The Applied Developmental Psychology Research Group at the University of Cambridge is internationally known for its research on the capacities of child witnesses and offenders and on the developmental determinants of psychological adjustment in childhood and adolescence, with particular focus on parent-child relationships in traditional and non-traditional families.

The Future of Children is a collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution. It promotes effective policies and programs for children by providing timely, objective information based on the best available research.

The Jacobs Foundation is one of the world’s leading charitable foundations dedicated to research and innovation for children and youth. The Foundation was established in 1989 by Klaus J. Jacobs and his family in an effort to benefit future generations by providing young people with better opportunities for development, so that they can become productive and socially responsible members of society. The Foundation’s role is to serve as a source of ideas and a promoter of innovation in the field of child and youth development.

family initiative

The Family Initiative is a UK registered charity that promotes support for family relationships around the care of children. It manages a variety of innovative projects that deliver services to children and report on new research.

We report on important and high quality research on how family influences child development, both social/emotional and cognitive. We draw from this research the implications for policy and practice relating to children and families.

We want to share the new knowledge with all those who can influence the quality of care for children, in particular, people who make policy and people who design and manage family and child services.

This project is a partnership between the University of Cambridge (UK), the University of Princeton Future of Children project (USA) and the Jacobs Foundation (Switzerland).

The project is managed by The Family Initiative (UK) and funded by the Jacobs Foundation.