Experts discuss eye care during Covid-19; mental health & helping kids cope with pandemic
Parenting Expert and Psychologist Eli Lebowitz, with the Yale Child Study Center, tell us in what ways is Covid negatively affect childhood mental health, some signs that your child may be struggling emotionally and how parents can help their children.Source: News 8 WTNH
Yale Health Experts Say Behavioral, Mental Health Support Key For Back To School
The pandemic is raising questions about what’s best for children as they head into a new school year, as many schools continue to finalize plans for this fall and parents make individual decisions for their families.Source: WNPR
Dalio Education, Connecticut State Department of Education, Teachers Unions, Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents and Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Announce New Social and Emotional Learning Course to Support Connecticut School Staff
Online course will be made available for free to all staff in Connecticut schools.
5 Steps for Using Stories to Help Kids Navigate their World
Kids are incredibly observant. In a time of so much uncertainty and change, they are asking critical and important questions about their world. How can parents and educators help them address their curiosities, confusions, and concerns in ways that promote understanding and empathy? Stories are powerful resources for helping kids of all ages understand themselves as well as the world around them.Source: EDU Scholastic Blog
Inpatient Milieu Therapy: Considerations for Adolescent and Transitional Age Youth
The role of milieu therapy on inpatient treatment has become more prominent due to the changing landscape of hospital care, with shorter length of stay, higher patient acuity, and rapid turnover, writes Yale Psychiatry researchers.Source: Adolescent Psychiatry
Findings Point to Importance of Addressing Sleep Disturbance in Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Pain
Yale researchers, including senior author Declan Barry, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, co-authored an article published in Clinical Journal of Pain that found sleep disturbance may be an important treatment target for opioid use disorder and chronic pain among patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment.
For Yale’s Emerging Psychiatrists, Confronting Racism Is in the Curriculum
“The social justice curriculum is an important part of our broader effort to improve the culture of our department with respect to diversity and inclusion, and to bring the many legacies of racism to an end as rapidly as we can,” said department chair Dr. John Krystal.Source: YaleNews
For Yale’s Emerging Psychiatrists, Confronting Racism is in the Curriculum
Five years ago, Yale’s Department of Psychiatry formally integrated anti-racism education and advocacy into its resident training program. Through the Social Justice and Health Equity (SJHE) curriculum, a mandatory part of the four-year program, residents learn to recognize their own biases and appreciate the lived experiences of minority patients.Source: Yale News
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