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.
A Push to Focus on Worst Cases in Child Abuse
January 26, 2006 After a 7-year-old's death, New York debates whether to adopt a 'dual track' approach, which has support in other states Read more »
Scholars Cite Privacy Law as Obstacle: Protections for Students Impeding Researchers
January 18, 2006 "If the study will improve the lives of students and teachers, that research is allowed," said Elizabeth J. Glennie, the director of the center, located on Duke's campus in Durham, N.C. Read more »
August 1, 2005 Kenneth A. Dodge, Ph.D., professor of public policy and psychology at Duke University and director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, paints a verbal picture of a normal day during recess at grammar school
Behind the Surge in Girl Crime
September 15, 2004 The headlines pull no punches: "Girls getting increasingly violent,""Violent crime by girls rising," "Girls not all sugar and spice." ... Read more »
Examining and Shielding Current Events
May 17, 2004 Without a lot of discussion about the atrocities [children] see through the media, Kenneth Dodge said, children can develop a "very simple-minded sense of morality, where everything you do is okay as long as you get away with it." Read more »
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