Child Well-Being

Develop & Disseminate Knowledge

While research and investigation pertaining to the prevention of child abuse and neglect continue to be an important funding priority for the Child Well-being Program, the program recognizes a particular need for building a broader audience for this information. The recently renamed Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being (formerly known as the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect), a program which supports doctoral students engaged in this multidisciplinary area, is an important contribution to building research and practice capacity in the field. Other approaches might include the use of popular media.

For information on the availability of grants, visit the Grant-making Process page. 

Grants Awarded

Child Trends, Inc., Bethesda, MD
$400,000 over 4 years, awarded in 2015

To support the development of communications strategies and materials that raise awareness of state and local policymakers about the importance of promoting policies and interventions that positively influence child health and well-being.

National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Washington, D.C.
$600,000 over 3 years, awarded in 2015

To support the design and implementation of policies and programs that serve low-income parents and children.

CDC Foundation, Atlanta, GA
$150,000 over 2 years, awarded in 2013

To support engaging public health and community organizations in raising awareness about early childhood and health inequities. 

Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-being – seeking innovations to prevent child abuse and neglect
$2,397,791 over 5 years (awarded in 2009)
$2,071,000 over 5 years (awarded in 2012)
$3,410,325 over 5 years (awarded in 2014)

To support the creation and launch of the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-being – seeking innovations to prevent child abuse and neglect. The fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment.

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
$950,000 over 3 years (awarded in 2011)
$950,000 over 3 years (awarded in 2014)

To enhance the Center on the Developing Child's communications capacity, products and platforms for science-based knowledge dissemination.

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, Washington, DC
Promoting Awareness in the Media of Positive Parenting Strategies and Successful Practices that can Interrupt the Pathways to Child Abuse and Neglect
$1,175,000 over 3 years, awarded in 2014

To support the delivery of positive parenting strategies to media partners and their viewing audiences.