OJJDP Releases Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2012: Selected Findings

Conducted biennially by OJJDP, the Juvenile Residential Facility Census collects information about facilities in which juvenile offenders are held and reports the number of youth who were injured or died in custody during the past 12 months. Findings from the 2012 census show that the juvenile offender population dropped 14 percent from 2010 to 2012 to 57,190 offenders younger than 21 on the census date, the lowest number since 1975. For the first time since 2000, more offenders were in local facilities on the census day in 2012 than were in state-operated facilities.

Call for Papers: Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference

 The Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference Call for Papers is now open. Abstracts are due August 19, 2016.

Call for CD Special Section

Child Development announces a call for papers for the special section “Inflection Points in Brain Development: Evidence for Plasticity during Childhood and Adolescence,” with guest editors Amanda Guyer (University of California, Davis), Koraly Perez-Edgar (The Pennsylvania State University), and Eveline Crone (Leiden University).

AERA Announces the AERA-SDL Fellowship Informational Webinar

AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper LearningInformational WebinarTuesday, May 10, 2016, 2:00pm to 3:00pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholars Program

Application Deadline:  June 30, 2016

$25,000 for fellowships and scholarships for graduate student research in the area of child psychology

Click [here] to view the American Psychological Foundation’s (APF) 2017 Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Fellowship Program, which seeks to nurture excellent young scholars for careers in areas of psychology, such as child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology. The program supports scholarly work contributing to the advancement of knowledge in these areas.

Second Annual Diversity Weekend Sponsored by the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota

The Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce its second annual Diversity Weekend scheduled for October 12-14, 2016, on the Minneapolis campus.

New Child Development Methodological Recommendations

In an effort to further Child Development’s tradition of publishing rigorous research, we announce new methodological recommendations for authors designed to support the production of accessible and reproducible, high-quality research without excluding innovative hypothesis-generating inquiry.  To satisfy these recommendations, we ask that authors address sample recruitment and selection, data collection and coding, descriptive statistical information, and model misspecification in the body of their manuscripts or as online supplements. 

OJJDP Releases Studying Deterrence Among High-Risk Adolescents

OJJDP Releases Studying Deterrence Among High-Risk Adolescents

Education Professionals Survey

Dr. Julia Jaekel and a team of students from the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville are conducting a study to determine what educational professionals know about preterm birth and its effects on children’s development.  The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.  Your participation would be greatly appreciated and would help to further the knowledge within this important field of research.  Survey Link: