Where the Teacher’s Pet Sleeps in a Dog Bed
Maisy is a part of the Comfort Dog program of the Education Department, which pairs certain schools with dogs from the North Shore Animal League America, an animal rescue and adoption organization on Long Island. A staff member at the school adopts a specially screened dog, who is then welcome at the school as a dose of furry emotional support.Source: New York Times
Implicit bias may help explain high preschool expulsion rates for black children
Preschool teachers and staff show signs of implicit bias in administering discipline, but the race of the teacher plays a big role in the outcome, according to research conducted by the Yale Child Study Center. The results help explain why black students tend to be suspended at much higher rates than white students, the authors say.
We expel preschool kids three times as often as K-12 students. Here's how to change that.
Preschoolers get expelled at three times the rate of students in elementary, middle and high schools. But when teachers get regular help from mental-health coaches, they expel at half the rate of those who don’t.Source: The Seattle Times
A Systematic Policy Review of Early Childhood Development & Peacebuilding
Conflict and fragile conditions that arise as a result of adversities such as civil wars, deprivation and emergency situations invariably compromise the lives of children. This report presents the findings of a systematic review of early childhood development and peacebuilding policies across fourteen conflict-affected and post-conflict countries.Source: UNICEF Learning for Peace
Former UN official discusses refugee crisis
Before an audience of roughly 40 students and professors at the Morse College Master’s house, Thomas Alexander Aleinikoff LAW ’77 — former United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees — addressed a wide range of issues associated with the Syrian refugee crisis, expressing particular disappointment in the American response.Source: Yale Daily News
Building Bridges: Child Development and the Science of Peace
Yale researchers have combined findings from multiple fields — including psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology — to champion early child development programs as pathways to peace. Over the past two years, both Panter-Brick, professor of anthropology, health, and global affairs, and professor James Leckman of the Yale Child Study Center, have participated in a number of forums on promoting peace. These discussions and conferences are a part of the United Nation’s Early Childhood Peace Consortium, for which Panter-Brick and Leckman serve as lead members.Source: Yale Scientific
Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families
Rima Salah is an assistant clinical professor at the Yale Child Study Center and former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF. We talk with Professor Salah about her new book, Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families, that she edited in collaboration with Dr. James Leckman and Catherine Panter-Brick from Yale University.Source: The MacMillan Report
Dr. James P. Comer on Race and Development on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
Dr. James P. Comer was a guest on A Safe Place to Talk About Race with Sharon E. Davis on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. EST on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. The Internet radio program will focus on race and development.
Do wearable stress-relief gadgets work?
The Washington Post spoke to Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, and Director of the Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center, to discover whether wearable stress-relief gadgets really work.Source: The Washington Post
A Circuit-Based Approach to Treating Substance Use Disorders With Noninvasive Brain Stimulation
Vaughn Steele, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, wrote a commentary in Biological Psychiatry about the use of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques to treat substance use disorders.Source: Biological Psychiatry
A ‘Game Changer’ for Police-Community Relations
Joan Cook PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, writes in U.S. News & World Report about an initiative spawned in Southern California that holds hopeful signs for how to heal fractured relationships between law enforcement and the people they serve.Source: U.S. News & World Report
The Virtual 4Ms: A Novel Curriculum for First Year Health Professional Students During COVID‐19
Kirsten Wilkins, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, is senior author of a paper published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society that describes the development and implementation of a virtual curriculum for health professional students using volunteer older adults during COVID-19..Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Largest Genome Study to Date of Anxiety Reveals New Risk Variants and Suggests Possible Biological Mechanisms
Daniel Levey, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, and Joel Gelernter, MD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience, are among the authors of a study relating DNA variations and anxiety disorders which has revealed several previously unidentified locations in the human genome where variations in the sequence tend to occur in people with anxiety, compared with people who don't have anxiety.Source: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Delphin-Rittmon Nominated to Serve as Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use in Biden Administration
Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, PhD, Associate Professor Adjunct of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Seattle Children’s Knew for Years Security was Called Disproportionately on Black Patients
Carmen Black, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to the Seattle Times for a story that revealed security calls on Black patients at Seattle Children’s are more than twice as likely than they were for white patients.Source: Seattle Times
Yale Psychiatry Faculty Member to Interview Tarana Burke, Founder of the #MeToo Movement, for 2021 Women's Mental Health Conference Keynote
The 2021 Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale (WMHC) has announced that a Yale Psychiatry faculty member will moderate its keynote Q&A, and has finalized the agenda for its upcoming conference.