Sullivan: Yale-Community Partnership Hatches Vital HIV Prevention Research from Seed
Drs. Tami Sullivan and Jaimie Meyer are the latest affiliates of the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS to successfully turn a pilot project into a full-scale HIV prevention research project.Source: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University
Sullivan, Meyer Awarded Grant to Study Intimate Partner Violence Among Women Living with HIV
Tami Sullivan, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Family Violence Research and Programs, and Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing, have been awarded a new grant to study intimate partner violence among women living with HIV.
Department's Psychology Section to screen 'The Thick Dark Fog'
The Yale Department of Psychiatry’s Psychology Section will sponsor a screening of the documentary “The Thick Dark Fog” at 3:00 pm May 15, 2019, at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St., New Haven.
Opportunities for Learning: Evaluating the Preschool Development Grant (PDG)
PEER has partnered with the Office of Early Childhood, the State Department of Education, and the University of Connecticut to evaluate the Preschool Development Grant (PDG) program in Connecticut. PEER will use existing data to examine the association between PDG participation and child outcomes in the kindergarten year.
Experts explain how millennials can take care of their unique health needs
"You've got your whole life ahead of you," young adults are often told—but that's of little comfort to the many 20- and 30-somethings who face "adulting" challenges like career uncertainty, overwhelming student loan debt, and relationship difficulties.Source: Medical XPress
PEER Supports Bridgeport Early Childhood Social-Emotional Learning Initiative
In an effort to promote coordinated, high quality SEL programming and supports for the young children and families of Bridgeport, a number of local stakeholders came together in the summer of 2018 to launch the Bridgeport Early Childhood SEL Initiative (BECSELI). The initiative is led by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and PEER is contributing as an evaluation partner. Several of PEER’s member organizations serve on the BECSELI Steering Committee.
PEER hosts strategy session with John Easton of UChicago Consortium
PEER member organizations gathered at The Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, Connecticut for a strategy session focused on leveraging research to enhance decision-making. John Q. Easton provided the keynote address and shared his deep expertise in research-practice partnerships.
PEER joins the National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships
The work of research-practice partnerships is inherently complex and challenging, and PEER works hard to balance rigor, relevance, and timeliness. PEER is part of a national movement of education research-practice partnerships (RPPs), and PEER recently joined the National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships (NNERPP).
Gordon a panelist on SAMHSA virtual roundtable
Derrick M. Gordon, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Research, Policy and Program on Male Development at The Consultation Center, participated as a panelist on a virtual roundtable Sept. 20 held to increase awareness about the mental health needs and vulnerabilities of African American boys.
PEER releases study examining kindergarten entry skills in Connecticut
The Partnership for Early Education Research (PEER) has released a new brief entitled Assessing Kindergarten Entry Skills in Connecticut: The Kindergarten Entrance Inventory, 2010-2013. This brief describes a PEER study that examines the performance of kindergarten children across a variety of domains and explores whether there were any group differences or community differences in performance.
School-Family Partnerships to Support Early Childhood Education
Abundant research demonstrates the family’s significant impact on a child’s learning and success in school. Families who work often rely on early childhood education programs and public schools to provide care and education for their young children. By working together, the partners create supportive home and school environments—mitigating challenges and expanding opportunities for success.
Videogame boosts sex health IQ and attitudes in minority teens
A videogame designed by Yale researchers to promote health and reduce risky behavior in teens improves sexual health knowledge and attitudes among minority youth, according to a new study. The findings validate the value of the videogame as a tool to engage and educate teens at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), said the researchers.
Early Childhood Care and Education: A Prudent Investment
Research has shown that participation in a high-quality early childhood education program can be associated with improved outcomes in educational attainment, employment, earnings, and health outcomes. Research also points to clear economic implications of investing in early childhood education. How could investment in early childhood education pay off in Connecticut?
PEER releases its first research brief
PEER has released the first of three research briefs describing the work funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The brief focuses on assessment practices in school-based and center-based early childhood education classrooms in PEER communities.