The power of puppets: New toolkit helps kids process “heavy feelings” – January 6, 2023
UConn Professors Jean Coffey, Damion Grasso, and Cynthia Jones discuss the benefits of nature and how to get outside.
Feel Your Best Self Collaborative Project Nominated for Kidscreen Award – December 19, 2022
Developing High School Students into Data Scientists – December 19, 2022
A Sandy Hook reflection: Gun violence is preventable — if we want – December 14, 2022
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
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
UConn Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Encourages Experiential Learning, Sees Tremendous Student Success – July 21, 2022
Multidisciplinary Team Wins $3M for Graduate Programs – June 28, 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
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 Angel Ojide, Emily A. Iovino, Jessica Koslouski, Sandra M. Chafouleas, and Helene M. Marcy
Study Reveals How Parents Talk About Their Teen’s Weight, and How Teens Feel About It – April 8, 2022
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
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.
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Nurse Researcher Receives Health Equity Research Award – February 16, 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
The Science of Distraction: Neag Professor Explores Fluctuations of Attention During Science Learning – January 21, 2022
Background Ido Davidesco, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences in the Department of Educational Psychology at UConn’s Neag School of Education
CT child care centers lost out on $30M in federal food funding – December 24, 2021
Nurse Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Help Women Manage Breastfeeding Pain – December 9, 2021
CSCH recently asked CSCH Affiliate Valerie Duffy, Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, to tell us about the Healthy Family Connecticut Project, which provides food and nutrition information for Connecticut families.
Study: International Support for Policies to Address Weight-Based Bullying & Discrimination – November 4, 2021
A CSCH Brief by Emily A. Iovino, Hannah Y. Perry, Sandra M. Chafouleas, Jessica Koslouski, & Helene M. Marcy
New Study Reveals Marketing Disproportionately Affects Purchases of Sweetened Children’s Drinks by Households with Low Incomes – October 26, 2021
Background Valerie Duffy, PhD is a registered dietitian, Professor, and Director of the Graduate Program in Health Promotion Sciences, the Department of Allied Health Sciences
Back To School 2021: Supporting The Social And Emotional Needs Of Students – September 2, 2021
CSCH is pleased to announce its NEW Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model (WSCC) resources for schools
A CSCH Brief by Breanna McFarlane, Sandra M. Chafouleas, Marlene B. Schwartz, Helene M. Marcy, Jessica Koslouski, and Emily Iovino
A CSCH Crosswalk written by Emily A. Iovino, Sandra M. Chafouleas, and Hanna Y. Perry
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Sugary Drink Consumption Exacerbated by Exposure to Neighborhood Fast Food and Convenience Stores – August 6, 2021
Millions of kids get suspended or expelled each year – but it doesn’t address the root of the behavior – August 11, 2021
Adolescents Report Increase in Weight Stigma on Social Media during COVID-19 Pandemic – July 28, 2021
Study Reveals ‘Major Limitations’ to Fast-food Industry Self Regulation of Advertising to Children – June 22, 2021
Fast-Food Companies Spending More on Ads Aimed at Youth – June 17, 2021
CSCH Affiliate Melissa Bray is one of the directors of the UConn Mind-Body Health Research Interest Group. Bray recently answered some questions about how she got interested in mind-body health (MBH), why it’s beneficial and how schools can incorporate MBH interventions into their SEL curriculum.
UConn Selected to Help Create National Network on Emotional Wellbeing Research – May 5, 2021
CSCH Affiliates Jaci Vanheest and Nneka Arinze, along with Cassandra Rowett, discuss the importance of play and physical activity.
UConn Health Researchers Receive a $3.1 Million Dollar Grant to Study Pandemic-Related Stress in Families with Infants – April 22, 2021
Fruit drink labeling is confusing to many parents, study finds – April 8, 2021
How social media turns online arguments between teens into real-world violence – April 5, 2021
Helping Change Health Behaviors with the Click of a Button – March 29, 2021
Q&A: Supporting Your Child’s Well-Being During the Pandemic – February 24, 2021
Teen Suicide During COVID-19: The Second Crisis In Our Schools – February 17, 2021
Helping Kids Decode their Brains – February 15, 2021
Nurse Researchers Study How to Increase COVID-19 Testing, Vaccination Among Underserved Hispanic Families – February 1, 2021
Food Pantries Use Nutrition Information to Increase Healthy Food Orders – January 7, 2021
CSCH Steering Committee members Alice Forrester 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
A CSCH Brief by Sandra M. Chafouleas, Emily A. Iovino, Marlene B. Schwartz, & Helene M. Marcy
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
Schooling, Caregiving, and Emotional Support during COVID – October 7, 2020
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
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
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
Coping With COVID? Mastering Social (But Not Emotional) Distancing – March 19, 2020
A CSCH Brief written by Margaret H. Lloyd and Helene M. Marcy
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
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
CSCH Affiliate Ryan Watson discusses his research on sexual and gender minority youth and their substance abuse. (Part 2 of two episodes on Dr. Watson’s research).
Researchers: Look at factors outside the family that cause child neglect – December 2, 2019
CSCH Affiliate Ryan Watson discusses his research on disparities in access to HIV prevention tools among men who have sex with men (Part 1 of two episodes on Dr. Watson’s research).
The War on Childhood Obesity Needs a War on Blame – November 22, 2019
A CSCH Brief by CSCH Undergraduate Researcher Daniel Schwartzman
Barely Half of Connecticut Students Meet Minimum Standard of Physical Fitness – November 18, 2019
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.
A CSCH Brief written by Emily Auerbach, Hannah Perry, & Sandra M. Chafouleas
Applying the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program to Address Teacher Well-being: A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study Co-Principal Investigators: Lisa Sanetti, Department of Educational Psychology and Alicia Dugan, Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine at UConn Health. Co-Investigator: Michele Femc-Bagwell, Department of Educational Leadership
CSCH Co-Hosts Second Symposium on Trauma-Informed Mental Health – October 29, 2019
Ample Ads and Confusing Labels Drive Children’s Sweetened Drink Sales – October 16, 2019
Targeting Alcohol Abuse with Emotion Regulation Strategies – October 16, 2019
App Endgame: Detect Dyslexia Earlier – October 7, 2019
CSCH Co-Director Sandra Chafouleas and CSCH Steering Committee Member Marlene Schwartz discuss their work developing the WellSAT WSCC Tool.
The UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health and the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity are pleased to announce the release of the WellSAT WSCC, a comprehensive school policy evaluation tool aligned with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model.
School food service, another divide between rich and poor – September 12, 2019
A CSCH Brief by CSCH Undergraduate Researcher Corona Zhang
A CSCH Brief written by CSCH Undergraduate Researcher Ireti Adegbesan
CSCH Steering Committee member Lisa Sanetti interviews CSCH affiliates Xiaomei Cong and Angela Starkweather about their work in the UConn Center for Advancement in Managing Pain.
When did GMO become a dirty word? – May 14, 2019
Our video modules provide an overview of the WSCC Model and its ten domains:
Background Beth Russell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences and is the Director of the Center for Applied Research in Human Development (CARHD), a CSCH partner. Russell studies self-regulation, in particular the regulation of psychological distress.
On April 2, 2019 CSCH collaborated with the Public Health House Learning Community, the School of Nursing, and the Human Rights Institute to host an event entitled Gun Violence Prevention: A Public Health Imperative during National Public Health Week.
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
UConn Athletic Department Makes Strides In Mental Health Care – October 9, 2018
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.
Adding Context to ‘Breast is Best’ – October 3, 2018
Pediatricians look for the best language to discuss weight with children – April 22, 2018
‘The $12 Potato Chip – and Other Horrors – April 10, 2018
Healthy Drink Can Pack a Punch in Preschooler’s Lunch – February 22, 2018
As part of an initiative to provide multi-media training for CSCH affiliates, the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health partnered with the Public Health House Learning Community to host a live filming of TED-like talks on October 30, 2017
No Chocolate Milk? No Problem, Kids Get Used to Plain Milk – July 14, 2017
CSCH is pleased to announce and congratulate the two awardees of our FY2017 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) […]
State Leaders Attend Symposium on Childhood Trauma, Mental Health – May 26, 2017
Parents Concerned About Unhealthy Food Marketing to Children – April 19, 2017
Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class – March 21, 2017
Big money spent marketing unhealthy baby, toddler foods – November 1, 2016
Current Rudd Center projects funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research program include an evaluation of Community Eligibility Provision (of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act) effects on academic and health outcomes and an assessment of the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns in child care centers. For more […]
Funded through the UConn OVPR’s Research Excellence Program, the Neag Foundation, and individual donors, this project facilitates school efforts in integrating health and learning. Schools can enhance their support systems by incorporating the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model in decision-making across academic, social, emotional, behavioral, and physical domains of functioning. Project materials […]
Clifford Beers Program Turns Stress and Trauma into Positive Outcomes – October 3, 2016
Junk Food Makers Market Look-Alike ‘Smart Snacks’ In Schools To Mislead Kids, Study Claims – September 1, 2016
Look-alike ‘Smart Snacks’ Confuse Students, Parents – August 31, 2016
Study: “Copycat Snacks” in Schools Confuse Parents and Kids – August 31, 2016
Fight Childhood Obesity In Preschools, Child Care Centers, New Report Says – March 22, 2016
2 Breakfasts May Be Better Than None For School Kids – March 17, 2016
Kids who eat two breakfasts are less likely to be overweight than those who eat none – March 17, 2016