Payne funded by Guilford County Partnership for Children
Dr. Chris Payne (Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships) received funding from the Guilford County Partnership for Children for the project “Promoting Positive Development: Bringing Out the Best.” Social-emotional development and school readiness/success in young children is clearly linked with children who have behavioral or emotional challenges being at risk not only for later mental health challenges but also for school failure. This project will increase school readiness/success by improving the quality of the daycare/preschool experience for these infants and young children, the abstract notes.
Additionally, Payne received funding from the Guilford County Partnership for Children for the project JCITI: Supporting Vulnerable Children and Families. The purpose of the Juvenile Court Infant Toddler Initiative (JCITI) is 1) to increase awareness among all those who work with maltreated infants and toddlers about the negative impact of abuse and neglect on very young children, and 2) to change local systems to improve outcomes and prevent future court involvement in the lives of very young children, thereby reducing the risk for abuse and neglect among infants and young children in Guilford County.