Background Emma Zuk will soon receive her PhD from UConn in the Department of Kinesiology, focusing on physical activity engagement in children
Physical Education / Activity
The WSCC Blueprints: Guides for Implementing Practices and Policies Aligned with the WSCC Model
A CSCH Brief by Kathleen M. Williamson, Jessica B. Koslouski, Helene M. Marcy & Sandra M. Chafouleas
Episode 18: The WSCC Blueprints – helping schools integrate health and learning
CSCH Postdoctoral Scholars Jessica Koslouski and Kathleen Williamson describe the CSCH WSCC Blueprint tools geared to helping schools implement the WSCC model.
The power of puppets: New toolkit helps kids process “heavy feelings” – January 6, 2023
Episode 17: How Kids and Young Adults Benefit from Nature
UConn Professors Jean Coffey, Damion Grasso, and Cynthia Jones discuss the benefits of nature and how to get outside.
Developing High School Students into Data Scientists – December 19, 2022
Helping Schools Put ‘Whole Child’ into Policy and Practice – September 20, 2022
Affiliate Profile: Eileen Condon
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
New CSCH Steering Committee Members
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
How do School Policies Align with the WSCC Model? A Connecticut Evaluation
A CSCH Brief by Helene M. Marcy, Sandra M. Chafouleas, Marlene B. Schwartz, and Sarah L. McKee
The UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health
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Affiliate Profile: Sudha Srinivasan
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.
The Science of Distraction: Neag Professor Explores Fluctuations of Attention During Science Learning – January 21, 2022
WSCC Resources for Schools
CSCH is pleased to announce its NEW Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model (WSCC) resources for schools
WellSAT WSCC: A Comprehensive Tool for Evaluating School Wellness Policies
A CSCH Brief by Breanna McFarlane, Sandra M. Chafouleas, Marlene B. Schwartz, Helene M. Marcy, Jessica Koslouski, and Emily Iovino
Back to School Resources: Aligning Guidance with the WSCC Model, V3
A CSCH Crosswalk written by Emily A. Iovino, Sandra M. Chafouleas, and Hanna Y. Perry
Episode 11: The Importance of Physical Activity on Wellness
CSCH Affiliates Jaci Vanheest and Nneka Arinze, along with Cassandra Rowett, discuss the importance of play and physical activity.
Parents Confused about Healthier Drinks for Kids Not Helped by Labeling of Fruit Drinks, Flavored Water and Unsweetened Juice – April 8, 2021
Affiliate Profile: Jesse Mala
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.
Connecticut School Administrator Perspectives on Shifting Priorities During COVID-19
A CSCH Brief by Sandra M. Chafouleas, Emily A. Iovino, Marlene B. Schwartz, & Helene M. Marcy
Episode 7: The Potential Impact of Sport and Physical Activity on Youth Living in Poverty
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.
Neag Foundation Provides CSCH with Two-year Grant
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
School Wellness Policies Key to Ensuring New York Schools Adopt Healthier Nutrition and Exercise Standards – May 7, 2020
Affiliate Profile: Jaci VanHeest
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 War on Childhood Obesity Needs a War on Blame – November 22, 2019
Barely Half of Connecticut Students Meet Minimum Standard of Physical Fitness – November 18, 2019
WellSAT WSCC 2.0
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.
Episode 2: What is the WellSAT WSCC?
CSCH Co-Director Sandra Chafouleas and CSCH Steering Committee Member Marlene Schwartz discuss their work developing the WellSAT WSCC Tool.
Introducing 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.
Professor Urges Parents to Keep Kids Moving This Summer – June 7, 2019
Thinking About the Link Between Health and Learning CSCH Video Series
Our video modules provide an overview of the WSCC Model and its ten domains:
Building Links in Health and Education Undergraduate Event
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 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.
The Fight for Physical Literacy – Fall 2018
Sports Sampling May Reduce Injury Risk in Young Athletes – February 26, 2018
The Boy Who Learned How to Play
CSCH Live Talk by Jaci VanHeest, PhD – October 2017
Announcement of CSCH Encore Grant Awardees
CSCH is pleased to announce and congratulate the awardees of our FY2018 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.
CSCH Live Talks
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
The New York Times
Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class – March 21, 2017
The Wellness School Assessment Tool, WellSAT
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.
Funded by USDA SNAP-Ed, local foundations, AmeriCorps and private donations, Husky Sport is a sport based youth development program operating as a community-campus partnership between Hartford’s North End and UConn’s Neag School of Education. Husky Sport emphasizes nutritional education, physical activity, transferrable life skills, and academic enrichment with K-12 grade students both in school and […]
Effectiveness of Brain Breaks to Improve Physical Literacy
The overall objective is to establish the preliminary effectiveness of a video-based exercise intervention, or “BrainErgizersTM,” that can be incorporated into the school day as a classroom physical activity brain break. For more information, contact: Lindsay DiStefano
Think about the Link Project
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 […]