Opinion: Doctor, You Are Still Human — Prioritizing personal mental health and well-being remains essential
In this opinion piece, YSM faculty members Christine Ko and Eunice Yuen highlight the tragic suicide of Dr. Lorna Breen and address “Dr. Human,” who represents all physicians currently experiencing the incessant demands of medical practice and pandemic burnout.Source: MedPage Today
Taylor Swift, Lizzo, and Others Are Changing the Messaging on Mental Health
YCSC Clinical Fellow Amanda Calhoun, MD,MPH highlights celebrities who have opened up about mental health issues, and how mental health professionals can incorporate these narratives into professional and patient education. Calhoun recently co-authored a paper in Academic Psychiatry on the positive effect of celebrity self-disclosure of mental illness.Source: MedPage Today
Conscious Accountability in Clinical Work
Read the latest monthly on-line column by YCSC Associate Research Scientist Daryn David, PhD. "On Leadership" addresses the importance of connection, collaboration, and embodying a service leadership mindset for flourishing both professionally and personally.
Bundled rate and student discount announced for on-line training series with Minding the Baby™ model developers at Yale
A bundle rate is now available for a new on-line training series currently being offered approximately monthly through the Minding the Baby™ (MTB) National Office at Yale Child Study Center. The regular rate is $60 per person per session, whereas participants can register for all 12 sessions at a discounted rate of $600.
Yale experts provide free professional development through virtual forum for school-based mental health providers supporting teens
A free virtual educational day focused on working with teens with depression, suicidality, and other high-risk presentations was offered by the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Over 70 participants engaged in the day-long sessions.
Charity Auction for "Mobile Emotional Clinics" Project
Join us for a virtual charity auction November 10 from 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET to raise money for the "mobile emotional clinics" project. These clinics will provide medical and psychological first aid in emergency situations to Ukrainians in need.Source: YCEI
Yuen's CHATogether program helps AAPI families broach difficult topics, according to a new study
A new study evaluating the therapeutic impacts of CHATogether suggest that through its methods of storytelling and creative digital theater, the CHATogether program facilitates the discussion of challenging topics specific to the AAPI community such as mental health, racial identity development, and challenges on child-parent relational conflicts.
Why Eye Contact Is Rare Among People With Autism
Using an innovative technology that enables imaging of two individuals during live and natural conditions, Yale researchers have identified specific brain areas in the dorsal parietal region of the brain associated with the social symptomatology of autism.Source: YaleNews
John Philip Sousa Elementary School Leads The Way With First Annual Family RULER Night
Families of students at John Philip Sousa Elementary School, in the Port Washington School District, recently explored emotions and feelings through several activities using the RULER approach with its First Annual Family RULER Night. Sousa Elementary School hosted a family engagement night that included dance moves, guessing games, meditation techniques and other fun ways to navigate the psychological approach to social and emotional learning.Source: Port Washington News
A virtual conference on parenting children with special needs
The Campus School at Boston College will present a virtual conference for parents with children who have comprehensive care and health needs, and for professionals who work with them and their families, on Saturday, November 5. YCSC's Christina Cipriano will deliver the keynote address, “The Emotions of Inclusion: Supporting Our Children and Families to Belong."Source: BC News
Opinion: Let’s read between the lines of the 2022 report cards on reading and math
Last week, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released the nation’s 2022 report card and the scores were startlingly low. Fourth- and eighth-grade students from more than 10,000 schools nationwide performed at record low levels in spring of 2022 on reading and math scores, with deep disparities by state and grade level. More students scored at “below basic” levels than ever before.Source: The Hill
Having a Sibling with Autism Made Me A Better Doctor
"My brother has a severe form of autism and it wasn't always easy for me to understand his condition growing up but, through my parents, I learned how to fight for him—and I always will," writes Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, resident in the Department of Psychiatry in a new piece for Parents.Source: Parents