Our team routinely publishes in diverse outlets.

Below, find CRESP reports and journal articles on issues of education, nutrition, health, and social policy. Use the search bar to narrow the selection by author, title, description, or keywords.

Publications

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Using Youth Risk Behavior Survey data to analyze housing instability among Delaware public school students

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This study provides information about the prevalence, living conditions, and demographic characteristics of housing instability among students in the state of Delaware. Data were obtained from the Delaware Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) for the 2011 …

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K12 Teacher Academy Survey Results

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K12 Teacher Academy Survey Results The Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) at the University of Delaware (UD) was asked by the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) to examine one of their career pathways: the K12 Teacher Acade …

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Parent Perspectives on Family-Based Psychological Interventions for Congenital Heart Disease

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Parents of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) want individualized, formal psychosocial support during their children’s in-hospital stays, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics. The study by researchers from Nemours C …

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Understanding the Landscape of Default Beverage Policies and Preliminary Data from Delaware Restaurants

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The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) such as soda and energy drinks has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, among other negative health outcomes. The consumption of SSBs is of particular concern for children, because the …

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Bookworms Case Study Brief

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In the summer of 2018, the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) at the University of Delaware (UD) was approached to conduct a case study of the implementation of the Bookworms curriculum at a Case Study District (CSD) in rural So …

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Bookworms Case Study Report

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In the summer of 2018, the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) at the University of Delaware (UD) was approached by staff of UD’s Professional Development Center for Educators (PDCE) to conduct a case study of the implementation …

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Mapping the Field: Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice

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The use of research evidence (URE) in policy and practice is relevant to many academic disciplines; and indeed many policy and practice domains. Different methods and approaches to measuring, evaluating, promoting and describing the various ways in whi …

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Food and Public Health: A Practical Introduction

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A new introduction to public health’s most elemental topic Food is baked in to most things that public health is and does. But for a field charged with carrying torches as divergent as anti-hunger and anti-obesity, it’s unlikely, even impossible, to sh …

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Mental and Behavioral Health

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The prevalence—as well as social and economic costs—of mental, emotional, and behavioral health disorders among American students is alarming. According to the National Academy of Medicine, nearly 1 in every 5 American students struggles with mental, e …

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Responsive Classroom

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For too many students and teachers, a nurturing, safe, positive school climate is out of reach. Issues such as adverse childhood experiences, bullying, and chronic absenteeism present daily challenges. Measures to address these challenges have fallen s …

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