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Adult helping a child to use a laptop computer
August 27, 2020
In response to the ongoing needs of children with autism, their families, and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic, FPG's autism team has released a new collection of resources that offers comprehensive support and guidance for navigating the virtual school environment.
Book cover
August 24, 2020
Karen Bluth, PhD, an FPG faculty fellow with the UNC Department of Psychiatry, has written a new book to help teens coping with self-judgment and self-criticism.
Wendy Morgan
August 17, 2020
Meet our Learning and Development Senior Strategist Wendy Morgan, whose work helps others build projects that support the healthy development of children in our community.
Young boy climbing a rope tower
August 13, 2020
The 2020 Impact Report is now available. In this year's report, you'll learn about the ways in which we're re-rooting ourselves in proven areas of excellence—such as early care and education—and branching out where we see outstanding needs.
Young girl playing with hula hoop
August 4, 2020
Last month, FPG welcomed ten new members to its Executive Leadership Board, which was established in 2001 to guide the Institute in its mission to conduct research that makes a difference in children's lives, supports families, and informs public policy.
Marvin H. McKinney
August 3, 2020
Marvin McKinney has spent his entire career committed to breaking down barriers of racial and economic inequality that put children, and their meaningful development in this world, at risk. Now a program dedicated to supporting and cultivating young scholars bears his name.
young child playing with train
July 23, 2020
The Institute of Education Sciences has awarded two new grants to investigators at FPG for their continued work to advance the field of early learning.
screen shot of virtual home visit
July 21, 2020
FPG's Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) has produced a new collection of videos to help support both families of young children with disabilities and their practitioners in successful virtual visits.
Howard Lee
July 13, 2020
Seven members of FPG's Executive Leadership Board retired at the end of June, having offered many collective years of dedicated service to the Institute and its mission of advancing knowledge that transforms the lives of all children.
Jordan McNeill
June 29, 2020
McNeill was awarded this year's James J. Gallagher Dissertation Award for her research examining early-career teacher perspectives about how evidence-based practices for students with autism are implemented in classrooms.
Julie Austen
June 25, 2020
Julie Austen says that the nontraditional path she found herself on informs her whole-hearted dedication to the kinds of systems-level change and capacity building that advances the quality of life for all children.
katherine neer
June 17, 2020
A UNC alumna, Katherine Fordham Neer comes to FPG with almost 20 years of experience in communications and marketing across a range of organizations, from private companies to academic institutions, and non-profits to the fortune 500.
Allison Metz speaking at the 2019 Summer Institute
June 15, 2020
FPG's National Implementation Research Network will host a free, virtual session of the 2020 Summer Institute for Implementation Science June 18, 2020, in partnership with the Jordan Institute for Families in the UNC School of Social Work.
Sherika Hill
June 11, 2020
Sherika Hill, PhD, joined FPG on June 1, as Research and Policy Liaison ready to help researchers build bridges between their discoveries and those who will benefit from them most.
Institute logo
June 4, 2020
We wish to offer our condolences to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others whose lives were taken by persons—some sworn to protect—who refused to recognize their humanity and right to life . . .
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.