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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

INNOVATION IN ACTION

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 http://www.employment.harvard.edu. 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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September 14, 2014
In this column, authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn emphasize the importance of early intervention in breaking the cycle of poverty. Citing the work of Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff, they explain how adverse experiences associated with poverty can compromise brain development and undermine the foundations for healthy adult life. Such toxic stress can fuel the intergenerational transmission of poverty, making it "critical to intervene early," they argue, by supporting maternal health and new investments in the first years of life.

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Upcoming Event

One Brain, Many Genomes

Genomic Variability Between Single Neurons in Health and Disease

Chris Walsh .jpgChristopher A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Children's Hospital Boston
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Bullard Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Tuesday, September 30, 6:30 pm
Light refreshments served at 6:15 pm
The Biological Labs, Room 1080
16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge


This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Conte Center.

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