Jennifer Lansford Promoted to Associate Research Professor of Duke’s Social Science Research Institute

November 21, 2008 Congratulations to Jennifer Lansford who, on Oct. 1, 2008, was promoted to associate research professor of Duke's Social Science Research Institute. A research scientist with the Center since 2000, Lansford is now a faculty member of the Center, as well. View article » Read more »

A Cascade of Influences Shaping Violent Teens

November 17, 2008 A long-term study of 750 children followed from pre-school through high school suggests that neither nature nor nurture alone explain why some grow up to be violent teenagers. Instead, the authors suggest, an interplay between behavior and environment read more »

‘Cascading Effect’ of Childhood Experiences May Explain Serious Teen Violence

November 14, 2008 Adverse experiences early in life can lead to minor childhood behavior problems, which can grow into serious acts of teen violence. This 'cascading effect' is the focus of an article in the November/December edition of the journal Child Development. read more »

National Institute on Drug Abuse gives Duke $6M for Research

November 4, 2008 Duke University has been awarded more than $6 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to work on fighting substance abuse in young people. read more »

Clara Muschkin Promoted to Assistant Research Professor of Public Policy Studies

October 30, 2008 Congratulations to Clara Muschkin, who on July 1, 2008, was promoted to assistant research professor of Public Policy Studies. A research scientist with the Center since 2002, Muschkin is now a faculty member of the Center, as well. read more »

NIDA Awards Duke $6 Million for Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center

October 29, 2008 The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded Duke University more than $6 million over five years to involve scholars from multiple disciplines in the development of new approaches to substance use prevention. read more »

Duke University Centers Help Alamance County Land $7 Million Grant

October 27, 2008 Three different centers at Duke University have collaborated to help the Alamance County Department of Social Services secure a $7 million federal grant to fund "Alamance Alliance." read more »

Research Supported by Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy Results in Award-Winning Article

October 24, 2008 The article "The Negative Impacts of Starting Middle School in Sixth Grade," based on research supported by the Center, has earned the 2008 Raymond Vernon Memorial Prize for best article published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM). View article » Read more »

David Rabiner Promoted to Associate Research Professor in Duke’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

October 22, 2008 Congratulations to David Rabiner, who on Sept. 1, 2008, was promoted to associate research professor in Duke's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. He is also an associate director of the Center, directing its Program Evaluation Services Unit. read more »

Welfare policy expert Ron Haskins to Speak at Duke University on Nov. 5

October 21, 2008 Ron Haskins, an expert on welfare policy who has advised Congress and the Bush administration, will speak at Duke University on Wednesday, Nov. 5, as part of the Center's Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series. read more »