Parents and Compassion: A Webinar on the Role of Schools in Healing Family Trauma

By Lauren Kiesel, CEI Intern  “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”– Theodore Roosevelt As Suzan Mullane has seen firsthand in her work with West Virginia schools amidst the opioid crisis, family trauma isn’t simply left at the door when students enter the classroom. When addiction leads to an incarcerated parent or teens becoming the[…]

Featured Fellow: Lisa Parker

By Vien Nguyen, CEI Intern This August, the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC) is celebrating its first Featured Fellow! We’d like to introduce Lisa Parker, who inspires students every day as a high school social worker in Rhode Island. Earlier this year, Lisa presented at a very successful Mental Health Summit hosted by the National Education[…]

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,[…]