Research & Resource Fair Annual Forum 2016 - 2017 Crece Conmigo (Grow With Me) Juega Conmigo (Play With Me) Questions About Your Child?

Research & Resource Fair

Join us on Thursday, October 20th for the Annual Research & Resource Fair from 2 - 4pm in the Visitor Center Atrium...

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Annual Forum 2016 - 2017

Save the Date for the Center for Children and Families' 7th Annual Forum...

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Crece Conmigo (Grow With Me)

Formerly the Infant Development Program, the Crece Conmigo (Grow With Me) program seeks to identify developmental delays among children ages 0-5...

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Juega Conmigo (Play With Me)

Juega Conmigo is a playful-learning program for children ages 0 - 3 together with their parents. We are recruiting participants now for our summer 2016 programs...

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Questions About Your Child?

Our Resource and Referral Program offers free consultations and referrals for families, educators and professionals.

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  • Center Director Visits Norway for Social Development Research

    Center Director Visits Norway for Social Development Research

    Dr. Margaret T. Owen, center director and Robinson Family professor of psychology, recently returned from Norway where she is working on a study of early stimulation in the family and children's school outcomes...

  • Study Finds Court Costs Increase Recidivism Among Sample Population

    Study Finds Court Costs Increase Recidivism Among Sample Population

    A recent study by Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith professor of criminology and CCF faculty affiliate, found that unrealistic fines and fees contribute to recidivism for adolescent offenders, and the effects are greatest among the poor and racial minorities...

  • Alex R. Piquero: How Childhood Hunger Leads to Adult Violence

    Alex R. Piquero: How Childhood Hunger Leads to Adult Violence

    Dr. Alex Piquero discusses his study on childhood hunger and adult violence and ways to provide aid, services, outreach, and programs to North Texas families in need...

  • Couples Daily Lives Study Seeks Participants

    Couples Daily Lives Study Seeks Participants

    Dr. Karen J. Prager, professor of psychology and CCF faculty affiliate, invites qualified couples to participate in her Couples Daily Lives Study. This study will examine day-to-day positive and negative encounters within a couple’s relationship. Couples must be at least 20 years old and have been living together for at least six months. Those who complete the study will receive $65...


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  • Research of Center Affiliates

  • The Couples’ Daily Lives Project

    Directed by Dr. Karen Prager, this lab examines day-to-day couple conflict and intimacy as they affect partners' relationship satisfaction. They are especially interested in how couples reconcile emotionally after conflict, and the impact of their reconciliation efforts on the health of their relationship.

  • The Developmental Neurolinguistics Lab

    Directed by Dr. Mandy Maguire, this lab is focused on understanding how children learn language and how the brain processes language in general.

  • The Healthy Development Project

    Directed by Dr. Shayla Holub, this lab works to understand factors that promote healthy social, emotional, and physical growth in children and families.

  • The Think Lab

    Directed by Dr. Candice Mills, this lab studies how children and adults think about the world around them, including how children and adults decide how much to believe the information they encounter, how they evaluate their own knowledge, and how children determine what someone is likely to know.

  • Social Communication Lab

    Directed by Dr. Pamela Rollins, this lab focuses on understanding and facilitating social communication in infants and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • The Personality and Interpersonal Relationships (PAIR) Lab

    Directed by Dr. Rob Ackerman, this lab investigates how developmental experiences and personality traits help to shape the course and quality of interpersonal relationships, including romantic relationships, family relationships, and roommate relationships.