COVID-19 means a lot more work for families of children with disabilities, but schools can help – December 16, 2020
CSCH recently completed a survey of district and school leaders about how the pandemic has affected their priorities and concerns. Results indicated that one of their biggest worries is social and emotional wellness. That prompted us to do a podcast series on the topic.
CSCH Steering Committee member Jeana Bracey, CSCH Affiliate Damion Grasso, and Michelle Doucette Cunningham discuss what schools and communities can do to promote child wellness during COVID-19.
Distinguished Neag professor aims to help school efforts to integrate health and learning – December 4, 2020
Background Jesse Mala is an Assistant Visiting Professor in the UConn Department of Educational Leadership sports management program. He studies how sport can be used to promote positive development among Black and Latinx youth in poverty.
It’s time for COVID-19 disaster relief … for mothers – November 23, 2020
Check out our CSCH briefs on CT School Administrator Perspectives on Shifting Priorities During COVID-19, Alternatives to Exclusionary Discipline Practices, Virtual Peace Rooms, and the Social and Emotional Well-being of College Students: https://csch.uconn.edu/brief-reports/
CSCH Steering Committee members Alice Forrestor and Beth Russell, along with CSCH Postdoctoral Scholar Emily Iovino, discuss what schools and communities can do to promote family wellness.
UConn Professor Starts Foundation to Help Empower Those Affected by Rare Diseases – November 11, 2020
Concerns About Child’s Weight Increase Risk for Family Weight Teasing – November 9, 2020
Background Jessica Hollenbach, Ph.D. is Co-Director of the Asthma Center at Connecticut Children’s and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Her primary research interests include the implementation and dissemination of effective asthma programs in underprivileged communities
CSCH Steering Committee member Lisa Sanetti, Ravit Stein, and CSCH Affiliate Taylor Koriakin discuss what schools can do to promote employee wellness.
A CSCH Brief by Sandra M. Chafouleas, Emily A. Iovino, Marlene B. Schwartz, & Helene M. Marcy
Barriers in Food Access Contribute to Inequitable Risks of Obesity and Food Insecurity Among Food Pantry Clients – October 21, 2020
UConn Researcher Receives CDC Grant to Develop Social Media-Based Intervention to Prevent Gun Injury – October 20, 2020
A CSCH Brief by Emily A. Iovino, Jannell Brown, Alyssa Bunyea, Breanna McFarlane, Angel Ojide, Hannah Perry, Daniel Schwartzman, Cyrus Smith, and Sandra M. Chafouleas
A CSCH Crosswalk written by Sandra M. Chafouleas, Amy M. Briesch, Jennifer N. Dineen, and Helene M. Marcy
Schooling, Caregiving, and Emotional Support during COVID – October 7, 2020
A CSCH Brief written by Caitlin Elsaesser, Aditi Das and Helene Marcy
Background Maria LaRusso, EdD is an Assistant Professor in UConn’s Department of Human Development and Family Sciences. Her primary research concerns how children’s growth and well-being is shaped by relationships and supports across different contexts
CSCH Affiliate Jesse Mala discusses his research looking at the relationship between sport & physical activity and working memory & perceptions of school climate among youth living in poverty.
Weight Stigma Predicts Emotional Distress and Binge Eating During COVID-19 – September 10, 2020
A Spillover Effect: Medicaid Expansion Leads to Healthier Dietary Choices – September 8, 2020
Background Jon Phillips, PhD is an Assistant Professor at UConn’s School of Social Work. His primary research concerns inter-professional collaboration in people-serving systems. Phillips is particularly interested in the child welfare system
Pandemic Hitting Families Of Those With Disabilities Harder – August 28, 2020
CSCH recently released two reports about schools’ trauma-informed response to COVID-19.
A CSCH Crosswalk written by Emily A. Iovino and Sandra M. Chafouleas
CSCH Co-Director Sandra Chafouleas and Amy Briesch of Northeastern University discuss the IES-funded NEEDs2 project that explored what school personnel and families think about the role for schools in student social, emotional, and behavioral screening.
A CSCH Brief written by Emily A. Iovino, Sandra M. Chafouleas, Alyssa Bunyea, and Hannah Y. Perry
A CSCH Brief written by Sandra M. Chafouleas and Emily A. Iovino
Strategies for Fostering an Emotionally Safe School Environment – July 10, 2020
A CSCH Report written by Sandra M. Chafouleas, Taylor A. Koriakin, Emily A. Iovino, Jeana Bracey, & Helene M. Marcy
Rudd Center: Beverage Companies Spent More than $1 Billion in Advertising for Sugary Drinks and Energy Drinks in 2018 – June 23, 2020
The Neag Foundation has provided the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health with a two-year grant to facilitate work in the Think about the Link Project
Many LGBTQ Teens Report Bullying that Extends Beyond Their Sexual and Gender Orientations – June 15, 2020
Our Teens are missing so many milestones, but there are things we can do – June 14, 2020
A CSCH Brief written by Sandra M. Chafouleas and Helene M. Marcy
A CSCH Report written by Sandra M. Chafouleas and Helene M. Marcy
Background Julian Ford, Ph.D is a board-certified clinical psychologist and Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and School of Law. He is also the Principal Investigator and Director of two Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
School Wellness Policies Key to Ensuring New York Schools Adopt Healthier Nutrition and Exercise Standards – May 7, 2020
Research Spotlight: Looking at food policy with UConn’s Rudd Center – April 28, 2020
As Families Struggle During Pandemic, Children At High Risk for Neglect – April 27, 2020
5 things college students should include in a plan for their wellness – April 27, 2020
Our latest email shared information about a COVID-19 study that our research team is doing, a short list of resources from some great organizations and how to help those in need and provided needed supplies. We have included some of those here.
A CSCH Brief written by Kerri M. Raissian, Megan Feely, Daniel Schwartzman and Helene M. Marcy
Coping With COVID? Mastering Social (But Not Emotional) Distancing – March 19, 2020
A CSCH Brief written by Margaret H. Lloyd and Helene M. Marcy
Oklahoma Multi-Site Family Treatment Court Model Standards Study Principal Investigator: Margaret Lloyd, UConn School of Social Work Key Partners: The OKMSS will be conducted in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
The Agony of Youth – March 1, 2020
CSCH Co-Director Sandra Chafouleas and CSCH Affiliate Emily Iovino discuss their study looking at how the caregivers of children with developmental disabilities define and view their own self-care
A CSCH Brief by CSCH Undergraduate Researcher Breanna McFarlane
Background Jaci L. VanHeest, Ph.D is an Associate Professor in the Neag School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology. Her primary research interest is the endocrine control of bodyweight and how that is impacted by physical activity among elite female athletes and children at risk of obesity.
The Ominous Rise of Toddler Milk – February 4, 2020
Exploring the School-Age Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Landscape – January 31, 2020
Background Ran Xu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and is interested in using statistics to address various social science problems. After earning his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Dr. Xu became interested in how math and statistics can be applied to model human behavior and improve public outcomes.
A Crosswalk written by Emily A. Iovino and Sandra M. Chafouleas
CSCH highlighted the work of HDFS Assistant Professor Ryan Watson in December and January. We interviewed Dr. Watson for a two-part podcast about his research. In Part 1 Watson discussed his research on disparities in access to HIV prevention tools among young men who have sex with men. In Part 2 he discussed his research […]
A CSCH Brief written by Katherine Connolly
Experts urge industry to work with schools to improve kids’ meals even as standards are rolled back – January 14, 2020
Healthier School Meals Are Evidence of the Success of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act – January 14, 2020