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5 Principles for Scaling Change from IBM’s High School Innovation

November 18, 2021
Harvard Business School

P-TECH has bolstered graduation rates for students of color while creating a new tech hiring pipeline.

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How Do Low-Income Families Spend Their Money?

November 17, 2021
EconoFact

Our analysis shows that in spite of the safety net programs that support families residing in poverty, those living at or below twice the federal poverty line, devote a substantial share of their monthly expenditures to goods and services necessary for basic shelter, health, and nutrition.

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5 Top Takeaways from the Hunt Institute Webinar: Exploring the Legacy of the Abecedarian Project

November 16, 2021
Early Learning Nation

Researchers continue to explore how to sustain the benefits that early childhood education (ECE) generates.

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Community partnerships push Spartanburg’s Hello Family initiative

November 15, 2021
The Post and Courier

Family Connects International in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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How Are Kids Handling The Pandemic? We Asked Them.

November 10, 2021
FiveThirtyEight

Are kids and teenagers stressed, depressed and scared? How do they see themselves and their families changed by the pandemic? And how has their behavior changed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in their daily life?

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Blog Posts

Supportive Parenting Promotes Resilience among Families during Public Health Crises, Study Finds

November 23, 2021

A new study co-authored by Ann Skinner looks at how the relation between COVID-related personal disruptions as reported by mothers and their young adult children was associated with increased anxiety, depression and aggression experienced by both.

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“What Could Be:” The Potential of Guaranteed Incomes to Ensure Economic Security

November 19, 2021

On November 9, 2021, Natalie Foster, co-chair and co-founder of the Economic Security Project, and Dr. Aisha Nyandoro, CEO of Springboard to Opportunities, tackled the topic, “What Happens When You Give People Money,” as part of the Center for Child and Family Policy’s Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series.

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“It takes more than food to fight hunger”: Bridging Policy, Partnerships, and Practice to Support American Children

November 11, 2021

Billy Shore, founder and executive chair of Share Our Strength, was the featured speaker at the October 27, 2021, installment of the Foundation Impact Research Group seminar series, co-sponsored by the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society, the Center for Child and Family Policy, and the Duke World Food Policy Center.

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Impacts of the Marcellus Shale Economic Boom on Reproductive Health Outcomes

November 8, 2021

The Center recently hosted Dr. Tiffany Green, assistant professor of population health sciences and obstetrics and gynecology, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a speaker in its Early Childhood Initiative Series.

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Perspectives on Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Child and Family Policy

November 5, 2021

CCFP welcomed graduate students Gayane Baziyants, Maya Escueta, Liza Rodler, and Adam Stanaland as part of its Exploring Careers in Child and Family Policy speaker series. Bella Larsen, Public Policy and Psychology student ’23, shares what students learned.

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News Releases

Here’s When You Can Expect to Get Your Child Tax Credit — and How Much Money You’ll Get

April 26, 2021
News Release

If all goes according to plan, American families should start seeing monthly payments in July, courtesy of the newly expanded child tax credit, according to IRS officials.

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Heightened Immigration Enforcement Has Troubling Impact on Babies

February 3, 2021
News Release

Harsher immigration law enforcement by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement leads to decreased use of prenatal care for immigrant mothers and declines in birth weight, according to new Duke University research.

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A Third of U.S. Families Face a Different Kind of Poverty

January 6, 2021
News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – Before the pandemic, one-third of U.S. households with children were already “net worth poor,” lacking enough financial resources to sustain their families for three months at a poverty level, finds new research from Duke University. In 2019, 57 percent of Black families and 50 percent of Latino families with children were poor…

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For Vulnerable Families, Pandemic’s Effect on Mental Health is Swift and Harsh

September 2, 2020
News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – In just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic swiftly and substantially worsened mental health among U.S. hourly service workers and their children – especially those experiencing multiple hardships, according to new research from the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University and Barnard College. The study leverages real-time, daily survey data collected…

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Home Visiting Program Linked to Reductions in Child Abuse

November 11, 2019
News Release

Family Connects, a program in which nurses conduct home visits for newborns and their families, is linked to substantial reductions in child maltreatment investigations in children’s earliest years, according to new research from Duke University. Rachel Scheckter and James Soliah reading to baby Eleanor. Program participants had 44 percent lower rates of child maltreatment investigations…

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