Fisher-Price gift to benefit child neglect research

by William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame has received a donation of 500 toys from Fisher-Price for a research project on predicting and preventing child neglect by adolescent mothers.p. The project is being directed by John Borkowski, McKenna Family Professor of Psychology at Notre Dame. It involves faculty and staff not only from Notre Dame, but also from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Kansas and Georgetown University. By studying a socially and culturally diverse nationwide group of 560 adolescent mothers, these researchers hope to propose systematic strategies to improve cognitive and emotional development in children born to adolescent mothers.p.

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