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Four adults meeting at a table
May 28, 2020
FPG continues to find original and groundbreaking ways to position its work under our strategic plan, which builds on the Institute's legacy as one of the nation's foremost multidisciplinary centers devoted to the study of children from infancy to adolescence.
The Old Well at UNC-Chapel Hill
May 26, 2020
FPG's Implementation Division is pleased to welcome four interns for its inaugural cohort of the Implementation Division Summer Internship Program.
Young child peeking through play tunnel
May 22, 2020
FPG is proud to welcome its first interns for the newly created Summer Internship for Underrepresented Students, Dylan Brown and Briana Blakeney.
Allegra Midgette
May 18, 2020
Allegra Midgette discusses her research on children's and adolescents' social and moral development, the influence of culture on development, and how families and teachers can support their children in becoming better people.
Adult showing a child a photo via webcam
May 5, 2020
UNC senior Morgan Whithaus has a passion for teaching and, thanks to an internship with TRI, a new skill set for providing evidence-based reading instruction for young students struggling in learning how to read.
Allison Metz
April 29, 2020
Allison Metz will appear on a panel for the webinar "Learn to Develop a Preventive Child Welfare Practice Model for the Family First Act," hosted by the Anne E. Casey Foundation on April 29, at 1:00 pm EST.
Boy playing with small toy
April 27, 2020
Investigators at FPG have completed an updated systematic review of literature related to interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, uncovering new information on what practices produce positive outcomes for children and youth through age 22.
Two smiling adults standing near one another
April 23, 2020
FPG's autism team continues to extend the scope of their trusted resources for children and adults with autism, reaching a global audience with their evidence-based practices that can help individuals with autism and their families navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anna Morgan
April 14, 2020
In recognition of her commitment to investigating the tools children and adolescents need to live their best lives, Anna Morgan has received the inaugural Barbara Davis Goldman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.
Adult and child hugging
April 9, 2020
Researchers at FPG provided support for a literature review on engaging families for the Get Ready Guilford Initiative (GRGI), a multi-year program to improve outcomes for young children in Guilford County, North Carolina.
Young girl drawing with crayons
April 6, 2020
The NC Statewide Birth-5 Needs Assessment sought the perspectives of family members and early childhood care providers to outline the strengths and challenges of the state's early childhood care and education services and to lay the foundation for the way forward.
Adult and young child playing with a puzzle
March 30, 2020
FPG's Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) has been identified by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services as a hub for best practices in distance learning for young children with disabilities.
Teenager smiling while looking away from camera
March 23, 2020
The COVID-19 epidemic can be particularly tough for teenagers. With schools closed, spring sports canceled, and beloved activities on hold, teenagers–who are already navigating a world of physical and mental changes–may feel more anxiety than ever.
Young boy playing at home
March 19, 2020
A new online toolkit from an interdisciplinary team at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will help families and caregivers supporting individuals with autism during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Diana Fishbein
March 17, 2020
Translating scientific research findings into practices and policies that work has long been a passion for behavioral neuroscientist Diana 'Denni' Fishbein.
Joseph Sparling speaking to audience
March 13, 2020
On March 9, FPG hosted a free screening of the documentary Brain Matters in partnership with Carolina Public Humanities, introducing an interdisciplinary audience to the science of early childhood development and how early experiences impact individuals across the lifespan.
Smiling child holding small toy
March 9, 2020
The Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM) project at FPG has reached a major new milestone with 100,000 users turning to AFIRM for the evidence-based practices that can help learners with autism spectrum disorder.
Barbara Hanna Wasik
March 3, 2020
With a generous gift to FPG, Wasik has established a new lecture to bring together faculty, students, and researchers from across Carolina's campus and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations that will generate new ideas for exploration.
US map with aRPy logos
February 19, 2020
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) at FPG has selected its 2020 cohort of 'aRPy ambassadors' from across the country to help implement official recommended practices for the care and education of young children with disabilities.
Kylie Garber Bezdek
February 12, 2020
Kylie Garber Bezdek, a UNC doctoral student in developmental psychology who works on multiple projects within FPG, has received a state policy fellowship from the Society for Research in Child Development.

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