Monthly Newsletter Articles
Besides testing treatments, research studies help doctors understand conditions so they can help future patients
- June 07, 2017
As a black educator, trainer, and researcher in the field of social-emotional learning, I am often asked, in confidence, by teachers and school leaders: "Is this SEL program really going to work for my students of color?" I continue to be taken aback by the question and wonder about its genesis, especially since we know from research the benefits of school-based, social-emotional learning for students: improved attitudes and behaviors, better relationships, and increased academic performance.
- January 24, 2017
For Amy Vatner and her three young boys, participating in clinical trials at Yale has meant becoming part of a community. “My kids are now turning nine, seven, and three and a half,” Vatner says, “and they have been involved in studies at Yale for their entire lives.”
- December 22, 2016
As a black woman from a tough part of the Bronx who grew up to attain all the markers of academic prestige, Dena Simmons knows that for students of color, success in school sometimes comes at the cost of living authentically. Now an educator herself, Simmons discusses how we might create a classroom that makes all students feel proud of who they are. "Every child deserves an education that guarantees the safety to learn in the comfort of one's own skin," she says.
- November 15, 2016
Unpublished results, presented at the 2016 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, suggest so-called brain 'organoids' are too immature for studying autism genes.
- September 28, 2016
Preschool teachers and staff show signs of implicit bias in administering discipline, but the race of the teacher plays a big role in the outcome, according to research conducted by the Yale Child Study Center. The results help explain why black students tend to be suspended at much higher rates than white students, the authors say.
- September 20, 2016
Partners in Education, where Yale Child Study Center experts provide professional development to public school professionals, is ready for another bumper school year.
- September 15, 2016
The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (YCEI) joined the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) beginning on July 1st, 2016. This merger comes after YCEI received numerous grants to expand RULER, its evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that serves over a million students in over 1000 K-12 schools.
- July 27, 2016
On Here and Now, Robin Young speaks with Kevin Washington, president of the Association of Black Psychologists, and Camille Cooper from the Yale Child Study Center, about talking to young people about police-related violence.
- July 25, 2016
The New Haven MOMS Partnership will help to staff the new New Haven Opportunity Center on Dixwell Avenue.