In one first-grade classroom, puppets teach children to ‘shake out the yuck’ – November 11, 2022
Background Dr. Jean S. Coffey Ph.D., APRN, CPNP, FAAN is a Clinical Professor in the UConn School of Nursing and has worked in the clinical setting for over 40 years
Background Dr. Rachal Chazan Cohen Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Human Development and Family Sciences Department at the University of Connecticut. Her main research interest is in how early childhood programs support children’s development and family well-being
Helping Schools Put ‘Whole Child’ into Policy and Practice – September 20, 2022
UConn Social Work Scholar Mogro-Wilson Achieves a Pair of ‘Firsts’ in Reaching Milestones – September 14, 2022
Background Dr. Eileen Condon Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. Her interests are in promoting health and health equity among children and families who are socially and economically marginalized
Belonging Runs Deep Among Physical Therapy Students, Faculty, and Staff – August 26, 2022
We are pleased to announce that we have three new CSCH Steering Committee Members joining us this fall
Puppets Get the Laser Treatment – August 17, 2022
UConn Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Encourages Experiential Learning, Sees Tremendous Student Success – July 21, 2022
UConn Study Finds Interprofessional Communication May Aid Family Reunification in Child Welfare Cases – July 20, 2022
Rudd Center’s Puhl Featured on Panel Addressing Weight Stigma in the Media – July 7, 2022
Multidisciplinary Team Wins $3M for Graduate Programs – June 28, 2022
Can Food Taxes and Subsidies Help Improve Health Outcomes? – June 23, 2022
School mental health resources critical to ensuring safe school environments – June 7, 2022
Changes are coming to school meals nationwide – an expert in food policy explains – June 7, 2022
A CSCH Brief by Helene M. Marcy, Sandra M. Chafouleas, Marlene B. Schwartz, and Sarah L. McKee
To end gun violence we need to address poverty – May 31, 2022
CSCH Co-Director Sandra Chafouleas interviews a panel of experts on the state of social emotional learning in Connecticut.
Standing Against Despair – May 26, 2022
A CSCH and Rudd Center Tip Sheet for Connecticut researchers
In partnership with The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, CSCH has created he Feel Your Best Self toolkit designed to promote emotional well-being through 12 simple strategies using videos, puppetry, and journaling.
Feel Your Best Self: Educators, Puppets Unite to Teach Kids About Emotions – May 11, 2022
Gun Violence Misinformation Panel Speaks to Creating Informed Policy Debate – April 26, 2022
A CSCH Brief by Sandra M. Chafouleas, Beth Russell, Helene M. Marcy, and Lisa Sanetti
Free School Lunch Program Coming to an End – April 15, 2022
Background Preeti Sandhu PsyD, is a pediatric psychologist in the division of Pain and Palliative Medicine at Connecticut Children’s Hospital. Her main research interest is in chronic pediatric pain management and she has past experience in providing education on the utilization of trauma-based therapy.
A CSCH Brief by Angel Ojide, Emily A. Iovino, Jessica Koslouski, Sandra M. Chafouleas, and Helene M. Marcy
Nurse Researcher Receives $15,000 Grant from UConn InCHIP to Investigate Inherited Stress in Black Mothers and Preterm Infants – April 11, 2022
Study Reveals How Parents Talk About Their Teen’s Weight, and How Teens Feel About It – April 8, 2022
A CSCH Tip Sheet based on the CSCH/InCHIP panel discussion, Whole Child Well-Being: Advancing Research Dissemination in Policy and Practice
Do current advertising rules for children’s products go far enough to protect their health? – April 5, 2022
New Report Reveals Industry-Led Initiative Fails to Protect Kids from Marketing of Unhealthy Foods and Beverages – April 5, 2022
An Info-graphic based on an article by Jessica B. Koslouski and Sandra M. Chafouleas
We recently interviewed Richard Hiskes about his thoughts on the human rights of children for a CSCH Podcast Episode.
CSCH Co-Director Sandra Chafouleas interviews UConn Professor Emeritus Richard Hiskes about his thoughts on the human rights of children.
A CSCH Brief by Caitlin McPherran Lombardi, Kyle DeMeo Cook, and Eleanor Fisk
Background Christina Ross PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor in the UConn School of Nursing. Her main research interests focus on the promotion of sexual and reproductive health among vulnerable youth, specifically African-American girls in foster care.
Schools will stop serving free lunch to all students – a pandemic solution left out of a new federal spending package – March 14, 2022
New bill aims to improve meals in Illinois schools – March 8, 2022
Join us for a virtual workshop about how researchers can map their policy landscape and create a plan to build relationships with policy stakeholders on Wednesday, March 30, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 p.m. Eastern.
Nurse Researcher Receives Health Equity Research Award – February 16, 2022
Background Sudha Srinivasan PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy program within the Department of Kinesiology in the UConn College of Agriculture Health and Natural Resources.
Multi-tiered Trauma Informed Support with Prof. Sandra Chafouleas – February 11, 2022
Pandemic-related school closings likely to have far-reaching effects on child well-being – February 9, 2022
A CSCH Brief by Emily A. Iovino, Jessica B. Koslouski, Sandra M. Chafouleas, and Hannah Y. Perry
CSCH Affiliates Jenn Cavallari, Alicia Dugan, and Lisa Sanetti discuss their study focused on improving the mental well-being of school teachers and how they work as an interdisciplinary team.
The Science of Distraction: Neag Professor Explores Fluctuations of Attention During Science Learning – January 21, 2022
More than masks and critical race theory – 3 tasks you should be prepared to do before you run for school board – January 18, 2022
Join us for a virtual panel discussion about how to effectively communicate research results within a policy sphere on Monday, February 28, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
An Info-graphic based on an article by Emily A. Iovino, Jessica B. Koslouski, and Sandra M. Chafouleas
Background Ido Davidesco, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences in the Department of Educational Psychology at UConn’s Neag School of Education
The WellSAT WSCC is a school policy evaluation tool aligned with the Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child (WSCC) model that builds on the history of the WellSAT, which is an evaluation tool for evaluation of school wellness policy.
The WSCC Toolkit helps schools incorporate the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model into decision-making and the integration of health and learning. It includes tools like practice briefs and planning blueprints to guide work in the coordination of policies, processes, and practices relevant to school and child well-being.
With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Rudd Foundation, researchers at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Health developed WellSAT, which allows users to assess the quality of their school district’s written wellness policy.
Prepared by the Community Research Alliance (CRA), with significant input from the Institute for Community Research, faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, CT and the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT, with support from the UCONN Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) Guidelines-Executive Summary PDF