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.
The IACP, Yale and the U.S. Department of Justice Launch Groundbreaking Toolkit for Law Enforcement to Help Children Recover from Exposure to Violence and Trauma
Because of their critical role in responding to calls for service, law enforcement officers are uniquely positioned to recognize and identify children who may be traumatized, and to utilize trauma-informed policing practices— both immediately on-scene and beyond the emergency calls for service—that can help to initiate children’s recovery.Source: Official Blog of the International Chiefs of Police
Yale School of Medicine releases report on social and emotional learning in Bridgeport Public Schools
Michael Strambler, PhD, and Joanna Meyer, MAT, from Yale School of Medicine at The Consultation Center released an initial evaluation report November 1 on the district-wide Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Initiative in Bridgeport.
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.
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.
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.Source: PR Newswire
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.Source: The Seattle Times
Video: Watch the United State of Women Summit
Watch highlights of the United State of Women Summit held June 14 in Washington, D.C. Among the speakers was Megan V. Smith, DrPh, MPH, assistant professor of psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of epidemiology at Yale, and director of the New Haven Mental Health Outreach for Mothers (MOMS) Partnership,
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".
National anti-poverty organization features MOMS Partnership in report
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) has included the New Haven Mental Health Outreach for Mothers (MOMS) Partnership in a report about finding new opportunities to help low-income women with children who suffer from depression.
Yale UNICEF 2016 Conference on Child Rights
Yale UNICEF held its fourth annual Conference on Children’s Rights, focusing on Early Childhood Development (ECD) on Saturday, April 9th, 2016. The conference discussed early childhood development from multiple perspectives, including international policy making, biology, economics, sociology, public health, and law. The conference featured speakers Dr. Nicholas Alipui, Director of Programs UNICEF and Dr. Linda Mayes, Director Yale Child Study Center, and was proudly co-sponsored by the Yale Child Study Center and the Dwight Hall Center for Public Service and Social Justice.
New Haven study leads to national diaper initiative
Diapers. Every baby needs them but not all parents can afford them. “They’re really expensive. There’s not enough that comes in boxes. I mean, you have to look, try to price every diaper that there is out, every different store,” said mother Satin Pearce.Source: News 8 WTNH