Father and son

The William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families brings scholars together to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research in support of healthy development across the human lifespan.

The center encourages basic and translational research that can have a broad impact in three key areas: income and health disparities; developmental disabilities and psychopathology; and optimization of development, education, and learning. Read More

Kristin Valentino Receives Major NIH Grant


Kristin Valentino has received a major research grant from the National Institutes of Health to test a brief intervention for maltreated preschool-aged children and their mothers to ameliorate the emotional, social, and cognitive effects of abuse and neglect. Read more. Learn more about Dr. Valentino’s Development and Psychopathology Laboratory or view the University’s press release about this project.