Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine August 2020: "Focus: Medical Education"
As medical knowledge grows and evolves, so do the methods by which it is taught to the next generation of doctors and nurses. New technologies, methods, and perspectives offer exciting opportunities to improve medical education, whether in the traditional classroom setting or online via remote learning. Original cover design by Peter Harris.Source: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
PEER Supports Bridgeport Early Childhood Social-Emotional Learning Initiative
In an effort to promote coordinated, high quality SEL programming and supports for the young children and families of Bridgeport, a number of local stakeholders came together in the summer of 2018 to launch the Bridgeport Early Childhood SEL Initiative (BECSELI). The initiative is led by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and PEER is contributing as an evaluation partner. Several of PEER’s member organizations serve on the BECSELI Steering Committee.
Comer School Development Program at Yale Child Study Center Is Featured in Major Report
The Comer School Development Program (SDP) at the Yale Child Study Center and its work to support the whole student are cited as an exemplary approach to supporting students’ social, emotional, and academic development in a report released by a prestigious national commission.
Mood meters, phone apps help Hinsdale District 86 students manage emotions
Social emotional learning has become as important a topic in education as science, technology, engineering and math. Unlike those subjects, social and emotional learning sounds warm and fuzzy. But the staff at Hinsdale High School District 86 says social and emotional learning involves teaching concrete skills.Source: Chicago Tribune
Four mindful back-to-school questions to build emotional intelligence
Too few classrooms today are teaching the tenets of emotional intelligence. It takes a team effort on the part of the parents and teachers to help young learners more effectively communicate and regulate how they’re feeling. So where should parent-teacher collaborations start? Marc Brackett, Ph.D., Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and Chris Frank, director of research initiatives at Class Dojo, outline four questions parents and teachers can ask young learners that will help to spot issues early, and identify concerns and opportunities to spark a more meaningful conversation with them about emotions.Source: Washington Post
Autism course celebrates 30 years
An innovative Yale course on the study and treatment of autism is now entering its fourth decade. Autism and Related Disorders, founded in 1984 by chair of the Yale Child Studies Center Fred Volkmar, features lectures by experts in the field and weekly clinical experience with autistic children in the community. The course is part of the Yale Child Study Center’s Autism Program, which encompasses lab-based research, clinical services for autistic children, and the popular undergraduate course.Source: Yale Daily News
Dr. James P. Comer Named to List of 125 Most Influential in Connecticut’s History
The New Haven Register selected James P. Comer, MD, MPH, the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center and the founder and director of the School Development Program, as one of the 125 most influential people in Connecticut history.
The Bright Futures of Child Study Center Graduates
In June, trainees from many different clinical and research programs graduated from the Yale Child Study Center and celebrated their accomplishments with their family and friends. The department bids a bittersweet farewell to some but is fortunate to have many continue on in other capacities.
Yale's Cedarhurst School Addresses Special Education Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic
In early March 2020, leaders of Cedarhurst anticipated likely closure of their school building as the COVID-19 pandemic grew. The teachers and staff launched an intensive effort to create a comprehensive distance learning program, modifying curricula and addressing internet connectivity and technology resources for students.