Latest Comer School Development Program News
For more than 50 years, Comer’s pioneering work has revolutionized school systems and lifted up their most vulnerable children. The portrait honors his commitment to children, child development, and education, and also celebrates his position as the first African American tenured professor at the university.
- June 11, 2019
At this year's APA meeting, James Comer, MD, MPH, was presented with an award recognizing him and the Black psychiatrists who disrupted a 1969 meeting of the APA Board to bring attention to the mental health concerns of African Americans.
- January 15, 2019
The Comer School Development Program (SDP) at the Yale Child Study Center and its work to support the whole student are cited as an exemplary approach to supporting students’ social, emotional, and academic development in a report released by a prestigious national commission.
- November 26, 2018Source: New Haven Register
Educating the whole child, paying attention to students’ social needs, personal development and family issues, is widely accepted as a part of public schools’ mission today. Fifty years ago, that wasn’t the case. Then along came Dr. James Comer.
- November 14, 2018
By emphasizing the importance of relationships, empowerment, and community, Dr. James Comer has helped shaped the "how" when it comes to making change happen in development and learning.
- April 25, 2018
Dr. James P. Comer will deliver the Graduate Commencement keynote address for the Southern Connecticut State University School of Arts and Sciences and School of Education on May 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
- March 15, 2018
Eighty parents, grandparents, children, and community members gathered in the Cohen Auditorium at the Yale Child Study Center on February 28, 2018 to celebrate the first graduates of the Parents, Partners, and Peers (PPP) program sponsored by the Comer School Development Program (SDP) at the Yale Child Study Center.
- December 14, 2017
At a recent convening on the science of learning and development (SoLD) and its implications for education practice and policy, Dr. James P. Comer, the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center, was recognized for his pioneering contributions to the field for nearly 50 years.
- December 02, 2016
James P. Comer, MD, MPH, was honored for his outstanding leadership and commitment to community by the Greater New Haven Good Scout Council
- June 06, 2016
Lucia Paolella has been named to the Comer School Development Program National Faculty. In this role she will consult to school leaders on developing collaborative culture and climate to support student development, learning, and achievement.