New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Announces Inaugural Fellows

By Christine Mason and Martha Staeheli The New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (New England MHTTC) Network, one of the 10 Regional Centers of the MHTTC Network, announced today the 23 Fellows who will support the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC). The C-TLC Fellows Program, under the auspices of the Yale Program for Recovery and[…]

The Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative: A School based mental health initiative through the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center for the Northeast Region

By Martha Staeheli, Ph.D. Yale University Program for Recovery and Community Health When Joanna was placed in a foster home in Wooster, MA at the beginning of 8th grade, it was immediately clear to her foster mother, Lisa, that Joanna was struggling.  Having suffered sexual abuse and neglect due to her parents’ substance use disorders,[…]

Removing Roadblocks to Effective Recognition and Treatment of Adolescent Mental Illness

By June Naureckas, CEI Intern American youth lack the knowledge to recognize their own mental health concerns. Even when they know they need help, they have few resources because mental health care in U.S. middle and high schools is underfunded and understaffed. An Under-Treated Epidemic Mental illness in American children is chronically under-treated and under-diagnosed.[…]

Emotion Regulation, Adult-Youth Relationships, and Youth Suicide

By Kristen Hayes, CEI Intern In the most recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention report, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for the overall population in the US. It was the 2nd leading cause in age groups 10-14 and 15-19, claiming 517 and 2,491 lives respectively (Center for Disease Control and Prevention,[…]

Vulnerability, Whole-Heartedness, and Sense of Worthiness

By Daniella Rueda, CEI Intern Although often perceived in a negative light, vulnerability (emotional vulnerability, that is) is actually a necessary and important state of being for achieving human connection. Brené Brown, a qualitative researcher and self-proclaimed storyteller, has spent the last twenty years of her life studying topics such as shame, empathy, and vulnerability,[…]

Vulnerability, Shame, Courage, and Connection

Meghan Wenzel, CEI Intern, and Christine Mason In Daring Greatly, Brené Brown talks of masks, “The word persona is Greek term for ‘stage masks.’ In my work masks and armor are perfect metaphors for how we protect ourselves from the discomfort of vulnerability.” (p. 113). Sometimes our feeling of vulnerability arises from a sense of[…]

2019?

By Christine Mason 2019. 19 years into the 21st Century. During the past few weeks I have learned bulletpoint journaling. Have you tried it? If I am not careful I will forgo my tasks at hand and spend hours designing artistically beautiful journals so that my to do lists and notes are beautifully organized. It[…]

Natural Disasters and Post-Traumatic Resilience in Children

By Daniella Rueda, CEI Intern  As we come close to the end of hurricane season and as we consider the loss of lives and disruption produced in recent California wildfires, it becomes critical to discuss a topic that is often disregarded: The post-disaster trauma children experience. More specifically, what happens with children? How are their[…]