Trauma-Centered Care at the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

By Kristen Hayes, CEI Intern, and Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support The New England area has some of the most innovative medical schools, mental health programs, and research universities in the country. In addition to the urban centers where research, education, and health care are thriving, there are large rural areas[…]

Mindfulness in Schools: Does it Improve Academic Achievement?

By Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support, and Kaela Farrise, CEI Intern Mindfulness’ popularity has extended beyond wealthy neighborhoods in urban centers to small towns and rural areas where yoga studios and meditation centers are appearing more frequently. Now, many schools and districts around the country are implementing mindfulness programs or integrating[…]

Join Us for the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative Webinar Series

By Haley Sirota, CEI Intern, & Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support Starting this Thursday, May 16th, the Childhood Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC) will be hosting live webinars on mental health support in educational settings. The C-TLC Webinar Series is a unique opportunity for educators to engage with experts in the field[…]

Yoga in Schools: Enhanced Academic Performance and Student Wellbeing

By Didi Dunin, CEI Intern With the rise of globalization and competition has come an increased demand for academic performance, thereby leading schools to eliminate arts and gym classes with the intention of increasing the rigor of learning. Consequently, this exposure to societal pressures and performance demands have created extreme stress in children to excel,[…]

Curated Mental Health Resources for Educators

By Christine Mason, CEI Executive Director & Dana Asby, CEI Director, Innovation and Research Support Trauma and stress are impacting far too many children and youth. The Childhood Trauma-Learning Collaborative (C-TLC), a project supported by Center for Educational Improvement, the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, and the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer[…]

The Work of Dr. Bruce Perry: Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Trauma

By Suzan Mullane, CEI Faculty The dark side of childhood trauma—its essence and the healing potential of human relationships—is brilliantly captured in Bruce Perry’s classic work, The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog (Perry & Szalavitz, 2006). Neuroscience and childhood trauma can be confusing, but Dr. Perry’s case studies are fascinating and easily understood.[…]

The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools: Success in Two School Districts

By Kristen Hayes, CEI Intern In 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that about two-thirds of children in the United States experience at least one traumatic event, either as victims or witnesses, by the age of 16. A large public health movement has arisen to address the numerous negative consequences[…]