New CSC Facility Improves Access, Promotes Collaboration, and Provides Welcoming Space for Kids and Families
The Yale Child Study Center has opened a new facility that brings all of its clinical operations together under one roof, thereby making it easier for families to access services and promoting increased collaboration among clinicians.
Child Psychiatrist Ninivaggi Publishes Book on Mindfulness
"Learned Mindfulness: Physician Engagement and M.D. Wellness" discusses the original technique of "Learned Mindfulness" developed by Ninivaggi to combat stress and burnout. In this book, Ninivaggi uses his Integrity Mindfulness model as a tool to manage stress, prevent burnout, and broaden quality of life, ultimately promoting well-being.
Picciotto to be Recognized with Marion Spencer Fay Award
The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine will award its 2020 Marion Spencer Fay Award to Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology at Yale School of Medicine.
A Perfect Day for a Zebrafish
The gargantuan microscope is being built, dedicated to the study of tiny organisms—zebrafish. Ellen Hoffman, MD, PhD ’14, assistant professor in the Child Study Center and of neuroscience, will use this microscope to perform whole-brain functional imaging in zebrafish to better understand the function of genes that increase the risk of autism.
Learning to Play, Playing to Learn
While some may think of academics and play as mutually exclusive, others argue that it’s important to embed the brain-boosting practice of play into the skill-building activities of academics. This summer, the Gesell Program in Early Childhood partnered with New Haven Public Schools to launch a play-based learning pilot focused on pre-K through grade 3.
MOMS Partnership® Featured in NASEM Report as 'Promising Model'
The MOMS Partnership® is identified as a "Promising Model" in a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine titled, "Vibrant and Health Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity."
Representatives of Two Medical School Departments Advocate for Detained Migrant Children
The Yale Child Study Center, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee team at the Unitarian Society of New Haven co-hosted a rally and candlelight vigil on July 12 to protest the conditions migrants are facing at the U.S. - Mexico border.
Yale Child Study Center and Department of Pediatrics Co-hosting: "Lights for Liberty: Hamden, CT," on July 12
The Yale Child Study Center and Department of Pediatrics are co-hosting a candlelight vigil on July 12, 2019, when there will be a global series of over 400 such Lights for Liberty vigils to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees at our borders – especially by children. Join your colleagues in the community on July 12 from 8-9:30 p.m. on the steps of the Hamden Town Hall. BYOC = Bring Your Own Candle!
Yale Child Study Center Launches Innovative, Research-based Pediatric Pain Program
The Yale Child Study Center is joining 15 hospitals in the United States and Canada in offering The Comfort Ability program, an internationally-recognized program to help children and families learn how to manage chronic or recurring pain.
Yale Child Study Center Hosts the Inaugural Max Ritvo '13 and Alan B. Slifka '51 Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, May 7
Please join special guest Aaron Jafferis on Tuesday, May 7, at 1 p.m. in the Donald J. Cohen Auditorium, for "Changing a Life Sentence: Adolescents Use Hip-Hop and Poetry to Transform from Objects into Subjects."
Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibit disruptive behavior.
Katarzyna Chawarska Named the Beede Professor of Child Psychiatry
Katarzyna Chawarska, PhD, a leading expert in research on identifying early diagnostic markers and novel treatment targets in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), was recently appointed as the Emily Fraser Beede Professor of Child Psychiatry at Yale.
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.