As economists float the proposal to give every U.S. newborn a “baby bond” account, Michael Sherraden, professor at the Brown School, says a solution already exists — Child Development Accounts, a policy concept first proposed in his groundbreaking 1991 book, “Assets and the Poor.”
Child abuse and neglect, also called “child maltreatment,” too often endanger the health, well-being and even lives of children. How do we solve this problem? Two professors at the Brown School offer advice in a new book titled, “After the Cradle Falls: What Child Abuse Is, How We Respond To It, And What You Can Do About it.”
Millions of Asian families use cookstoves and often fuel them with cheap biofuels to prepare food. But the smoke emitted from these cookstoves has a definite, detrimental environmental impact, particularly in India. New research from Washington University in St. Louis offers a clearer picture of the topic’s true scope.
African-American girls with strong racial identity are more likely to be academically curious and persistent in school, according to a recent study from Washington University in St. Louis.
Feeding eggs to infants could provide them with key nutrients for better brains. A Brown School study finds infants who were introduced to eggs beginning at 6 months showed significantly higher blood concentrations of key nutrients.
Brown School social work student Luther Tyus spent nearly a decade as a St. Louis-area police officer. Now, he is studying both policy solutions and ways to improve officer training to address excessive use of force by police.
The Brown School is launching a series of post-master’s certificate programs, beginning this spring with a course on creating effective supports for parents and families.
Faculty at the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change, a collaboration among Washington University, Duke University and Centene Corp., share what it takes to make bad habits into good ones.
As a survivor of sex trafficking, Katie Rhoades, MSW ’11, is passionate about helping women in the commercial sex industry. After graduating from the Brown School, she founded Healing Action, a nonprofit that helps women move on from their trauma.
Nearly 30 percent of U.S. college students drop out in their first year, on average. One segment of a campus population shown to experience a particularly difficult time fitting in: underrepresented minority students. Now, a new intervention program being implemented through the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis aims to help minority students feel that they belong on campus.