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Research conference on child and family policy

New research presented on education, health, and more

Society for Research in Child Development

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) will hold a meeting at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town April 3 - April 5, 2014. This meeting focuses on Strengthening Connections Among Child and Family Research, Policy and Practice. Leading researchers from around the world will be presenting findings from the latest research on children and families and the programs and policies affecting them.

Some of the presentations that might interest reporters will focus on:

  • Putting the science of early education into practice
  • Research and policy connections in education, home visiting, and teen pregnancy
  • Evaluating Obama's evidence-based initiatives
  • Strengthening the connections between incarcerated teen fathers and their children
  • Changing the way we think about children facing adversity through advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and epigenetics
  • Federally subsidized food programs and child health
  • Preventing violence in the lives of children

All presentations at this meeting will be embargoed for release on Thursday, April 3, 6:00 am Eastern. Reporters are encouraged to search the program for additional newsworthy presentations. To register for free as a reporter, or for more information on contacting specific presenters, please contact Sarah Mancoll at or (202) 289-7905. Reporters should register as soon as possible as there are a limited number of spaces still open.


SRCD was established in 1933 by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. The Society's goals are to advance interdisciplinary and international research in child development and to encourage applications of research findings. Its membership of more than 5,700 scientists is representative of the various disciplines and professions that contribute to knowledge of child development. SRCD publishes the premier journal in the field, Child Development.

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