Candice Odgers, the senior associate director of the Center, has been named a fellow of the Child & Brain Development program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Researchers with the program look at how adversity and enrichment in early childhood affect health over a lifetime and what can be done to mitigate early adversity.
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The Center for Child and Family Policy welcomes the James B. Hunt Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy as an affiliate of Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy. The Center, which is part of the Sanford School, looks forward to closely collaborating with the Hunt Institute on issues related to education policy.
Data collected from 1,000 individuals over 40 years suggests psychological factors play a role in linking a person’s genetic profile and several important life outcomes. The study’s researchers include Faculty Fellows Daniel Belsky, Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi.
People with serious mental illnesses who use guns to commit suicide are often legally eligible to buy guns, despite having a record of an involuntary mental health examination and brief hospitalization, according to an analysis led by Center Faculty Fellow Jeffrey W. Swanson.
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.
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.