- Georgia State Sets Research Funding RecordGeorgia State University has set a research funding record, receiving awards of $120.2 million in fiscal year 2016. The total exceeds the previous record set last year when faculty earned $101 million in research support. Georgia State’s research funding has grown by nearly $40 million in the past two years. “The increase in research awards… more » The post Georgia State Sets Research Funding Record appeared first on Research.News
- SafeCare Being Implemented with Families in New York Homeless SheltersThe goal of SafeCare is to teach effective parenting skills to families who are at risk for, or have histories of, maltreating young children (from birth through age five). At-risk families include young parents; parents with a history of depression or other mental health problems, substance abuse, or intellectual disabilities; foster parents; parents recently released… more » The post SafeCare Being Implemented with Families in New York Homeless Shelters appeared first on Research.News
- Donate to the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy DevelopmentSupport the crucial work of the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development and help prevent and redress child maltreatment, reduce family violence, and improve the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The post Donate to the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development appeared first on Research.News
- Georgia State Funds Eight Faculty Proposals as Part of Next Generation InitiativeGeorgia State University will fund eight faculty proposals as part of its Next Generation faculty program, a successor to the Second Century Initiative, which has brought 61 new faculty positions to the university over the last five years. Funding for the proposals is expected to be about $2 million in the next year. … more » The post Georgia State Funds Eight Faculty Proposals as Part of Next Generation Initiative appeared first on Research.News
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About the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development
The Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development is a university-level research center at Georgia State University committed to promoting the health, safety and well-being of children, adults and families through research, service, education, training and advocacy. The center emphasizes bringing scientific innovation into the everyday lives of people and their communities through translational and implementation research.
John R. Lutzker
The Director of the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development, Professor of Public Health, and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Georgia State University, John Lutzker is a leading expert in child neglect and maltreatment prevention. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in Developmental and Child Psychology and has worked in a variety of settings including academia (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, University of California, Irvine, Emory University), and the federal government (CDC as Distinguished Consultant and Chief, Prevention, Development and Evaluation Branch). Lutzker has had over 170 published articles, given over 450 presentations nationally and internationally, written 7 books, and given interviews for NPR, ABC’s Good Morning America, and served as a consultant for 60 Minutes.
Lutzker is responsible for developing one of the few evidence-based child maltreatment and neglect prevention programs, SafeCare, which is being implemented throughout the United and other countries internationally. The center’s mission is to promote the health, safety, well-being, and quality of life of children, adults, and families with and without disabilities through research, service, and advocacy.Read more about Lutzker
Promoting the health, safety, well-being, and contributions of children, adults, and families through research, service, education, training, and advocacy.
The Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development is home to:
- The Center for Leadership in Disability, translating research into sustainable community practices that contribute to independent, self-determined, inclusive and productive lives for people with disabilities and their families;
- The National SafeCare Training and Research Center, implementing nationwide the SafeCare model, an evidence-based home visitation family support program that has been shown to reduce child maltreatment among families with a history for maltreatment or with risk factors for maltreatment; and
- Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, focused on changing the way our nation thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.