Professor Julie Poehlmann-Tynan authors this chapter for the National Symposium on Family Issues book series: Although parental incarceration is an adverse childhood experience, the developmental pathways of children with incarcerated parents are heterogeneous. Some children …
Human Devl & Family Studies
Enhancing the School Success of Children from Low-Income Families
Professor Rob Nix co-author. This chapter describes the Research-based, Developmentally Informed Parent (REDI-P) home visiting program that was designed to support families of 4-year-old children attending Head Start through the transition into kindergarten. In REDI-P parents …
Alzheimer’s disease associated with Down syndrome: a genetic form of dementia
Adults with Down syndrome develop the neuropathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease and are at very high risk of developing early-onset dementia, which is now the leading cause of death in this population. Diagnosis of dementia remains …
Sleep and white matter in adults with down syndrome
Adults with Down syndrome are at a high risk for disordered sleep. These sleep problems could have marked effects on aging and Alzheimer’s disease, potentially altering white matter integrity. Victoria Fleming, a PhD student in …
Intersectional approach to understanding the academic and health effects of policing among urban adolescents
Dr. Alvin Thomas, Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies is co-author on a brief report published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence, “Special issue: Black Lives Matter!: Systems of Oppression Affecting Black …
Faculty Member Joins Leadership of UW’s Groundbreaking Research on Psychedelic Compounds for Medical Treatments
Charles Raison, MD, the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Human Ecology’s Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Distinguished Chair for Healthy Minds, Children and Families, has dedicated his career to alleviating the suffering of people who …
Child Development Lab Celebrates Week of the Young Child
The fiftieth anniversary of this national annual celebration spotlights the needs of young children and their families and recognizes the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
Kirkorian Offers Screen Time Guidance for Caregivers
With millions of children learning from home or passing time during their parents’ workdays in the pandemic, Dr. Heather Kirkorian, SoHE’s Laura M. Secord Chair in Early Childhood Development and an expert in young children’s screen-based learning, advises parents to develop a “three Cs” system—and to forgive themselves when they can’t always stick to it.
New Research: The Highs and Lows of Parenting in a Pandemic
Newly published research briefs from the Kerr Parent Lab in the School of Human Ecology detail the challenges and opportunities to mental health and well-being that parents have found as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic with their families.
Raison Receives SoHE’s First Distinguished Chair Position
Dr. Charles Raison, of Human Development and Family Studies, has been announced as the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Distinguished Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families, thanks to generous support from the Shannons and from a Morgridge match.