News & Trends – June 2, 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 14, 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 these [...]

News & Trends – March 17, 2014

March 2014 Research Reports: Healthy Eating Options Working In and Outside of School      Efforts to promote healthy eating in and outside of school are seeing results. A new Harvard School of Public Health study reports that kids are eating more fruits and veggies. New federal standards requiring schools to offer healthier meals have [...]

Kids and Asthma

“If they’re waiting for that child to give them the news that they’re having problems with their asthma, they may find that it’s much too late.” – Dr. Randall Brown, M.D., Pediatric Pulmonologist with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta New research from the American Thoracic Society reveals that intense exercise can provoke asthma-like symptoms in children [...]