Christina Christopoulos

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This article describes the Durham Family Initiative (DFI), an innovative effort to bring together child welfare and juvenile justice systems to reach DFI's goal of reducing the child abuse rate in Durham, North Carolina, by 50% within the next 10 years. DFI will follow principles of a preventive system of care (PSoC), which focuses on nurturing the healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE As nurse home visiting to prevent child maltreatment grows in popularity with both program administrators and legislators, it is important to understand engagement in such programs in order to improve their community-wide effects. This report examines family demographic and infant health risk factors that predict engagement and follow-through in a(More)
is a research scholar with the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University. Dr. Rosanbalm is trained as a child clinical and quantitative psychologist. Her work focuses on child maltreatment prevention and early parenting. Her projects have included the development of a standardized universal risk screening and referral process for low-income(More)
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