Clinical Case Conference Series on Black Youth Mental Health Launched at Yale
Directed by YCSC Chief Resident and Child Psychiatry Fellow Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, a new first of its kind Black Youth Mental Health Clinical Case Conference Series is being launched in January. Six mental health clinical case conferences will be held in person from January through June 2024.
How Racism Affects the Mental Health of Black Youth
In this commentary piece in Time, YCSC Clinical Fellow Amanda Joy Calhoun, MD, MPH, who also serves as Chief Resident of the Yale Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, addresses the mental health effects of anti-Black racism on Black youth.Source: Time
Dr. James Comer: On Life and Leadership
In the latest edition of the Yale Child Study Center “On Leadership” blog post and newsletter column, YCSC Assistant Professor Daryn David, PhD shares excerpts from an interview with Maurice Falk Professor James Comer, MD, MPH, in part one of a two-part series.
Yale Child Study Center Community Celebrates Professional Progression
Several members of the Yale Child Study Center community recently came together in person to celebrate and recognize recent academic and professional progression among faculty and staff. Department Chair Linda Mayes (pictured) provided opening remarks and served cake to attendees.
New fellowship focuses on social justice & health equity
A new fellowship has been developed at the Yale Child Study Center for existing clinical fellows in the department’s psychiatry, psychology, and social work training programs. Meet the three inaugural Viola W. Bernard Fellows announced in July: Saja Almusawi, Amanda Calhoun, and Christian Edwards.
Video released to combat racism against Asian-Americans
The Yale Compassionate Home, Action Together (CHATogether) team created an educational video titled “Building a Stronger Future Together: Understanding the Bio-Psycho-Social-Cultural Impact of Racism to the AAPI Community” in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month this May.
Honoring Women’s History Month 2023: Stories of being a woman academia
On April 5, 2023, 50 Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) community members came together by Zoom to extend and honor Women’s History Month with a special community meeting to lift the voices of five faculty members who volunteered to share their experiences as women in academia.
What Does it Mean to be 'Nonbinary?'
Christy Olezeski, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and director and co-founder of the Yale Pediatric Gender Program, told Yahoo! Life the biggest misconception people have about nonbinary people is that they’re “going through a phase,” which she explains is far from true.Source: Yahoo! Life
It’s never too early to teach kids about race and racial justice. Here’s how to do it—with a little help from Elmo
YCSC Assistant Clinical Professor Maysa Akbar, PhD, ABPP, who also serves as APA’s chief diversity officer and interim chief of psychology in the public interest, is teaming up with Sesame Street and APA to use psychological science to create resources for children and caregivers to talk about race.Source: APA.org
Celebrating Black History Month 2023
Over 125 Yale Child Study Center community members joined together in February to recognize Black History Month and highlight Black voices during a special Grand Rounds session titled, “The Struggle is (Still) Real: Reflections on Modern Day Black Resistance.”
Supporting Earthquake Victims in Turkey & Syria
In the aftermath of last week's devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, several resources have been shared across the University to support the victims. YCSC Postdoctoral Associate Ayşe Çobanoğlu, whose home country is Turkey, shared a list of resources to help earthquake victims as well as organizations focused on supporting children and families.
Confronting Racially Exclusionary Practices in the Acquisition and Analyses of Neuroimaging Data
A new paper by Yale School of Medicine researchers challenges scientists in the global neuroscience community to create a more diverse representation of study participants through improved recruitment and enhanced methodological and analysis practices.