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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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Full-Time Employment

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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June 26, 2014
As part of its neuroscience-focused series "Brain Matters," public radio station WBUR explores the science behind the effects of abuse and neglect on the developing brain. The story features interviews with Center-affiliated faculty member Charles A. Nelson III and Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff. Nelson speaks about his work on how profound early deprivation impairs healthy development, while Shonkoff calls for an urgent public health response to childhood neglect. Excerpts from this piece also appear in a June 26 story from WBUR's "Radio Boston" that includes a more in-depth interview with Shonkoff.

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HCDC Info SessionUpcoming Event

Information Session

Monday, September 8, 2014
4:00 - 5:30 pm

Presentation at 4:15 pm by Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D.

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Gutman Conference Center, Lower Level
6 Appian Way, Cambridge 

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