Category Archives: News to Use

Click on the Connect with Kids monthly newsletters below to learn more about latest national news and trends on social and emotional issues that could impact you and your family. Topics range from the latest information on how to manage social media, how to talk to children about prejudice, how to improve motivation and academic success and much more.

  • News & Trends – Summer 2014

             Summer 2014      NPR Survey: Parenting Teens is Stressful     National Public Radio, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, recently conducted a poll of 2,500 adults to look at the extent of stress in America. Among groups most likely to […]

  • News & Trends – June 2014

    June 2014 Research: ‘Learning By Heart’ Says SEL Underpins Academic Success What would it take to weave social and emotional learning (SEL) into the daily fabric of our nation’s schools? What distinct practices, programs, and structures help schools embed SEL into ongoing teaching and learning? Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman, co-founders of the nonprofit organization […]

  • News & Trends – May 2014

          May 2014         May 18 through May 24 marks SAMHSA’s third annual National Prevention Week: Our Lives. Our Health. Our Future. Why is this important? Consider these statistics compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): In the past […]

  • News & Trends – May 6, 2014

    May 2014      Research: Effects of Childhood Bullying Extend for Decades into Adulthood      A new study, published in The American Journal of Psychiatry  and reported in USA Today, shows harmful effects can extend decades after the initial bullying. Researchers found those bullied in childhood had lower levels of education, greater physical and cognitive health […]

  • News & Trends – April 1, 2014

    April 2014      E-Cigarettes Surging in Popularity and Hazards      E-cigarettes are transforming the national debate over tobacco smoking — and that conversation has been extended to marijuana smoking, as well. Billed as a safer, cleaner way to get a nicotine fix, electronic cigarettes are surging in popularity and more teens are trying […]