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Research Projects

In order to generate new understanding and provide direction about the most useful practices and appropriate policies for youth development, the center focuses on multi-investigator, cross-disciplinary systematic research efforts.

SEED FUNDING: Youth-Nex also provides its own funding for promising research related to positive youth development through an annual University-wide Request for Proposals. See seed-funded projects.

See the Youth-Nex Funding Resource page for research grant funding opportunities.

Avoiding Risk

Engaged Citizenship

Healthy Lifestyles

Supportive Relationships


"Preventing Adolescent Dating Abuse With A Smartphone" - Katrina Debnam, Ph.D. - AUDIO

Director, Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University - Position Opening - Details

Video Posted:
Roger P. Weissberg, Ph.D. - WATCH HERE - "Enhancing the Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning of Preschool to High School Students Across the United States"

Velma McBride Murry, Ph.D.
Video: Social Justice and Health Equity across the Life Course (click bottom link on page)

Monticello Event "Memory, Mourning, Mobilization: Legacies of Slavery and Freedom in America"

The Power of the Internet for Positive Action – What One Little Girl Did to Change Her School

To Gauge the Health of Your Whole Community, Look to Your Teens

Are Kids Getting More Virtuous?

Youth Online - An Interactive Youth Behavior Data Exploration Tool


Interactive Books

Let's Talk After-School e-Book


Physical Health & Well-Being e-Book

Middle School e-Book

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