Prevention Research and Policy-Making: Opportunities and Lessons Learned

Publication Date: June 23, 2008

In spite of important advances in our knowledge and understanding of children’s development and positive influences from family, schools, and the community, there remain substantial gaps between findings from research and the policies that affect children. In this session, Mark Greenberg discusses the role that human development researchers can play in changing policy at the local, state, and national levels. There are a number of assumptions and beliefs that undermine effective connections between researchers and policymakers. Dr. Greenberg suggests strategies for addressing these challenges and successfully forging these partnerships. His discussion offers examples of partnerships that have made a real difference for schools, families, and communities.

Head Start's 9th National Research Conference

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