Meet the Mentors

February 15, 2008 After-school program targets middle schoolers at risk of dropping out. read more »

Heavy Marijuana Use Linked to Gum Disease

February 5, 2008 Heavy marijuana use has been found to contribute to gum disease, apart from the known effects that tobacco smoke was already known to have. View article »

America’s Promise Alliance Selects Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy to Evaluate its $50 Million National Initiative

January 23, 2008 America's Promise Alliance has selected Duke University's Center for Child and Family Policy to evaluate the first phase of its new five-year nationwide effort to deliver developmental resources to 15 million young people. View article »

Preventing Child Maltreatment Focus of Oct. 8-9 Duke Conference; David Olds to Deliver Sulzberger Lecture Oct. 10

October 7, 2007 A conference on community prevention of child maltreatment will be held Oct. 8 and 9 at Duke University. Featured conference speaker Dr. David Olds also will present the Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Oct. 10. View article »

A Critique of Pure Reason

March 1, 2007 New York Times Columnist David Brooks cites the work of Research Scientist Lisa Berlin in his op-ed piece on presidential candidates and education.

2007 Jacqueline Morris Memorial Fellowship Recipients Named

February 13, 2007 The Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2007 Jacqueline Anne Morris Memorial Fellowships. These fellowships are awarded to Duke undergraduates involved in a mentored research project relevant to child and family policy. The recipients are

Dr. Irving E. Alexander Dies of Heart Attack

January 9, 2007 Obituary for Dr. Irving E. Alexander as printed in The Herald-Sun. Tax-dedcutible donations can be sent to Duke University, c/o American Association for Gifted Children, Box 90545, Durham, NC 27708-0545.

OPED: Wiser ways to approach teen criminals

December 20, 2006 Research Scientist Ann Brewster reflects on the debate about the N.C. Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission's recommendation to move 16- and 17-year-olds from the adult criminal justice system to the juvenile justice system. Read more »

McDougald Terrace ‘reborn’

July 6, 2006 Annie Jones, with the backing of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, is working to build a strong sense of community in Durham's crime-scarred McDougald Terrace public housing neighborhood. View article »

Duke Study Finds Middle School Children Adversely Affected by Older or Retained Classmates

April 11, 2006 Middle school students in classrooms with children who have been retained or who are older than their peers are more likely to have discipline problems than students in classrooms without older or retained students, according to a new study.