Is Juice on School Menus a Problem? – December 26, 2018
Background Debbie Cornman is a clinical psychologist who serves as the Associate Director of the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) and is an Associate Research Professor at UConn. Cornman’s research expertise lies in developing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based health behavior change interventions that are feasible for the context in which they […]
District administrator reports of academic and social, emotional, and behavioral standards in U.S. public school districts
Social, emotional, and behavioral health screening practices in U.S. public school districts
CSCH is pleased to announce and congratulate the awardees of our FY2019 seed grant competition. These grants provide funds to investigators to support projects that align with the vision of CSCH to promote an integrated approach to health and learning through collaborations across the components within the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. […]
Puhl, R. and Himmelstein, M. (2018) The study assessed weight bias internalization in a weight loss treatment-seeking sample of adolescents.
At School Lunch, Healthier Options are Overlooked When Juice is Available – November 15, 2018
Boehm, R., Read, M. and Schwartz, M. (2018) Researchers used lunch register data to compare juice and non-juice days for average daily selections of meal components and water and juice sales.
Would you like to bring your research to a wider audience? Please join us on November 15, 2018 as we talk to professors about their experience writing for and being published in The Conversation, one of the many resources used by UConn Communications to help disseminate faculty research to the general public. Featuring UConn faculty […]
Background Michele Femc-Bagwell is Associate Professor in Residence in the Department of Educational Leadership in the Neag School of Education at UConn. She is a former high school English teacher, middle school assistant principal, principal, and holds a Connecticut Superintendent’s certificate. In her 14-year career at UConn she has served as the director of the […]
On October 30, 2018 CSCH collaborated with the Public Health House Learning Community to host an event titled Field of Dreams: Building Links in Health and Education Using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model. The event built on prior opportunities to engage undergraduate students in learning and active discussion around topics related […]
Team Science Principles in School and Child Health Research
On October 17, 2018, for the second year, CSCH participated in Research Connections, a networking event sponsored by the UConn Learning Communities intended to expose first and second year students to undergraduate research. The CSCH booth stayed busy throughout the evening, with undergraduate students from many disciplines stopping to engage in conversation about opportunities in […]
Fleming-Milici, Harris, and Liu (2018) Researchers used an online survey to examine parents’ support for policies to reduce unhealthy food and beverage marketing to children and adolescents.
Together with the UConn Neag School of Education, CSCH cohosted a Twitter Chat about the importance of bridging the gap between home and school for diverse students on Monday, October 10, 2018. The chat was co-sponsored by El Instituto and Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Neag School of Education, was the featured guest. Participants […]
UConn Athletic Department Makes Strides In Mental Health Care – October 9, 2018
Raissian, K. and Houston Su, J. (2018) Authors used the Infant Feeding Practices Study (IFPS) II (n = 1008) to examine mothers who intended to breastfeed but did not actually breastfeed. Results suggest that mothers who intended to breastfeed had infants with fewer infections compared to infants whose mothers did not intend to breastfeed, irrespective […]
Cooksey-Stowers et al (2018) In this study, focus groups with food pantry staff and volunteers were conducted to assess their views on implementing a nutrition rating system
Himmelstein, M. and Puhl, R. (2018) This study examined four sources of stigma and their respective coping responses among 148 adolescents enrolled in a national weight loss camp.
Foster, Schwartz, Grenier, Burke, Taylor, & Mobley. (2018) Pairs of low‐income and food‐insecure mothers and fathers of children participated in one‐on‐one interviews to answer questions from the USDA 18‐item Household Food Security Survey Module measure using the think‐aloud method. Findings suggest that gender is related to interpretation of key concepts relevant to food insecurity.
Sarah Roseberry Lytle, Adrian Garcia-Sierra, and Patricia K. Kuhl (2018) This study investigates the effect of the presence of peers on infant foreign-language phonetic learning from video.
In partnership with staff from New Haven Public Schools and the Connecticut State Department of Education, CSCH has put together a series of brief video modules and written practice briefs to explain the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) components, synthesize related evidence, and share examples of school initiatives and resulting positive outcomes.
The Fight for Physical Literacy – Fall 2018
Adding Context to ‘Breast is Best’ – October 3, 2018
Background Ruth Lucas, RN, is an Assistant Professor in UConn’s School of Nursing. She began her career as a maternal child nurse and spent much of it working with mothers as they tried to breastfeed. Lucas observed that although there was a lot of research on mothers and breastfeeding, there was less robust science that […]
More Kids are Eating Fast Food – and Not the Healthy Options – September 27, 2018
Cooksey-Stowers, K., Martin, K. & Schwartz, M. (2018) Researchers surveyed a sample of food pantries clients about: (a) their level of support for interventions designed to promote healthy food choices in pantries; (b) why they select specific items in pantries, and (c) how shopping at the food pantry fits into their monthly food acquisitions.
Andreyeva, T. and Henderson, K.(2018) This study evaluates the food environment for preschool-age children in CT child care centers through a survey of center directors and describes center-reported adherence to the CACFP nutrition regulations.
On September 24, 2018, the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health held its second Encore Conference. The Encore conference provided an opportunity for participants to learn about work related to school and/or child health that CSCH affiliates had presented previously at external conferences. It included a poster “encore” session (sharing work already presented in […]
Background Jennifer McGarry is Professor in and Head of the Department of Educational Leadership at UConn’s Neag School of Education. She has been an athlete and coach and has studied sport throughout her professional career, focusing particularly on the different participation rates and access to sport that people have based on gender and race. Her […]
Puhl, Rebecca M. and Himmelstein, Mary S. (2018) Using a weight loss treatment-seeking sample of adolescents, the study assessed adolescents’ emotional reactions to words their parents use to describe their weight and preferred language for these interactions.
Consumer Food Decisions Can Cut Climate Pollution – July 23, 2018
Peterson, E. L., Pidano, A. E., & Honigfeld, L. (2018) Researchers evaluated patient, clinician, and situational factors associated with pediatric primary care providers’ (PPCPs) reported likelihood to refer hypothetical patients with mental health concerns to mental health specialists.
Findings from the NEEDs2 Project
An Overview of the NEEDs2 Project
School psychologists: In a class of their own – July 7, 2018
The Science is Clear: Separating Families has Damaging Psychological and Health Consequences – June 22, 2018
Auerbach, E. R., Chafouleas, S. M., & Briesch, A. M. (2018) Researchers interviewed a small sample of state-level stakeholders to supplement the findings from an earlier study looking at the guidance provided by states on their websites regarding school-based social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) screening.
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F. G. Miller, A.H. Johnson, H. Yu, S.M. Chafouleas et al (2018) The study examined the reliability and validity of data derived from three commonly utilized school-based behavioral assessment methods on academically engaged, disruptive, and respectful behavior.
LGBTQ Teens Experiencing High Levels of Stress, says National Survey – May 15, 2018
Presentation at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 39th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care (Chicago, IL) by Moriarty Daley, A., Polifroni, E.C., & Sadler, L. – March 2018 Click to View & Download
T. Andreyeva et al (2018) Researchers assessed the dietary quality of lunches and feeding practices for preschool-age children at 97 licensed child care centers in Connecticut, and made comparisons by participation in a federal food assistance program.
Together with the UConn Neag School of Education, CSCH cohosted a Twitter Chat about teacher stress and teacher well-being on Monday, April 23, 2018. Lisa Sanetti, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, was the featured guest. Participants were encouraged to watch Dr. Sanetti’s CSCH live talk, ” Teacher Wellbeing: Secure Your Own Oxygen […]
Pediatricians look for the best language to discuss weight with children – April 22, 2018
CSCH Steering Committee member Ruth Lucas, PhD, discusses how breastfeeding takes effort on the part of both the baby and the mother ï»¿
‘The $12 Potato Chip – and Other Horrors – April 10, 2018
Starbucks Classrooms, Plus Six Other New Approaches in Education – April 3, 2018
R. L. Pearl and R. M. Puhl (2018) Researchers reviewed 74 studies assessing the relationship between Weight bias internalization (WBI) and health and interventions de-signed to reduce WBI and improve health.
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Background Alice Forrester is the Chief Executive Officer of Clifford Beers Clinic in New Haven, CT. She graduated with a BA in Art History and was a performance artist in the East Village of New York City before her interest in drama and group work led her to get a Masters Degree in Drama Therapy. […]
CSCH Live Talk by Lisa Sanetti, PhD – October 2017 ï»¿
Presentation at the ASCD Empower 18 Conference (Boston, MA) by Chafouleas, S., M., Femc-Bagwell, M., Brooks, A. M., & Edmondon, B. – March 2018 Click to View & Download
R.M. Puhl and M.S. Himmelstein (2018) Adolescents enrolled in a national weight loss camp completed an online survey about their preferences for words that health providers use to refer to their body weight.
Splett, J. W., Chafouleas, S. M., & George, M. W. R. (2018) This special issue focuses on the features necessary to improve the accessibility of children’s behavioral health services, and describes the practices and outcomes of innovative state and local community partnerships.
K. Eklund, E. Rossen,T. Koriakin, S.M. Chafouleas & C. Resnick. (2018) The study examines the availability and use of trauma screening measures to detect early indicators of risk among youth in schools.
Will Holding the Cheese and Chocolate Milk on Happy Meals Make a Difference? – March 2, 2018
Lindsay J. DiStefano et al (2018) Through a series of landing tests, this study compared children who participate in multiple sports to those who specialize in one sport. The study found that sport sampling at a young age is associated with improved neuromuscular control, which may reduce injury risk in youth athletes.
Sports Sampling May Reduce Injury Risk in Young Athletes – February 26, 2018
Background Kathryn Libal is an anthropologist who has a joint appointment between the UConn School of Social Work and Human Rights Institute (HRI) and directs HRI. Her early love for learning language and travel led her to anthropology, finally resulting in a focus on anthropology of childhood and on human rights. “I loved language because […]
Together with the UConn Neag School of Education, CSCH cohosted a Twitter Chat about the effect of play on the brain on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Jaci VanHeest, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and the Department of Kinesiology, was the featured guest. Participants were encouraged to watch Dr. VanHeest’s CSCH live talk, […]
Healthy Drink Can Pack a Punch in Preschooler’s Lunch – February 22, 2018
Sandra M. Chafouleas et al (2018) This paper reviews evidence on trauma-specific interventions targeted to students exhibiting negative symptoms and highlights trauma-specific interventions. The authors discuss the potential impact of interventions that are part of a school-wide trauma-informed approach.
CSCH Live Talk by Jaci VanHeest, PhD – October 2017
Background Lindsay DiStefano is the Athletic Training Program Director and an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at UConn. With a background in athletic training and sports medicine and an appreciation of working with children, DiStefano found that “working to prevent sport-related injury in a youth athlete population was a natural fit.” Her research […]
School-Based Universal Behavior Screening: an analysis of state and district-level guidance regarding school-based, universal screening for social, emotional, and behavioral risk
Kooken, J., McCoach, D. B., & Chafouleas, S. M. (2018) Using measures of behavior from 575 middle school students, the researchers compared the results of several multilevel growth mixture models.