We report on the most important and highest quality research on child and family wellbeing and promote it through the broadcast and social media.
We want to share the new knowledge that researchers create worldwide with all those who can influence the quality of care for children, in particular, people who make policy and professionals who care for families and children.
The idea of this Blog started in a café at St Pancras Station in London in the spring of 2013. The idea quickly caught on, and within just months it had turned into an international collaboration spanning the UK, USA and Switzerland. Two leading academic institutions on both sides of the Atlantic are at the core of the Blog: The Future of Children at Princeton University and the Applied Developmental Psychology Research Group at the University of Cambridge. The funding from the Jacobs Foundation in Zurich – and their hands-on enthusiastic support for every aspect of the project – has been driving the project forward.
The Child and Family Blog is registered and managed by The Family Initiative, a UK registered charity (1170660) with an interest in translating research into good policy and practice.
Bridging the gap between research and raising children
Children and families are best served when policies and practice are based on the best available evidence. We work with the media to bridge the gap between the worlds of research, on the one hand, and policy making and practice, on the other, as well as to give new tools to parents and other family members who care for children.