Launch of The Child & Family Blog
The Jacobs Foundation, The Future of Children at Princeton University (USA) and the Applied Developmental Psychology Research Group at the University of Cambridge (UK) have jointly launched The Child & Family Blog.
The three partners conduct and share research on families and children, and they look for ways to make the world a better place for them. They have set up The Child & Family Blog
www.childandfamilyblog.com because they want to share the new knowledge that researchers create worldwide with all those who want to improve the lives of children—people who make policy, professionals who care for families and children, and families themselves.
How it started
The idea of this Blog started in a café at St Pancras Station in London in the spring of 2013. The idea quickly caught on, and within just months it had turned into an international collaboration spanning the UK, USA and Switzerland. Two leading academic institutions on both sides of the Atlantic are at the core of the Blog: The Future of Children at Princeton University and the Applied Developmental Psychology Research Group at the University of Cambridge. The Jacobs Foundation is funding this ambitious project with the joint mission to bridge the gap between research and raising children
How it works
Children and families are best served when policies and practice are based on the best available evidence. The Child & Family Blog works with the media to bridge the gap between the worlds of research, on the one hand, and policy making and practice, on the other, as well as to give new tools to parents and other family members who care for children.
The academic partners
The Applied Developmental Psychology Research Group at the University of Cambridge (UK) is internationally known for its research on the capacities of child witnesses and offenders and on the developmental determinants of psychological adjustment in childhood and adolescence, with particular focus on parent-child relationships in traditional and non-traditional families.
The Future of Children at Princeton University (USA) is a collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution. It promotes effective policies and programs for children by providing timely, objective information based on the best available research.