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Child Development

Children wearing masks and spaced apart in a classroom

Op/ed: Education Epidemic Behind the Mask

Policies Must Take Into Account COVID-Related Mental and Physical Health Inequities

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Can Parenting Blunt the Pandemic’s Blow to Kids?

Global Study Looks at How COVID-19 Alters Family Relations

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Family in Nairobi, Kenya

Does It Still ‘Take a Village?’

UMD-led Research to Study Changing Family Dynamics and Child Health in Africa

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Research: Infant Temperament Predicts Adult Personality, Mental Health Issues

30-Year UMD Study Finds Links to Introversion, Anxiety

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Op/ed: Lessons on Battling Bias

Schools Can Help Kids Overcome Prejudice by Encouraging Diverse Friendships, Researcher Says

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Op/Ed: Alexa, What’s a Reliable Source?

Education Researcher Studies How Children Get Answers, and Assess Their Validity, in the Information Age

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Research: How Durable Are Foster Care’s Benefits?

$3.4M NIH Grant Allows Long-term Study of Romanian Children Who Were Institutionalized to Follow Them as Adults

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X’ing Out Exclusion

NIH Awards $1.67M for Research on Promoting Diverse Friendships, Reducing Bias in Childhood

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Dual Benefit of Language Immersion Programs?

U.S. Department of Education Awards $1.4M for UMD-Led Study of Cognitive, Reading Effects

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Illustration of a spilled bottle of pills next to a bottle of prenatal vitamins and a book about what to expect when you're expecting

Research to Investigate Effects of Fetal Exposure to Opioids

UMD-led Study Part of NIH Initiative to Solve U.S. Opioid Crisis

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Treatment Together

Study Explores Benefits of Addressing Undiagnosed Parental ADHD For Children With the Disorder

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Study: Indian “Sesame Street” Improves Preschoolers’ Skills

Research Finds Gains in Identifying Letters, Numbers, More

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