What We Do
The Yale Child Study Center–Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience works to advance research and contribute to the development of resources, programs, and curriculum that improve academic and health outcomes for children, their families, and communities.
This active research Collaborative serves as a forum for researchers, health care professionals, educators, and families to come together and exchange ideas, share best practices, and cultivate new approaches for improving outcomes for vulnerable children and families from a diverse range of communities.
- This white paper provides the research foundation for the approach piloted through Discover Together, and remains central to the work of the Collaborative: Using Literacy-Based Approaches to Promote Social Competence and Foster Resilience
- The Center for the Study of Social Policy conducted a survey of programs addressing education in areas of rural poverty. Discover Together emerged as one of the six most promising practices, based on our literacy, place-based, and multi-generational approach: Strengthening Support for Young Parents and Their Children: A Focus on Low-Income Rural and Suburban American Families
Education & Training
The Collaborative will offer professional development training, workshops, courses, and summits for teachers, healthcare professionals, families, and community members that provide access to information, research, and programs relevant to the following areas of focus:
- The roots of resilience and building resilient communities
- The power of story and personal narrative
- Early childhood education
- Place-based education
- Social emotional learning and teaching
- Multi-generational approaches to learning
- Equity and social justice, including mental health access
- Family engagement in education
- Building whole family literacy
Program & Curriculum Development
Collaborative research contributes to the creation of programs and curriculum that support the successful development of children and their families.