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.
On Leadership: Pam Sutton-Wallace on Leading from a Place of Meaning
In the latest edition of the Yale Child Study Center “On Leadership” blog post and newsletter column, Daryn David, PhD reflects on the first lecture in a new leadership-focused series launched at the center, Exploring and Enhancing Leadership in the Academy, a fireside chat with Pamela Sutton-Wallace, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Yale-New Haven Health System.
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 researchers find 2 types of autism, underscoring the need for different treatments
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center have discovered at least two different types of autism. The findings, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, suggest a need for more than just one drug to treat symptoms.Source: Connecticut Public Radio
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.
Yale Scientists Reveal Two Paths to Autism in the Developing Brain
Two distinct abnormalities that arise just weeks after the start of brain development have been associated with the emergence of autism spectrum disorder. The study was co-led by Alexandre Jourdon, Feinan Wu, and Jessica Mariani, all from the Kavli Institute affiliated lab of Flora Vaccarino at Yale School of Medicine.Source: YaleNews
Eating disorder prevalence and care: new informational webinar
In a newly recorded informational webinar, Yale Child Study Center Assistant Professor Rebecca Kamody provides an overview and prevalence of various presentations of disordered eating. She also provides some sobering statistics related to eating disorders and risk factors and discusses some of the work being done to address related critical needs.
Someone Cares Closet: Offering free personal care products for families
Launched in 2022, the “Someone Cares Closet” (SCC) is a collaboration between Claire’s Corner Copia and the Yale Child Study Center to provide personal care and household cleaning products for children and families served by YCSC clinicians.
Welcoming new YCSC community members: July 2023
In addition to new clinical trainees and undergraduate summer interns, the Yale Child Study Center welcomes several research trainees each summer. This year, two returning community members were also welcomed back to the department along with several new outstanding research trainees. Learn more about these new additions to the department.
New Data from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 8th Edition Strengthens Evidence for Positive Connection Between Mental Health of Kids and Literacy
The Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report is a nationally representative survey sharing the views of both kids and their parents on reading books for fun and the influences that impact kids' reading frequency and attitudes toward reading. Key research findings are summarized in this release along with commentary from YCSC Chair Linda Mayes, MD.Source: PR Newswire
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.