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

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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News

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  • 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...

  • Study Among First to Link Childhood Hunger and Violence

    Study Among First to Link Childhood Hunger and Violence

    Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith professor of criminology and CCF faculty affiliate, published a study showing that children who often go hungry are twice as likely to exhibit impulsive, violent behavior later in life...

  • CCF Volunteer and BBS Alum Honored With Undergraduate Alumni Achievement Award

    CCF Volunteer and BBS Alum Honored With Undergraduate Alumni Achievement Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Conrad Capili for his UT Dallas 2016 Undergraduate Alumni Achievement Award. Dr. Capili worked with the Center for Children and Families while in his residency program at Children's Health to serve families through CCF's Screening Fairs...

Research

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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.