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 […]
Background Sandra Chafouleas is the Co-Director of CSCH as a well as a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education at UConn. Before turning to research, Chafouleas was a school psychologist in a variety of settings, with specialization working with students exhibiting challenging behavior. As a researcher, her […]
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.
School building administrator reports of screening practices across academic, physical health, and behavioral domains
Is Juice on School Menus a Problem? – December 26, 2018
District administrator reports of academic and social, emotional, and behavioral standards in U.S. public school districts
Social, emotional, and behavioral health screening practices in U.S. public school districts
Background Michele Femc-Bagwell is Associate Professor in Residence in the Department of Educational Leadership in the Neag School of Education at UConn. She is a former high school English teacher, middle school assistant principal, principal, and holds a Connecticut Superintendent’s certificate. In her 14-year career at UConn she has served as the director of the […]
Fleming-Milici, Harris, and Liu (2018) Researchers used an online survey to examine parents’ support for policies to reduce unhealthy food and beverage marketing to children and adolescents.
UConn Athletic Department Makes Strides In Mental Health Care – October 9, 2018
Raissian, K. and Houston Su, J. (2018) Authors used the Infant Feeding Practices Study (IFPS) II (n = 1008) to examine mothers who intended to breastfeed but did not actually breastfeed. Results suggest that mothers who intended to breastfeed had infants with fewer infections compared to infants whose mothers did not intend to breastfeed, irrespective […]
Cooksey-Stowers et al (2018) In this study, focus groups with food pantry staff and volunteers were conducted to assess their views on implementing a nutrition rating system
Himmelstein, M. and Puhl, R. (2018) This study examined four sources of stigma and their respective coping responses among 148 adolescents enrolled in a national weight loss camp.
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.
Andreyeva, T. and Henderson, K.(2018) This study evaluates the food environment for preschool-age children in CT child care centers through a survey of center directors and describes center-reported adherence to the CACFP nutrition regulations.
Findings from the NEEDs2 Project
An Overview of the NEEDs2 Project
The Science is Clear: Separating Families has Damaging Psychological and Health Consequences – June 22, 2018
Auerbach, E. R., Chafouleas, S. M., & Briesch, A. M. (2018) Researchers interviewed a small sample of state-level stakeholders to supplement the findings from an earlier study looking at the guidance provided by states on their websites regarding school-based social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) screening.
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Starbucks Classrooms, Plus Six Other New Approaches in Education – April 3, 2018
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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
Splett, J. W., Chafouleas, S. M., & George, M. W. R. (2018) This special issue focuses on the features necessary to improve the accessibility of children’s behavioral health services, and describes the practices and outcomes of innovative state and local community partnerships.
Sandra M. Chafouleas et al (2018) This paper reviews evidence on trauma-specific interventions targeted to students exhibiting negative symptoms and highlights trauma-specific interventions. The authors discuss the potential impact of interventions that are part of a school-wide trauma-informed approach.
School-Based Universal Behavior Screening: an analysis of state and district-level guidance regarding school-based, universal screening for social, emotional, and behavioral risk
Amy M. Briesch, Sandra M. Chafouleas and Ruth K. Chaffee (2017) This paper describes the ﬁndings of a systematic review of state-level websites to identify the extent to which state departments of education have provided speciﬁc guidance with regard to the who, what, where, when, and why of universal social, emotional, and/or behavioral screening practices.
The UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH) was excited to partner with co-sponsors UConn and the UConn Foundation to host the first Science Salon of the 2018 series. The event, “How Schools Succeed by Nurturing the Whole Child,” took place on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Lyceum in Hartford, Conn. […]
Presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health by Auerbach, Long, Koriakin, Briesch, & Chafouleas – October 2017 Click to View & Download
Adding $1 to Minimum Wage = Less Child Neglect – October 2, 2017
Why America Needs a Population Czar – September 12, 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) […]
Health care providers endorse call for sales tax increase – June 20, 2017
State Leaders Attend Symposium on Childhood Trauma, Mental Health – May 26, 2017
Rebecca M. Puhl et al (2017) This longitudinal study examines weight-based teasing in adolescence and its potential health consequences in adulthood, including obesity, unhealthy weight-control and eating behaviors, and poor body image.
Why Your School Should be Implementing trauma-Informed Practices – April 2017
Marlene B. Schwartz, et al (2017) This article describes an observational experiment that looked at whether a local campaign to reduce consumption of sugary drinks was associated with a decrease in grocery store drink sales.
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.
Publications include updates on the HUSKY CT program and the impact of CT budgets on health and education programs for children and families.
Funded by the National Center for Education Research, Institute for Education Sciences, the National Exploration of Emotional/Behavioral Detection in School Screening (NEEDs2) project aims to understand if and how social, emotional, and behavioral screeners are being used in schools, and what factors influence use.
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 […]
New Faculty Projects Will Advance Academic Plan – July 13, 2016
Rebecca Puhl, Young Suh, and Xun Li (2016) This article describes the results of a study looking at parental support for enactment of laws and policies to protect youth from weight-based bullying.
Support Increasing for Laws Against Weight-Based Bullying – April 26, 2016
Fight Childhood Obesity In Preschools, Child Care Centers, New Report Says – March 22, 2016