A long-term study has found that people who smoked marijuana for up to 20 years have more gum disease, but otherwise do not show worse physical health than non-smokers. The research team includes Faculty Fellows Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi.
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Certain life experiences can worsen the negative effects of dropping out of school, but interventions and treatments can improve the odds for dropouts, according to a new study from the Center for Child and Family Policy.
Lower social cohesion among neighbors and higher crime rates contribute to higher rates of psychotic symptoms among urban children, researchers at Duke University and King’s College London found.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and Novant Health will partner to provide free in-home nurse visits to Forsyth County mothers with newborns. The program is modeled after Durham Connects, which was developed by the Center for Child and Family Policy and community partners.
Candice Odgers, associate director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, has received a Jacobs Foundation Advanced Research Fellowship for 2016, one of three awarded for the year. The three-year fellowship is valued at about $392,000.
The Center for Child and Family Policy and several Wake County organizations have been awarded a $1.9 million grant from the John Rex Endowment to design spaces to promote children’s positive mental health.
Seeing others drink alcohol or use drugs makes it more likely that teenagers will engage in antisocial behavior on the same day, according to new research findings. Center Associate Director Candice Odgers was one of the authors of the study.
When Wake County Public Schools switched from a school assignment policy based on race to one based on socioeconomic status, schools became slightly more segregated, according to research from Center Faculty Fellow William A. Darity Jr.
Parents’ fears about their teenagers’ heavy use of cell phones and social media may be exaggerated, according to a report from Center for Child and Family Policy researchers Candice Odgers and Madeleine J. George. However, there are important exceptions in the areas of cyberbullying and sleep disruption.
Kenneth A. Dodge, the founding director of the Center for Child and Family Policy, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Membership in NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.