CSCH News Archive


CSCH Resilience Screening

November 16, 2016

CSCH, in collaboration with the Neag School of Education, hosted a free screening of the documentary film Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope. Additional sponsors included UConn’s Office of Public Engagement, InCHIP, Achieve Hartford!, and the Clifford Beers Clinic.

The documentary film chronicles the work done by researchers in terms of demonstrating both the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and their correlation with major health problems in adulthood. The film also showcases pediatricians, therapists, and educators who are screening their patients and students for ACES and who are working to provide support and family therapy to students and their families. Following the documentary, CSCH Co-Director Sandra Chafouleas moderated a panel discussion with James Redford of KPJR Films and Director of Resilience; Alice Forrester, from Clifford Beers Clinic in New Haven; and Paul Diego-Holzer, from Achieve Hartford! After some introductory discussion, panelists took questions from the audience of over 200 practitioners, community members, faculty, students and researchers. Click to watch the panel discussion.

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CSCH Receives 3-year
UConn Academic Vision Grant

July 13, 2016

In 2013, UConn launched a comprehensive process to develop a new academic vision and identify initiatives that will enable the University to enhance excellence in research and education. One of the priority areas identified in that process was health and wellness. CSCH is pleased to announce that is has received a 3-year Academic Vision grant as part of the UConn Academic Plan.

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July 21, 2016

CSCH is pleased to announce the FY16 Awardees of the InCHIP-Neag School of Education Dual-PI Seed Grants for Collaborative Research in School and Child Health.

The purpose of this competition was to provide funds to dual-PI teams to support new research initiatives and pilot work that would lead to innovative external grant applications focused on school and child health. Each winning dual-PI team will receive $15,000 in funding to conduct their pilot research.

Funding will be awarded to:

Jaci VanHeest (Department of Educational Psychology) and Rory McGloin (Department of Communication) for their proposal, “Examining the Effects of a Novel Exergaming Experience in Middle-School Youth”

Jennifer McGarry (Department of Educational Leadership) and Lindsay DiStefano (Department of Kinesiology) for their proposal, “Effectiveness of Brain Breaks to Improve Physical Literacy”