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February 2015

University - Based Child and Family Policy Consortium Newsletter

Welcome! You will notice that this issue of the University-Based Child and Family Policy (CFP) Consortium quarterly newsletter has a different look and feel from past newsletters. We have updated the layout of the newsletter to provide for easier reading, enabling subscribers to read and digest newsletter content without having to do quite as much scrolling as before. Make sure to view the email in your browser, in order to utilize the new Table of Contents feature, which links directly to the section of your choice. We have continued to expand the “News and Resources from Members” section, focusing not only on members who have been featured in the media, but also on interesting publications, events, and accomplishments coming out of our member institutions. You will also see that we have overhauled the “Monthly Consortium Calls” section, which now provides crisp new imagery and easy-to-access links to past Consortium Calls, which are now housed on SRCD’s publicly accessible YouTube channel. How do you like the new layout and features? Is there something that’s missing or could be improved? Please let us know by emailing Sarah Mancoll, the Consortium Coordinator.

Table of Contents:

 
Linking Research to Policy: Focusing on the State Level   

Melissa N. Richards, Doctoral Student
Psychology, Georgetown University
 
In this issue of Linking Research to Policy, I spoke with Dr. Cynthia Osborne, policy professor and director of the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Osborne’s research centers on improving child, adolescent, and family well-being and enhancing public policy.



Dr. Cynthia Osborne (pictured above) has extensive experience in long-term evaluations of federal and state programs in the areas of early childhood, father engagement, family economic security, and adolescent development. When asked about how she approached her state level work, Dr. Osborne said her approach is actually the same no matter what level of program. She views her role as partner and collaborator, working to achieve common goals. However, there are distinct advantages and challenges when working at the state level.
 
She finds working at the state level is similar to working at the national level simply because most federally mandated social policies are administered through the state.  She can also generate more interest in applying research findings precisely because it is on a smaller scale. Her state partners have a lot “more power to move things along” because the extra steps associated with federal policy implementation are nonexistent.
 
However, there are numerous challenges when working with states. Dr. Osborne acknowledges that states have various constraints, interests, and competing needs as barriers to making even small changes to policy.  Translating research in the lab to a real world setting is also difficult because of the inability to control for all extraneous factors that may affect the results.  Dr. Osborne said, “We try to control for as much as we can in the environment when analyzing data, but we cannot hold everything constant in the real world.”  Even if she does have significant findings, it may not mean that they can be incorporated into practice.
 
Despite these challenges, Dr. Osborne has found her work incredibly rewarding.  Because of the strong partnership between Dr. Osborne’s research group and state policymakers, there are more opportunities for their work to have an impact on policy.  Recently, they surveyed 800 pregnant women and found that the absence of fathers during pregnancy was associated with more serious pregnancy complications for these women.  The information from this research was ultimately used to train case workers. Community partners also embraced this information in order to improve child and family well-being by focusing specifically on paternal involvement during pregnancy.
 
Improving child and family well-being through research is something that she and the CFRP team aim to accomplish in all their work.  “Our research on the federal level is very rewarding as well,” said Dr. Osborne. “But being able to see changes that directly impact families in an entire state is quite motivating—we look forward to seeing what we can do next.”

Past
Consortium Calls

The most recent Consortium webinar, entitled, "The Biological Embedding of Child Abuse" was held on December 2, 2014. Click below to access the archived webcast. 
Watch here
Another recent Consortium webinar, entitled, "International Perspectives on Home Visting" was held on November 3, 2014. Click below to access the archived webcast. 
Watch here

Upcoming Consortium Calls

Join featured presenters, Consortium members, and others for the Consortium's monthly webinar. Presenter information and call-in instructions are sent to the Consortium listserv in advance of each call. Individuals who are not Consortium members are welcome to join the calls. 
 
1) Research Funding Opportunities for Doctoral Students. This call will be held mid April. The exact date will be announced when it is confirmed. 

This call will feature a variety of speakers from organizations that fund doctoral research in addition to current doctoral students and recent students who have received such funding.  Rebecca Ryan of Georgetown University will host/moderate the call and provide her perspective on mentoring doctoral students and assisting them in acquiring doctoral research funding. 
  
 
2) The Job You Want: Paths to Academic and Non-Academic Careers. Friday, May 15 at 1 pm Eastern.

This call is being hosted/moderated by Anna Johnson of Georgetown University and will feature three “early career” speakers from diverse perspectives: Erin Bumgarner (Abt Associates), Terri Sabol (Northwestern University), and Lindsey Hutchison (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).

Announcements


Please welcome these new members to the Consortium!

The Center for Human Growth and Development at the University of Michigan is a new CFP Consortium member. CHGD is an interdisciplinary research center devoted to the study of children’s health and development, with a mission to bring developmental science to the study of public health issues that affect children and youth in the U.S., to train the next generation of biobehavioral and developmental scientists, and to engage in the translation of research into evidence-based interventions for children and families.

The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health (MCH) at the University of Minnesota is also a new CFP Consortium member. MCH offers a Master’s degree is Public Health, continuing professional education, and consultation and technical assistance to community-based organizations and agencies. Center faculty are involved in research in child health, adolescent health, family health, health disparities, reproductive health, and women’s health.


See you at the 2015 Zigler Preconference in Philadelphia on March 18!

Thank you to everyone who registered for the 2015 Edward Zigler Policy Preconference, which focuses on the theme of Restoring Opportunity for Children in the Face of Income and Educational Inequality. The preconference, which was capped at 150 attendees, is now SOLD OUT. The preconference will be held in Philadelphia one day before the start of the SRCD Biennial Meeting. This preconference is being organized by the CFP Consortium in collaboration with the SRCD Student and Early Career Council and the SRCD Committee on Policy and Communications. Keynote presentations will be given by Greg Duncan, Ph.D.(Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of California, Irvine) and Richard Murnane, Ph.D. (Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Research Professor of Education and Society, Harvard Graduate School of Education). Three distinguished discussants will provide remarks: Vivian Gadsden, Ed.D. (William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education, Director of the National Center on Fathers and Families, and Associate Director of the National Center on Adult Literacy, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education); Elliot Weinbaum, Ph.D. (Program Director, Closing the Achievement Gap, William Penn Foundation); and Eva Gladstein (Executive Director at the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity). To learn more about the preconference, click here.


Congratulations to Recent Award Winners!

Congratulations to several scholars from CFP Consortium member institutions for being named recent recipients of the SRCD Early Career Research Contributions Award. They will be honored in person at the 2015 SRCD Biennial Meeting in Philadelphia. They are:
  • Anna D. Johnson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, who is affiliated with Georgetown’s Center for Research on Children in the United States
  • Jed T. Elison, Assistant Professor with the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, which is affiliated with the Children, Youth and Family Consortium, also at the University of Minnesota
  • Ming-Te Wang, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education and Research Scientist with the Learning Research & Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh, who collaborates with the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Child Development.

Consortium Membership  
 

Consortium membership is available on an institutional level and includes, but is not limited to, university-based centers and programs that represent the social, behavioral, and health sciences fields, including anthropology, economics, human development, nursing, pediatrics, political science, psychology, public health, and sociology. All persons affiliated with a member institution (e.g., faculty, staff, students) benefit from Consortium membership. People who are affiliated with member institutions are welcome to engage in Consortium Calls and events and to join the Consortium listserv.

For more information on how to join, please contact Sarah Mancoll.

Conferences



Open Calls for Conference Proposals and Papers

Call for Papers: ZERO TO THREE’s 30th National Training Institute. December 2 - 4, 2015 in Seattle. Share your innovative and systems-changing work with the NTI audience. The NTI is ZERO TO THREE’s multidisciplinary conference that provides new information in the areas of cutting-edge research, highlights best practice, and examines relevant policy for professionals working with children under 3 years old (including the prenatal period) and their families. Proposals will be accepted through March 9, 2015. Click here to learn more

Call for Papers: SLLS International Conference. October 18 - 21, 2015 in Dublin. The Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies will hold its international conference in Dublin, Ireland. Although the overall conference theme will focus on life courses in cross-national comparison this year, they welcome conference submissions from all areas of longitudinal and life course studies. Proposal abstracts are due March 31, 2015. Click here to learn more. 

Call for Proposals: APPAM 2015 Fall Research Conference. November 12-14, 2015 in Miami. The multi-disciplinary fall research conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management attracts the highest quality research on a wide variety of topics, including family and child policy, education, health policy, poverty and income policy, social equity, house and community development, employment and training programs, and crime and drugs. Proposals may be submitted through April 2, 2015. Click here to learn more.

Call for Papers: BSPS Annual Conference. September 7-9, 2015 in Leeds. The British Society for Population Studies will be holding its annual conference at the University of Leeds in England. Some strands, or themes, that might interest CFP Consortium members include: Families and Households; Health and Mortality; and Longitudinal Studies and the Life Course. The deadline for submissions is April 12, 2015. Click here to learn more
 

Conference Calendar   

SRCD Biennial Meeting: March 19-21, 2015 in Philadelphia. The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting attracts attendees from 53 countries, fostering understanding of child development through research and serving as a network and forum for 6,000+ attendees. Sessions that might especially interest CFP Consortium members and early career attendees include: 
  • SRCD Policy Fellowship Panel and Reception
  • Continuing to Strengthen Connections: The Intersection of Child Development Research with Policy and Practice at the Federal Level
  • Investigating Early Childhood: Determining Your Match with Agency Initiatives and Priorities, and Available Datasets
  • Mock NIH Application Review and NIH Processes Revealed
  • Perspectives for Advancing Child Maltreatment Research and Public Health Implementation
  • The Institute of Education Sciences: Research Funding Opportunities and the Peer Review Process. 
To learn more about these sessions and others, please visit the SRCD Biennial Meeting online program.

Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit: April 21-24, 2015 in Portland. This summit is a three-and-a-half day, multi-disciplinary conference for professionals working in the areas of investigations, interviewing, assessment, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse, neglect and domestic violence. Click here to learn more.

Population Association of America Annual Meeting: April 30-May 2, 2015 in San Diego. PAA is a non-profit, scientific, professional organization that promotes research on population issues. Click here to learn more.

Society for Prevention Research: May 26-29, 2015 in Washington, DC. The SPR Annual Meeting provides a centrally integrated forum for the exchange of new concepts, methods, and results from prevention research and related public health fields; and by providing a forum for the communication between scientists, public policy leaders and practitioners concerning the implementation of evidence-based preventive interventions in all areas of public health. Click here to learn more.

American Psychological Association Convention: August 6-9, 2015 in Toronto. Registration for the APA 2015 Convention will be opening on April 15. Click here to learn more.

American Sociological Association: August 22-25, 2015 in Chicago. The theme of this 110th annual meeting will be “Sexualities in the Social World,” and registration is set to open on April 30. Click here to learn more.

Member News & Resources


Professor Lisa Goodman of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College has been awarded the 2014 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award. The award honors educators in psychology, medicine and law “who have inspired their students to create an organization which has demonstrably conferred a benefit to society or who has established a lasting basis, concept, procedure, or movement of comparable benefit.” Click here to read more.
 
Dolores Acevedo-Garcia and Pamela Joshi of Brandeis University’s Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy were recently interviewed for PBS Newshour on the topic of racial and ethnic equity in federal policies impacting child health. To read more,
click here.
 
Professor Todd Franke of the Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities at UCLA is leading a project aimed at increasing the participation in high quality early care and education of infants and young children involved in the child welfare system in the area of Long Beach, CA.  To read more about this project, click here.
 
The CWRU Schubert Center for Child Studies has recently released two publications that will be of interest to CFP Consortium members:
Getting It Right: Realigning Juvenile Corrections in Ohio to Reinvest in What Works and The Bridge to Somewhere: How Research Made its Way into Legislative Juvenile Justice Reform in Ohio.
 
A recent study conducted by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago evaluates the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services integrated assessment program and points to unmet mental health needs of children in foster care who are receiving kinship care.
Click here to read more.

Jens Ludwig of the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago was quoted in a New York Times article on closing the math gap for boys.
Click here to read the article.
 
Graduate Clinical Students Diane Loffmin, Heather Ness and Jamal El-Amin recently represented Clayton State University at the Domin Graduate Research Conference. Visit the Clayton State Master of Science in Psychology Facebook page to learn more.
 
Professor Martie Thomspon of Clemson University’s Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life led a team that received a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to develop a campus-wide suicide awareness and prevention program. To read more,
click here.
 
The National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University has launched a bimonthly online Book Club. The first book, discussed in January, was John Iceland’s “Poverty in America, a Handbook.” To read more about the Book Club and join, click here.
 
On February 6, Columbia University’s National Center for Children and Families Professor Sharon Lynn Kagan and Postdoctoral Research Scientist Rebecca Gomez presented at a Teacher’s College conference on the challenges and opportunities facing New York City as it completes the first year of free full-day pre-k for 50,000 4-year-olds.
Click here to read more.
 
On January 15, the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University welcomed Karl Pillemer as the new center director. Pillemer’s research examines human development over the life course, with a special emphasis on family and social relationships in middle age and beyond. To read more, click here.
 
The new Durham Children’s Data Center will be housed at and administered by Duke University’s Center for Child and Family Policy. The project—with partners including Durham County, the Durham Public Schools and Duke University—seeks to improve the lives of Durham’s children by fostering research that addresses vital policy and practice questions.  
Click here to read more.
 
Deborah Phillips, who co-directs Georgetown University’s Center for Research on Children in the United States, recently authored an op-ed in the Seattle Times entitled, “Seattle Prop 1B’s Design Get City’s Youngest Citizens off to the Best Start.” Click here to read more.
 
Research out of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University revealed that the decrease in national STEM degree attainment could be a result of merit-based aid.  For their study, GSU economics professor David Sjoquist and alumnus John Winters analyzed data from the nine states with major merit-aid programs. To read more,
click here.
 
The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has released an activities guide, entitled “Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence.” Each chapter of the guide contains activities designed to provide supports for enhancing and practicing executive function skills with children of different age ranges. Click here to download the guide and tools.
 
Elizabeth Powers of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign was recently featured in a column focusing on research related to the importance of high-quality child care for working families. To read more,
click here.
 
A study coordinated by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Family Resiliency Center investigated links between mothers’ employment status and their children’s weight over time, exploring the impact of potential mediators, such as children’s sleep and dietary habits, the amount of time they spent watching TV, and family mealtime routines. Click here to learn more.
 
Professor Karen Peterson of the University of Michigan’s Center for Human Growth and Potential recently participated in a TEDMED webcast discussing the role of the community in preventing childhood obesity. View the archived webcast
here.
 
The University of Minnesota’s Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health has released its Winter 2015 edition of Healthy Generations. This volume includes multidisciplinary articles on providing comprehensive health services to the approximately 7 million individuals who are in correctional supervision in the U.S. at a given time. To read more, click here.
 

Watch a new video by Sara Langworthy of the University of Minnesota’s Extension Children, Youth and Family Consortium on “trauma informed practice in schools.” The Consortium has also released new research reviews on how trauma gets under the skin (link), risk and resilience in homeless youth (link), and the effects of parental incarceration on families (link).
 
C. Cybele Raver and Pamela Morris of New York University’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change are working on a project titled "Strengthening the Research Architecture for High Quality Universal Pre-K: Leveraging the Opportunity of a Historic Expansion." They were subsequently quoted in multiple news articles, including this one from WNYC.
 
The Frank Porter Graham Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be hosting a workshop on May 12 entitled “BE WELL: Integrating Mindfulness for Working with Children, Families and Professionals.”  This interactive workshop will be held just prior to the start of the National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute in Chapel Hill.
Click here to learn more or to register.
 
Watch Professor James Spillane of the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University discuss research directions for the Common Core in this video, which was produced by the American Educational Research Association.
 
Emisha Young, a second year doctoral student affiliated with the Early Childhood Education Institute at the University of Oklahoma, has been selected as a scholar for the 2015 Frances Degen Horowitz Millennium Scholars Program, which is run by SRCD.
Click here to read more. 
 
The Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families at Oregon State University hosted a 2015 Family Impact Seminar entitled “Two-Generation Approaches to Poverty: A Conversation” with C. Cybele Raver and Greg Duncan. To learn more, click here.
 
Susan McHale of the Children, Youth and Families Consortium at Pennsylvania State University has been named a Pennsylvania State Distinguished Professor by the 
Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
To read more about Susan McHale’s research, click here.
 
Stephen Bagnato, of The Office of Child Development at the University of Pittsburgh, has been invited to serve as part of an expert panel at UNICEF that is working on the development of a manual and package of methodological guidelines, protocols, instructions, tools and training program/materials for an in-depth classification of child disability based on existing “best practice” observational approaches in resource-poor countries. To find out more, click here.
 
The Wonkblog of The Washington Post and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University featured an article published in Education Next by Sara McLanahan and Christopher Jencks of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing at Princeton University on the rise of single motherhood in America.  For more information, click
here.
 
New America EdCentral focused on the Preschool Yearbook in a recent media piece. The Preschool Yearbook is a publication of The National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University that looks at the state of pre-k across the U.S. Click here to read more.
 
Prudence Carter of Stanford University’s John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities is the co-author of a new paper urging school data collection, frank conversation, and adoption of new practices related to school discipline disparities. To learn more,
click here.
 
A new study by David Pedulla of the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin looks at romantic relationships, finding that the majority of young women and men prefer egalitarian relationships. For more information, click here.
 
On April 16, the Child and Family Research Partnership at the University of Texas at Austin will be hosting the “CFRP Symposium: Evidence-Based Policy and Its Limits,” with a keynote and book signing by Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution. To learn more about this half-day symposium,
click here.
 
The Elliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University will hold Student Presentation Day on March 27. Doctoral, master’s and undergraduate students will present their work on research, practice, and theory on applied child development. For more information, click here
 
Catherine Bradshaw, of Youth-Nex | The Center to Promote Effective Youth Development at the University of Virginia, spoke on bullying prevention at a recent congressional briefing on school safety and violence prevention. For more information,
click here.
 
The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy at Yale University will be hosting a number of upcoming events, including events on what genetic sequencing can teach us about psychiatric disorders, neurocognitive mechanisms in parenting and addiction, and primary prevention in child psychiatry. Click here to learn more.

Opportunities


Invitation to Join the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice
The Board of the interdisciplinary Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (Division 37 of APA) wishes to extend a warm invitation to our colleagues in the University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium to join our organization. SCFPP has shared interests with CFP and many opportunities for rewarding involvement for students, early career professionals and leaders. For more information, click here.
 
Webcast: IOM Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health. April 1-2
The IOM Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health (C-CAB) will hold its next workshop April 1-2, 2015.  It is open to the public and will be webcast. This workshop will be on sustaining funding for evidence-based programs and services that promote C-CAB, both with the Affordable Care Act and beyond. Click here to learn more.
 
Call for Applications: Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop. June 17-29 in New York City
The Columbia Population Research Center is now accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2015, which will be held June 17-19, 2015 at the Columbia School of Social Work in New York City. The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study is a national study following a birth cohort of (mostly) unmarried parents and their children, providing information about the capabilities, circumstances, and relationships of unwed parents, the wellbeing of their children, and the role of public policy in family and child wellbeing. The application deadline is Sunday, March 1, 2015. For more information, click here.
 
Call for Applications: New America’s Fellows Program

New America’s Fellows Program invests in thinkers — academics, journalists, independent scholars, and public policy analysts — who offer fresh and often unconventional perspectives on the major challenges facing our society. Fellows advance big ideas through research, reporting, analysis, and/or storytelling. Fellows benefit from a financial stipend, engagement with each other and with New America’s various policy programs, and the expanded audience and exposure from New America and its media partners. Precise terms and stipend levels of fellowships vary widely, as some fellows work full-time at New America in pursuit of their research, while many others have other professional commitments during the term of their fellowship. Click here for more information.

Internships, Fellowships, & Job Postings



Internships
 
APA Public Interest Policy Internships for 2015-2016
The American Psychological Association’s Public Interest Government Relations Office is seeking two graduate student interns for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Graduate student interns will gain first-hand knowledge of the ways in which psychological research can inform public policy and the roles psychology can play in its formulation and implementation. Applications are due by March 19. For more information, click here.

 

Postdoctoral Positions
 
Postdoctoral Research at Northwestern University and UCLA 
Scholars at Northwestern University and the University of California Los Angeles seek three Postdoctoral Fellows to participate in an innovative study of districts’ efforts to create greater alignment of preschool through grade 3 in mathematics. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in education, developmental psychology, sociology, public policy, or a related field. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information, click here.
 

NICHD-Funded Postdoctoral Position, University of Texas at Austin
The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin will have one opening for an NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2015.  This position is for one year, but is potentially renewable for a second year. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information, click here.
 


Other Positions in Academic and Non-Academic Settings
 
Program Manager, Buffet Early Childhood Institute, University of Nebraska
The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Program Manager to provide principal support and management of the Institute’s implementation of the Omaha area Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan. For more information, click here.

Infancy Faculty, Erikson Institute
Erikson Institute, one of the premier graduate schools in child development, invites applications for a clinical or tenure track, open rank (assistant, associate, or full professor) faculty position in our Master of Science Program in Child Development with Infancy Specialization. For more information, click here.
 
Research Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work
The University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is accepting applications for a Research Assistant Professor, a non-tenure track faculty position, within the Child Health Prevention and Promotion Research and Evaluation Team at The Institute for Innovation and Implementation (The Institute).  For more information on the position, and to apply, click here
 
Early Childhood Researcher, SRI Education

As part of the Center for Education and Human Services, the Early Childhood Researcher will assume major roles on teams conducting studies and evaluation of young children and early childhood programs that serve them and their families, working on early childhood data system and evaluation technical assistance projects, or supporting the validation and development of child assessments. For more information, click here.
 
Early Childhood Researcher/Technical Assistance Specialist, SRI Education
As part of the Center for Education and Human Services, the Early Childhood Researcher will assume major roles on teams working to provide technical assistance on early childhood data systems, improve the quality of child outcomes data collected in states, and use data for program improvement; and support state special education and early intervention programs in the implementation of systems change efforts to improve results for young children and their families. For more information, click here.
 
Senior Early Education Researcher, SRI Education
As part of the Center for Education and Human Services, the Senior Early Childhood Researcher will lead teams conducting studies and evaluation of young children and early childhood programs that serve them and their families or supporting the validation and development of child assessments. For more information, click here.
 
Evaluation Director, Washington DC Metro area, School Readiness Consulting (SRC)
SRC seeks an Evaluation Director to fill a new position that is responsible for leading the vision and execution of SRC’s evaluation work. The Evaluation Director will conceptualize and oversee research and evaluation activities. The Evaluation Director will supervise the Evaluation team, and integrate our evaluation work across the Practice and Policy divisions. For more information, click here.
 
Senior Research Associate, Brandeis University Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy

The Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at the Heller School at Brandeis University is looking for a Senior Research Associate. This person will provide quantitative, analytic, and data management and analysis for all data-related activities of a grant-funded research project focused on issues of racial/ethnic equity in population and child health and well-being. For more information, click here
 
Research Associate, Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
This person is a critical member of the Research Department and works to develop and execute all areas of GLSEN’s research program, which provides insight into lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in K-12 education, and evaluates the efficacy of GLSEN programs and recommended interventions. Click here for more information.
 
Institute Director, New York University Institute of Human Development and Social Change
New York University seeks a renowned and creative scholar to be appointed at the rank of tenured full professor both to direct its Institute of Human Development and Social Change and to join its faculties at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the College of Arts and Science, and/or the Wagner School of Public Service, effective September 1, 2015. Review of applications will begin March 9 and the will remain open until the position is filled. Click here for more information.
 
Associate, National Office, Council for a Strong America
The Council for a Strong America seeks a Research Associate to join their research team. CSA is the umbrella non-profit for five bi-partisan membership organizations – Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, Mission: Readiness, ReadyNation, Shepherding the Next Generation and Champions for America’s Future – all working toward the common goal of increasing effective investments in children and families that make our nation stronger in the future. Click here to apply.
 
Senior Manager, Policy Consultation, Ounce of Prevention
The Senior Manager, Policy Consultation, primarily provides policy and advocacy support to Ounce of Prevention’s state advocate and public sector partners and leads cross-state peer learning activities. Click here for more information.
 
Policy Analyst, Ounce of Prevention
The Policy Analyst’s primary responsibility is to support the National Policy Team’s consultation and peer learning work with state advocate partners in approximately 20 states. Click here for more information.
 
Policy Analyst, School District Consultation, Ounce of Prevention
The Policy Analyst, School District Consultation will support Ounce of Prevention’s efforts to provide support for school districts and local communities as key decision-makers in early learning policy and implementation. Click here for more information.
 
Director of Research, Chapin Hall
Chapin Hall Center for Children, an independent, not-for-profit, policy research center affiliated with the University of Chicago, seeks a Director of Research. The candidate selected for this position will be part of the Chapin Hall leadership team and will report directly to the Executive Director. Click here for more information.
 
Policy Associate, Chapin Hall
Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago is seeking an individual to serve as a member of policy team responsible for working with state and county-level child welfare systems to develop and implement coherent strategies for promoting child well-being, addressing trauma, improving permanency outcomes and, in many cases, integrating state- and county-specific federal Title IV-E waiver strategies into the practices of the entire system. Click here for more information.
 
Associate Researcher, Chapin Hall

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is seeking an individual to work with a team of researchers in conducting empirical, analytical and conceptual studies on child and family welfare research. The Associate Researcher’s main contribution to research projects is the statistical analysis and presentation of project data. Click here for more information.

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