debbie, Shore has led the organization in raising more than $700 million to fight hunger and poverty, and has won the support of national…

Oct
26
2021
4:00-6:00 PM | Online

Color of Education 2021 – Day 1

Award-winning author and journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones will headline Color of Education 2021, a two-day virtual summit that will bring together people from all over North Carolina to exchange ideas and strategies that address systemic racial inequities in our education system. Hannah-Jones will speak on October 26th, 2021. Color of Education will include additional sessions focused…

Oct
22
2021
Part of the Careers in Child and Family Policy
11:15 AM | Zoom

Building a Career in Child and Family Policy: Connecting with Young Alumni

Join us to hear from three young alumni working in child and family policy. Jenn Acosta, PPS `17, works as a survey analyst at Mathematica, a social policy research organization, in the Children, Youth and Families Division. Arianna Fisher, MPP `21, works as a senior research analyst at Sycamores, a mental health and welfare agency…

Oct
15
2021
Part of the Careers in Child and Family Policy
11:15 AM | Sanford 150

Building a Career in Child and Family Policy: From Master’s to PhD and Beyond

Join us to learn from current MPP and PhD students about what their experiences looked like between undergrad and graduate work, why they decided to go back to school, how they figured out what to go back to school for, and what being a graduate student/postdoc is like. We will be joined by Gayane Baziyants,…

Oct
06
2021
Part of the Foundation Impact Research Group Seminar
4:30-6:00 PM | Sanford 223

Mister Rogers’ Blueprints for Learning – for 2021 and Beyond

Foundation Impact Research Group Seminar   Gregg Behr is the author of the book When You Wonder, You’re Learning, which explores the science behind Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, revealing what Fred Rogers called the “tools for learning:” essential skills and mindsets that boost everything from academic performance to children’s well-being. The first 35 people in attendance will…

Sep
30
2021
Part of the Early Childhood Initiative Series
12:30-1:30 PM | Zoom

Reducing Teacher Turnover in Early Childhood Education Settings: Lessons from Research Policy Partnerships in Louisiana and Virginia

Daphna Bassok, Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and Associate Director of EdPolicyWorks   The early childhood education (ECE) workforce in the United States is characterized by low wages, limited benefits, high levels of stress, and high rates of turnover. These work conditions have negative implications for young children…

Sep
24
2021
Part of the Careers in Child and Family Policy
11:15 AM | Sanford School -- Rubenstein Hall, Room 200

Exploring Careers in Child and Family Policy

Sarah Rabiner Eisensmith is a forensic social worker, academic consultant, educator, academic guide and researcher. As a forensic social worker at AHB Center for Behavioral Health and Wellness, Eisensmith provides a therapeutic environment for supervised visitation and exchanges to families with the goal of repairing or restoring parent-child relationships. She also conducts supervised visitation, including…

Sep
15
2021
11:45 AM | Zoom

Breaking Barriers: Creating Pathways from High School to College to Career

Stanley Litow, visiting professor of the practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy, will discuss his book, “Breaking Barriers: How P-Tech Schools Create a Pathway From High School to College to Career” in a discussion led by Jay Matthews, education columnist for the Washington Post. The event will feature P-Tech graduate ShuDon Brown, who,…

Sep
09
2021
3:30-4:45 PM | Zoom

Connections between Birth Order, Birth Spacing, and Child Maltreatment: Population-Level Estimates

  Anna Rybińska, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy Short birth spacing, a birth-to-conception interval of under 18 months, is common in the United States, with over one third of all second or higher order children conceived under 18 months after the birth of their older sibling. While associations between short birth…

Apr
20
2021
Part of the Early Childhood Initiative Series
12:00 PM | Zoom

Bridging Divides and Making Visible the Invisible: Connecting Parents and Teachers through Cultural Inclusion

Early Childhood Initiative Series Christine McWayne, Professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University Implicit within mainstream notions of family-school partnership is the assumption that school-based engagement is needed for parents to provide effective support for their children’s learning and development. However, for many low-income, ethnic minoritized and immigrant families,…

Apr
14
2021
4:00 PM | Zoom

Addressing Child Poverty During the Pandemic

Lisa Gennetian, Pritzker Associate Professor of Early Learning Policy Studies in the Sanford School of Public Policy, and David Reese, President and CEO of the Durham Children’s Initiative Lisa Gennetian and David Reese discussed federal and local efforts to support children and families affected by the pandemic during this annual community event. The program also…

Apr
13
2021
Part of the Early Childhood Initiative Series
12:00 PM | Zoom

Exploring Heterogeneity Across Multiple Cluster Randomized Trials in Early Childhood: Evidence on intervention implementation and fadeout

Early Childhood Initiative Series Tyler Watts, Assistant Professor of developmental psychology, Department of Human Development, Teachers College, Columbia University Tyler Watts presented data from four cluster randomized trials that evaluated the scale up of the Building Blocks preschool mathematics curriculum. These trials were run in five different cities, producing a range of effects on measures…

Mar
25
2021
5:00 PM | Zoom

Why Child Well-Being and Racial Equity Go Hand-in-Hand

“Stand For” Series Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson,  President and CEO of the Children’s Defense Fund Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, a pastor, philanthropist, activist and Duke alumnus, became the president and CEO of the Children’s Defense Fund in December 2020. He is a national thought leader in racial justice, community organizing, and movement building and a…

Mar
23
2021
Part of the Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series
5:30 PM | Zoom

Inequality, Racism and COVID-19

Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Cynthia García Coll, professor in the Pediatrics Department, University of Puerto Rico Medical School, and the Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor Emerita at Brown University As this historic pandemic unfolds, we see Black, Indigenous, and people of color overrepresented in its dire consequences: increased numbers in positive COVID-19 cases…

Feb
24
2021
Part of the Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series
5:30 PM | Zoom

Does the American Dream Depend on Your Zip Code?

Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Raj Chetty, William A. Ackman Professor of Economics and director of Opportunity Insights, Harvard University Children’s chances of earning more than their parents have fallen from 90 percent to 50 percent over the past half century in America. How can we restore the American Dream of upward mobility for our children? In…

Feb
04
2021
Part of the School Research Partnership
12:00 PM | Zoom

Using Data to Advise K-12 Public School Systems During the Pandemic

School Research Partnership Event This webinar revealed how the ABC Science Collaborative, coordinated by the Duke School of Medicine and the Duke Clinical Research Institute, pairs scientists and physicians with school and community leaders to help them understand the most current and relevant data about COVID-19 so they may make decisions that will keep teachers,…

Oct
29
2020
Part of the Early Childhood Initiative Series
12:30 PM

Excellence for ALL Students via Professional Development and Instructional Change

Early Childhood Initiative Series Stephanie Curenton, Associate Professor, Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development This presentation focused on racially minoritized learners’ (RMLs) experiences and achievement in school settings with a particular focus on discussing how the field measures instructional quality as it relates to RMLs’ experiences in the classroom. The presentation provided…

Oct
20
2020
Part of the Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series
5:30-6:30 PM | Online

How We Are Underinvesting in Kids (and What We Can Do About It)

Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Diane Schanzenbach, Director of the Institute for Policy Research, Margaret Walker Alexander Professor in the School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University A growing literature has documented the large and persistent impact of increasing investments in children — from income support programs, to educational investments, to health coverage. Yet, we persistently…

Oct
15
2020
Part of the Early Childhood Initiative Series
12:30 PM

Race, Income, and Parental Spending on Children’s Care and Education

Early Childhood Initiative Series Jordan Conwell, Assistant Professor, departments of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison Compared to the growing literature on income disparities in parental spending on children’s education and care, little is known about racial differences in these investments, including whether there is racial variation in such spending, net of income—the…

Jan
29
2020
Part of the Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series
3:00 PM

Integration as Public Education Policy: Reflections on the Contours of Opportunity

Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Marta Tienda, Maurice P. During ’22 Professor of Demographic Studies and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University Integration is a ubiquitous concept in the immigration literature, but segregation—its opposite—dominates academic discourse about public education. Building on Justice O’Connor’s opinion (Grutter v. Bollinger, 2013) that “[O]ur nation’s public institutions should…

Nov
19
2019
Part of the Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series
3:00 PM

Father-Child Relationships: How and Why They Matter for Children’s Development

Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Natasha J. Cabrera, Professor of Human Development, University of Maryland In this lecture Natasha Cabrera reviewed the empirical evidence that links father involvement to children’s developmental outcomes during early childhood. She takes a family systems perspective that fathers’ contribution to their children’s development is over and above the contribution of mothers and…

Sep
23
2019
Part of the Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series
3:00 PM

The Real Superwoman: Grandmothers as caregivers

Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe, Founder and President of the Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race (WISER) Nearly 3 million grandparents are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren; however, less is known about grandmothers as caregivers. Using the Decennial Census and American Community Survey data, this study provides an analysis of Asian, Black,…