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.
Edward F. Zigler: eminent psychologist hailed as ‘Father of Head Start’
Edward F. Zigler, a pioneer in the application of developmental psychology to social policy and known by many as the “Father of Head Start,” a program that has served over 35 million American children and their families, died in his sleep on February 7 at his home in North Haven, Connecticut. He was 88 years old.
Where the Teacher’s Pet Sleeps in a Dog Bed
Maisy is a part of the Comfort Dog program of the Education Department, which pairs certain schools with dogs from the North Shore Animal League America, an animal rescue and adoption organization on Long Island. A staff member at the school adopts a specially screened dog, who is then welcome at the school as a dose of furry emotional support.
Implicit bias may help explain high preschool expulsion rates for black children
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.
We expel preschool kids three times as often as K-12 students. Here's how to change that.
Preschoolers get expelled at three times the rate of students in elementary, middle and high schools. But when teachers get regular help from mental-health coaches, they expel at half the rate of those who don’t.
Mutt-i-grees Curriculum to be Highlighted at International Conference
Mutt-i-grees Curriculum to be Highlighted at International Conference On May 5, 2016, between 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – at City Hall in Norwalk, CT, Dr. Matia Finn-Stevenson will be among an esteemed panel of experts presenting testimony at the Special Town Meeting: Children’s Museums and the Achievement Gap, which is part of the InterActivity 2016: Collective Impact international conference for the Association of Children's Museums. Dr. Finn-Stevenson will be addressing the academic achievement gap and how the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is making a difference.
A Systematic Policy Review of Early Childhood Development & Peacebuilding
Conflict and fragile conditions that arise as a result of adversities such as civil wars, deprivation and emergency situations invariably compromise the lives of children. This report presents the findings of a systematic review of early childhood development and peacebuilding policies across fourteen conflict-affected and post-conflict countries.
Former UN official discusses refugee crisis
Before an audience of roughly 40 students and professors at the Morse College Master’s house, Thomas Alexander Aleinikoff LAW ’77 — former United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees — addressed a wide range of issues associated with the Syrian refugee crisis, expressing particular disappointment in the American response.
Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families
Rima Salah is an assistant clinical professor at the Yale Child Study Center and former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF. We talk with Professor Salah about her new book, Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families, that she edited in collaboration with Dr. James Leckman and Catherine Panter-Brick from Yale University.
Building Bridges: Child Development and the Science of Peace
Yale researchers have combined findings from multiple fields — including psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology — to champion early child development programs as pathways to peace. Over the past two years, both Panter-Brick, professor of anthropology, health, and global affairs, and professor James Leckman of the Yale Child Study Center, have participated in a number of forums on promoting peace. These discussions and conferences are a part of the United Nation’s Early Childhood Peace Consortium, for which Panter-Brick and Leckman serve as lead members.
Yale hosts panel on the global child refugee crisis
Representatives from some of the world’s largest development, aid, and relief agencies will convene at Yale for a campus-wide working session to address the global child refugee crisis. The event takes place Oct. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Henry R. Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave.
A historic moment for early childhood development
At the Seventieth Session of the United Nations General Assembly, currently underway, leaders from across the world have adopted a new set of global development goals that will establish the Development Agenda for United Nations Members States through 2030. To achieve the goals, access to quality early childhood development is recognized as essential for not just human development, but also sustainable development. The week marks a unique moment in history, not only did Pope Francis open the UN Sustainable Development Summit during his first papal visit to the United States but for the first time in history, early childhood development is included in the global development agenda.
Yale Cutting-Edge Scientist Honored by President Obama
Dr. Young-Shin Kim, Associate Professor at the Child Study Center, was honored by President Obama yesterday as recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). She received this award for her innovative research in the role of environmental risks and gene-environmental interaction in increasing Autism Spectrum Disorder prevalence. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on early career science and engineering professionals.
A New Role for Dogs: As Teachers, Co-Counselors, and Behavior Specialists
Thousands of students in more than 1,500 schools around the country are getting to know Mutt-i-grees (a new word for shelter pets). At the same time, they are learning critical social and emotional skills that will help them in school, at home, and, later on, in the workplace.