Back to School, Back Together: Classroom Resources for Teachers and Students
A new school year is upon us, and students are returning to the classroom—some for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic was declared in March 2020. How can educators and families navigate an uncertain landscape? To help everyone get off to a great start, the Yale Child Study Center + Scholastic Collaborative have created “Back to School, Back Together,” an online hub with SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) resources, stories of resilience, and expert insights.Source: Scholastic Reads Podcast
A Yale doctor is using a video game to fight the opioid crisis
As drug-related deaths have spiked across the United States in recent years, doctors seeking to curb that surge are getting an unlikely new tool: a video game. The game, titled “PlaySmart,” was developed by Dr. Lynn Fiellin and funded in part by the National Institutes of Health.Source: The Washington Post
Support for Welcoming Students Back to School This Year
As we begin welcoming students back to school in the coming weeks, we know educators have many questions about the year ahead. The following is a letter from Lauren Tarshis, SVP, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Scholastic Magazines+, published on August 4, 2021, that shares insights and practical tips from Dr. Linda Mayes, Director of the Yale Child Study Center, as well as free articles from Scholastic Magazines+.Source: EDU Blog
Yale Study Reveals Social Media Habits of Black Teen Girls and Guides Risk-reduction Video Game
To support the development of a multiplayer risk-reduction videogame for Black teen girls, researchers at Yale conducted a study that sheds light on the social media habits of these teens in evaluating and choosing potential romantic partners. The results were published in the July 24 issue of Social Media & Society.
Virtual Reality Game Is an Effective Tool for Vaping Prevention Among Teens
The game prompts students to practice navigating peer pressure situations involving vaping. By encouraging teens to use their own voices in simulated situations, the researchers hoped they would become better prepared to face real-world scenarios.
Lynn Fiellin and Ty Sells play2Prevent for Teens
Lynn Fiellin is a Professor of Medicine, the Child Study Center, and Public Health at Yale. She is also the Founding Director of the play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games where she and her team focus on developing and evaluating videogame interventions, in the form of “serious games” to impact the health and well-being of adolescents.Source: the visible voices
Yale Partners With Connecticut Department of Education to Launch Instructional COVID-19 Website
A group of volunteers from Yale School of Medicine and educators across the state have come together in a collaboration to create COV-Ed, an online resource tool for educators and students to learn about the challenges of the pandemic.
Are Benzodiazepines the New Opioids?
Yale addiction specialists believe the primary care system can play a key role in preventing another medication epidemic. David A. Fiellin, MD, worries that otherwise, the trajectory of benzodiazepine prescriptions might lead to a situation that resembles the opioid crisis.Source: Yale Medicine
Fiellin, play2PREVENT Lab Awarded Grant Through NIH HEAL Initiative
Lynn E Fiellin, MD, associate professor of medicine (general internal medicine) and the Child Study Center; and founder/director, play2PREVENT Lab at Yale and the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games, was recently awarded a grant through The Helping to End Addiction Long-term, or the NIH HEAL Initiative.
Opioid treatment with buprenorphine launches at three D.C. emergency rooms
Three D.C. hospitals have launched programs providing medication-assisted addiction treatment to recent overdose victims in emergency rooms, a key component in the District’s plan to reduce overdose deaths by half by the end of next year. Similar initiatives have been set up at hospital emergency departments across the country, based on a 2015 study at Yale New Haven Hospital that showed users who start buprenorphine during emergency-room visits often have more success in recovery.Source: The Washington Post