Displaced Children, Youth, and Families Traumatized by War and Violent Conflict in Ukraine and Beyond
Yale Child Study Center Professor James F. Leckman, MD, PhD reflects on a recent international conference in Warsaw, Poland and the mental health needs of displaced children and families traumatized by war.
Epstein Named Co-Director of Yale Center Following New Federal Award Announcement
Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work Carrie Epstein, LCSW-R has been named Co-Director of the YCSC Center for Traumatic Stress and Recovery (formerly the Childhood Violent Trauma Center, CVTC), alongside Steven Marans, PhD. The Center recently received a 5-year, $3 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) award.
Honoring National Social Work Month
The Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) highlighted Social Work Month in order to honor and acknowledge the important work being done by so many in this field at the YCSC. Social workers were asked to share their stories around why they became social workers and what advice they would offer to those new to the field.
A hidden pandemic of COVID-19: How psychologists are helping children who have lost caregivers to COVID-19
More than 1.5 million children have lost a caregiver during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of them have suffered these types of traumatic experiences. Psychologists explain how traumatic losses can impact children and resources needed to support them.Source: American Psychological Association
WHRY and Elevate Expand Help for Women and Families in Need
Recognizing the urgent need to ensure the health of women in our communities, Women’s Health Research at Yale and Elevate, the university’s health policy lab, are collaborating to deploy interventions grounded in the latest and most reliable research directly to women and families.
Yale Health Experts Say Behavioral, Mental Health Support Key For Back To School
The pandemic is raising questions about what’s best for children as they head into a new school year, as many schools continue to finalize plans for this fall and parents make individual decisions for their families.Source: WNPR
Trauma-informed Parenting in the Age of COVID-19
We are living through a period of uncertainty that is unprecedented in our lifetimes. Recommendations for physical distancing, worries about health and finances, and juggling work and childcare responsibilities can lead to considerable stress for parents. These and other burdens are experienced disproportionately by black and brown communities, frontline workers, the poor, and caregivers of children with disabilities.
LISTEN: Yale Expert On Coping With Stress In A Pandemic
Unlike other singular traumatic events, the pandemic is ongoing. Connecticut Public Radio’s Diane Orson reached out to Dr. Steven Marans, a professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and director of the Childhood Violent Trauma Center at the Yale Child Study Center. She asked about ways to cope when a threat is long-lasting.Source: Connecticut Public Radio