“I smile for children everywhere!” Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Yale professor, Rima Salah, PhD, commemorates the 30th Anniversary on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). "Let us unite our strengths and reaffirm our commitment to uphold and fulfill the rights of all children wherever they are."
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.
11-year-old Lames, IRIS refugee ambassador from the Sudan, speaks at Yale hosted conference
11-year-old Lames, IRIS Refugee Ambassador resettled from Sudan in 2015, spoke at the Yale hosted Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) conference, held on 29 November 2018 at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale.
Conference to Explore Effect of Early Childhood Development on World Peace
In partnership with UNICEF and Queens University Belfast, the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) at the Yale Child Study Center will host an open house conference at the Omni Hotel in New Haven this Thursday, Nov. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The organizing question for the event will be: “Can early childhood development advance ‘The Culture of Peace?’”
Special edition of health journal focuses on the early child development promise for peace
Faculty members at the Yale Child Study Center announce the publication of their special issue in journal, New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (NDCAD). This Spring 2018 issue focuses on the potential of early child development programs as a viable path to peace in the context of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
In war zones and refugee camps, researchers are putting resilience interventions to the test
For Yale researcher Catherine Panter-Brick, one of the most valuable lessons out of Jordan came from the young people themselves. They reminded her that resilience research "is not about rescuing victims of chaos," she says. Rather, it calls for identifying potential sources of strength that young people can draw on to survive, even thrive. "It's about reshaping your lens on the world," she says, "to what people feel respects their dignity."
CESI Team Awarded £2m Grant to Establish Global Research Group on ECD for Peacebuilding
An interdisciplinary research team from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) has been awarded a £2m grant to study the potential for ECD (early childhood development) programmes to promote sustainable development and peacebuilding. The CESI team, led by Professor Paul Connolly (education), will work with several strategic partners, including UNICEF, the Yale Child Study Center, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Global TIES for Children research center at New York University and the Early Childhood Peace Consortium.
First Lady says “Nurturing care is the basic right of every child” at Lancet Series’ launch
First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, Friday evening, joined with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the Caribbean Regional Launch in Guyana of The Lancet Series on Early Childhood Development (ECD), which focuses on the “the invaluable impact” of a nurturing environment on early childhood development. Yale professor, Rafael Perez-Escamilla (EPH) and other authors of The Lancet Series were in attendance.
Research and teaching on refugees will be focus of new MacMillan Center program
The Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses has been launched by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale to promote rigorous interdisciplinary research and teaching grounded in the social sciences.
Implicit bias in early education: Is it as black and white?
The issue of race has become exceedingly hot in America – with surging media attention on police brutality toward Black men, with rhetoric emerging from the presidential campaign trail, and with recent statistics on racial disparities in preschool suspensions and expulsions.
Yale School of Public Health Professor Contributes to Advancing Early Childhood Health and Development Globally
The recently released 2016 Lancet Early Childhood Development Series, “Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale,” was developed by a steering committee of experts with strong interdisciplinary and global representation. Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla of the Yale School of Public Health was one of the committee’s 14 members.
Webcast Oct 5 | The Lancet Series on Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale
The World Bank is hosting a live-streamed global launch of the new Lancet Early Childhood Development Series on Oct 5th from 2-4 pm EST at its annual world summit of Economic Ministers. Three Yale faculty are among the noted authors of this series that is a major milestone with major global implications.
Global Leaders Meet At The United Nations To Discuss How To End Violence Against Children
Swedish and Italian missions to the UN and The World Childhood Foundation USA convened a high-level meeting to promote, develop and implement solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for children. Yale Professor, James F. Leckman, and other global notables led a discussion about the power of multi-stakeholder partnerships to spur the development of scalable solutions to improve child survival and promote child well-being and protection.
Youth as Agents of Peace: Report Features Yale Faculty in Global Workshop to Invest in Youth for a More Peaceful World
Yale faculty played leading roles at the March 2016 "Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally", held in Amman, Jordan. The forum was an outcome of the partnership with UNICEF and the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID). Set against the worst human refugee crisis since World War II, the workshop aimed to explore how investment in young children could lead to more peaceful societies.
Outpacing conflict by reforming U.N. Peace Operations: Yale faculty debates improving the U.N.’s approach to sustaining peace
On May 10 and 11, 2016, Rima Salah, faculty in the Yale Child Study Center, participated in a high-level thematic debate on peace and security at the United Nations. As appointee to the High-level Independent Panel on the United Nations Peace Operations, assembled by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in October 2014 with the aim to analyze how U.N. peace operations could be improved, Dr. Salah and her panel of esteemed colleagues offered recommendations to the Seventieth General Assembly. The Panel's deliberations were based on their 2015 comprehensive report, "Uniting our Strengths for Peace: Politics, Partnership and People".
Yale faculty featured in U.N. worldwide premiere of film “The Beginning of Life” on 24 May 2016
Pia Rebello Britto, PhD, UNICEF Chief of Early Childhood Development and Assistant Professor Adjunct in the Yale Child Study Center, is one of a team of leading global researchers and specialists, including the 2000 Nobel Prize winner for Economics, James Heckman, who were interviewed and featured in the new documentary “The Beginning of Life”. The groundbreaking film aims to raise awareness on the importance of investing in the early years of life and how scientific evidence supports the developmental well-being of young children, which defines both the present and future of mankind.
Yale Professor Offers Parenting Advice on Positive Early Childhood Development
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) featured an interview with Yale Professor James F. Leckman, MD, PhD, in the May 2016 issue of its publication Quarterly. In his interview, “Parenting Advice on Enhancing Early Childhood Development”, Professor Leckman explains how parenting interventions can enhance early childhood development. He discusses both the scientific basis and implementation of such interventions.