Organization profile

Organization profile

The Children, Youth and Family Consortium was established during the Fall of 1991 to build the capacity of the University of Minnesota and Minnesota communities to use research to inform policy and enhance practice to improve the well-being of Minnesota's children, youth and families.

Core Functions

  1. Generate knowledge - CYFC recruits faculty and students of diverse disciplines to conduct research responsive to community defined needs.

  2. Catalyze research - CYFC brings together faculty of diverse disciplines and community members to explore research partnerships and provides grant writing support, ongoing coordination of collaborations and assistance in disseminating findings to public, practitioner and policy audiences.

  3. Translate research - CYFC uses a variety of mechanisms, such as web and print communication, events and seminars to provide audiences with research-based information in a manner that is accessible and applicable to their work.

  4. Policy education - CYFC works with the Minnesota legislature and other policy makers to bring research to decision-makers and to encourage an evidence-based approach to policy-making and implementation.

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Children, Youth, and Families Consortium is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organization's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Pregnancy Medicine & Life Sciences
Mothers Medicine & Life Sciences
Hippocampus Medicine & Life Sciences
Child Development Medicine & Life Sciences
Diabetes Mellitus Medicine & Life Sciences
Brain Medicine & Life Sciences
Recognition (Psychology) Medicine & Life Sciences

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Cari C Michaels

Person: Extension Education


Projects 2008 2015

child education
child welfare

Facilitation of Recommendations for Office of Early Lear

Cadigan, K.



Project: Research project


Family Impact Policy Initiative

Cadigan, K.



Project: Research project

Research Output 2015 2015

2 Citations (Scopus)

Functional and Anatomic Consequences of Diabetic Pregnancy on Memory in Ten-Year-Old Children

Jabès, A., Thomas, K. M., Langworthy, S. E., Georgieff, M. K. & Nelson, C. A., Sep 12 2015, In : Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 36, 7, p. 529-535 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Development
Diabetes Mellitus