Representatives of Two Medical School Departments Advocate for Detained Migrant Children
The Yale Child Study Center, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee team at the Unitarian Society of New Haven co-hosted a rally and candlelight vigil on July 12 to protest the conditions migrants are facing at the U.S. - Mexico border.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yale hosts panel on the global child refugee crisis
Representatives from some of the world’s largest development, aid, and relief agencies will convene at Yale for a campus-wide working session to address the global child refugee crisis. The event takes place Oct. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Henry R. Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave.
A New Role for Dogs: As Teachers, Co-Counselors, and Behavior Specialists
Thousands of students in more than 1,500 schools around the country are getting to know Mutt-i-grees (a new word for shelter pets). At the same time, they are learning critical social and emotional skills that will help them in school, at home, and, later on, in the workplace.
New CSC Facility Improves Access, Promotes Collaboration, and Provides Welcoming Space for Kids and Families
The Yale Child Study Center has opened a new facility that brings all of its clinical operations together under one roof, thereby making it easier for families to access services and promoting increased collaboration among clinicians.
Child Psychiatrist Ninivaggi Publishes Book on Mindfulness
"Learned Mindfulness: Physician Engagement and M.D. Wellness" discusses the original technique of "Learned Mindfulness" developed by Ninivaggi to combat stress and burnout. In this book, Ninivaggi uses his Integrity Mindfulness model as a tool to manage stress, prevent burnout, and broaden quality of life, ultimately promoting well-being.
Picciotto to be Recognized with Marion Spencer Fay Award
The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine will award its 2020 Marion Spencer Fay Award to Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology at Yale School of Medicine.
A Perfect Day for a Zebrafish
The gargantuan microscope is being built, dedicated to the study of tiny organisms—zebrafish. Ellen Hoffman, MD, PhD ’14, assistant professor in the Child Study Center and of neuroscience, will use this microscope to perform whole-brain functional imaging in zebrafish to better understand the function of genes that increase the risk of autism.
Learning to Play, Playing to Learn
While some may think of academics and play as mutually exclusive, others argue that it’s important to embed the brain-boosting practice of play into the skill-building activities of academics. This summer, the Gesell Program in Early Childhood partnered with New Haven Public Schools to launch a play-based learning pilot focused on pre-K through grade 3.
MOMS Partnership® Featured in NASEM Report as 'Promising Model'
The MOMS Partnership® is identified as a "Promising Model" in a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine titled, "Vibrant and Health Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity."