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. She has focused on that work in school, early childcare, and college […]
Ickovics, Duffany, Shebl, Peters, Read, Gilstad-Hayden, & Schwartz. (2019) Using a cluster randomized trial, this study looks at the effectiveness of implementing school-based nutrition and physical activity policies on student BMI trajectories.
Puhl, R. and Himmelstein, M. (2018) The study assessed weight bias internalization in a weight loss treatment-seeking sample of 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
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.
Adding Context to ‘Breast is Best’ – October 3, 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.
The NHTAC uses a collective impact approach to drive greater alignment of resources and effective collaboration among residents, organizations, government, and investors. The neighborhood triple aims are improvement in population health, improvement in well-being, and improved value of public and private investment. For more information, contact Carol Polifroni
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.
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Pediatricians look for the best language to discuss weight with children – April 22, 2018
‘The $12 Potato Chip – and Other Horrors – April 10, 2018
Click to see our video modules that provide an overview of the WSCC Model and its ten components
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.
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. Over 80 undergraduate students and graduate students constituted the live audience as four CSCH affiliates […]
Presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health by Auerbach, Koriakin & Chafouleas – October 2017 Click to View & Download
Marlene B. Schwartz et al (2017) This longitudinal, observational study measured plain milk selection and consumption the first year flavored milk was removed in a school district and two years later. the study found that school-wide per-student consumption of plain milk increased over time.
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) […]
The Adolescent Adjustment Project (AAP) is a longitudinal NIH-funded research project directed by Dr. Christine McCauley Ohannessian at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Its primary goal is to uncover factors that protect young people from developing psychological and substance use problems. For more information, contact Christine McCauley […]
State Leaders Attend Symposium on Childhood Trauma, Mental Health – May 26, 2017
Daley, A.M., Polifroni, E. & Sadler, L. (2017) A metasynthesis of 12 qualitative research studies examining adolescents’ expectations of their health care providers.
Parents Concerned About Unhealthy Food Marketing to Children – April 19, 2017
Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class – March 21, 2017
Jennifer L. Harris, Maia Hyary, and Marlene B. Schwartz (2016) This article describes the results of study in which students and parents viewed and rated different kinds of snacks in four experimental conditions.
Big money spent marketing unhealthy baby, toddler foods – November 1, 2016
The state’s version of Healthy People 2020 provides a framework for health promotion and disease prevention in the current decade, with overarching themes of health equity and social determinants of health.
An annual report on school health services in Connecticut.
Publications include updates on the HUSKY CT program and the impact of CT budgets on health and education programs for children and families.
Publications include brief reports on subjects such as mental health, obesity, and asthma.
This BCAC annual report provides information on juvenile justice and safety; poverty; economic insecurity; early childhood, elementary, middle school, high school, and adult education; and health and well-being.
Two new projects at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity are evaluating the food environment, policies, and nutritional quality of meals in both USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) child care centers (funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research program) and non-CACFP child care centers (funded by the […]
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
Eating Two Breakfasts Is Better Than Eating None – March 23, 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