In addition to the work the director, staff, and affiliated faculty do on projects, initiatives, and learning opportunities, the Center on the Developing Child also sponsors and participates in a wide variety of events and activities, both domestically and internationally. Check back often for the latest publication releases, news about the Center, and a selection of recent media coverage of Center initiatives and faculty.

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FIND: Using Science to Coach Caregivers


FIND: Using Science to Coach Caregivers

At Children’s Home Society of Washington, social service providers are using video clips of parents interacting with their young children to help the parents identify their own strengths and learn which interactions best promote healthy development. Created in partnership with researchers at the University of Oregon and Oregon Social Learning Center, this intervention supports positive interactions in young families facing adversity and models an innovative co-creation and testing process for science-based strategies. Learn more in this Innovation in Action video, the second in this series of portraits that focuses on innovative, collaborative work as part of Frontiers of Innovation.

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Any available full-time positions at the Center are posted on Harvard’s employment Web site at All applicants for employment with Harvard University must apply for the specific job opening through its Web site.

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Student Employment

Throughout the year, the Center offers work for highly motivated students in its offices at 50 Church Street and in the labs of our affiliated faculty across the campus. 

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January 20, 2015

This four-part series from journalist Arielle Levin Becker takes an in-depth look at the effects of severe childhood adversity on mental and physical health. Together, the articles detail how toxic stress impacts the body, the protective effects of a secure relationship with a caregiver, and ways to identify and prevent problems that threaten child well-being. The piece features the Center’s findings on toxic stress, as well as interviews with Frontiers of Innovation network member Kia Levey and National Scientific Council on the Developing Child member Megan Gunnar.

January 20, 2015

As part of its "Healthy States" initiative, Minnesota Public Radio presents this story on the science of toxic stress and the role early brain development plays in supporting lifelong health. The program begins with a keynote by National Scientific Council on the Developing Child member Megan Gunnar, who emphasizes "the importance of healthy child development for a sustainable state and nation."

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