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DFPM RED focuses on family and environmental factors linked with poor health, growth, and psychosocial development of children. We conduct research to test theoretical models, collaborate with community partners to implement and evaluate programs, train on research-based models, and translate those models into community settings.

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We partner with communities to implement and evaluate programs intended to improve outcomes for families and children. Usually, these programs have a mission to support parents and children at risk for poor health and development.

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Training & Translational Research

Most of our projects take research-based knowledge and translate it into practice. Our training programs target professionals in community-based settings such as early care and education, mental health, home visits, shelters and substance abuse treatment.


Program Evaluation

We collaborate with community agencies to provide process and outcome evaluation of the implementation of interventions.

Research & Development

Our research partners our academic expertise with real-world experience to develop assessment tools used in community settings.

We are very active!

See where RED is at work

Read our Annual Report (2016)

Read our Annual Report (2015)

See how our programs link to the Teaching Pyramid

View all Research & Evaluation Projects

View all Professional Development Opportunities