Discussing Race with White Children: Part 2
As we discussed in our previous article, the first step is for parents to engage in personal reflection and information-gathering. The second step is simply to start the conversation, accepting that it might be a bit messy and certainly won’t be perfect.
Hormonal Treatments for Major Depressive Disorder: State of the Art
Jennifer Dwyer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, is the first author of a paper published in the American Journal of Psychiatry which reviews the state of the field of hormone-based interventions for depression.Source: American Journal of Psychiatry
Sinha Recognized for Her Outstanding Scientific Contributions to the Alcohol Field
Rajita Sinha, Foundations Fund Endowed Professor of Psychiatry, and Professor in Neuroscience and of Child Study at Yale School of Medicine received the 2020 Research Society on Alcoholism Distinguished Researcher Award for her outstanding scientific contributions to the alcohol field, demonstrating sustained long-term commitment to conducting alcohol research and with substantial impact on the field.
Parent-teen Conflicts Less Troublesome When Teens Feel Loved, Study Shows
A new study from the Yale Child Study Center finds that parents can lessen the effects of inevitable conflict with their teenage children by showing emotional warmth, and that this can make a difference within the course of a day.Source: YaleNews
In Conversation: Volkmar on Supporting Children with Developmental Disorders During COVID-19
Departure from routine can be especially hard for children with developmental disorders, and the changes to daily life wrought by the pandemic pose an extra challenge for them and for their families.Source: YaleNews
Discussing Race with White Children: Part 1
The more informed you are, the more comfortable you will be initiating a conversation with your children. Confronting privilege and acknowledging biases can be painful and emotionally draining, but it is important work that needs to be addressed on an ongoing basis.
Trauma-informed Parenting in the Age of COVID-19
We are living through a period of uncertainty that is unprecedented in our lifetimes. Recommendations for physical distancing, worries about health and finances, and juggling work and childcare responsibilities can lead to considerable stress for parents. These and other burdens are experienced disproportionately by black and brown communities, frontline workers, the poor, and caregivers of children with disabilities.
Among young sober drivers, their history of alcohol use may be a key factor in how easily they are able to maintain attention while driving
Relationships between recent binge drinking, number of drinking-related symptoms, and the neural correlates of attention processing which may translate to limitations in secondary task engagement during driving simulation while sober.
Novel video game approved by FDA could potentially help children with ADHD
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first therapeutic video game for children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). EndeavorRX, created by Akili, is a game for children ages 8-12 who have trouble paying attention.Source: Good Morning America
Yale Child Study Center 2020 Graduates: M.Res. in Developmental Neuroscience & Psychopathology, Anna Freud Centre and University College London
Congratulations to the Yale Child Study Center 2020 M.Res. in Developmental Neuroscience & Psychopathology, Anna Freud Centre and University College London program graduates.