The Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict has received a $1 million grant from the Jacobs Foundation of Switzerland to study the long-term well-being of Palestinian youth.
Egyptian revolution that began on January 25, 2011. It starts with postings from Brian Barber’s stay in Egypt between February 18 and March 13 when he observed the immediate aftermath of the revolution and began studying youth involvement in it. Funding was then received from the Jacobs Foundation, Switzerland to do quarterly interviews with key youths, a national survey, and a documentary. The CO-PI is James Youniss of Catholic University, DC.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded the center to evaluate Caring Across Communities, a national demonstration project of school-based mental health services for refugee and immigrant children. This project is being lead by Clea McNeely and Katharine Sprecher. The goal of this comparative case study is to identify the critical components that make services appropriate for and accessible to refugee children and their families. A preliminary evaluation report is available here.
Dr. Marisa O. Ensor’s current project is a longitudinal investigation of the dynamics of transitional justice in the ongoing process of post-conflict reconstruction in South Sudan, with a focus on the role of displaced youth.