Category Archives: Center for Child and Family Well-Being

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SoHE News and Stories: August 28 – September 3

Check out what’s going on in SoHE this week! HDFS Professor Raison Interviewed on MDMA as PTSD Treatment SoHE Professor Dr. Charles Raison was interviewed by Channel 3 news on his research regarding MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, as a possible treatment for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Food and Drug Administration has referred […]

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SoHE News & Stories: May 25 – June 1

Check out what’s happening at SoHE this week! Professor Duncan Shares Research Results Catching the attention of the New York Times, HDFS associate professor Dr. Larissa Duncan recently released results from her research on the potential benefits of mindful childbirth classes for expectant mothers. Many first-time parents experience labor-related anxiety and fears of postpartum depression […]

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Postpartum Depression May Be Prevented When Mindfulness Is Part of Childbirth Education

A new study from researchers at UW-Madison and University of California-San Francisco shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth improves childbirth experiences and lessens depression symptoms both during pregnancy and the early postpartum period. This rigorous new study comparing mainstream childbirth education with childbirth education including mindfulness skills points to the benefits […]

Children and instructors interact in the School of Human Ecology Preschool Lab, which is housed in the newly renovated Nancy Nicholas Hall.

Prenatal to Five Summit: Register Now

Early is the Answer: Prenatal to five is key to unlock disparities for Wisconsin’s children Madison, WI — On June 2, 2017 Wisconsin’s first statewide Prenatal-to-Five Summit will bring together practitioners, early childhood professionals, scholars, and community members to focus on a critical question: “How can we ensure all Wisconsin children thrive?” The event – […]

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Young Children and Screen Media: What does the Science Say?

What are the effects during infancy and early childhood? Media has had a huge impact on families. A group of leading learning scientists including Assistant Professor Heather Kirkorian provide new findings in the field, and examine the effects of broad-based media on early child development by highlighting the role of content and context on learning and development […]

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Fashion, Fun and Sustainable Living

The Center for Child and Family Well-Being at the University of Wisconsin-Madison enthusiastically invites the public to attend our annual RePLAY: Sustainable Kids’ Fashion Show and Educational Play Event. RePLAY will be held at Nancy Nicholas Hall, School of Human Ecology, Sunday December 11 from 3:00-5:00 pm. The event is free, family-friendly, and open to […]

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RePLAY: Sustainable Kids Fashion Show & Educational Play Event

The Center for Child and Family Well-Being is currently planning the 4th Annual RePLAY event for Sunday, December 11th from 3-5pm! RePLAY starts with a sustainable kids fashion show, for which we’ve hand chosen clothing items from thrift stores and children’s consignment shops around Madison for the children to model. Children will be escorted down the […]

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Planning A Statewide Prenatal to Five Initiative

The Center for Child and Family Well-Being at the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology, in collaboration with the UW-Madison School of Education, the College of Letters and Science, and School of Medicine and Public Health, UW System and Extension colleagues, and statewide community partners, is currently in the planning phases of an exciting statewide “Prenatal […]

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SoHE Moves for Social Change: A Family Series

  SoHE Moves 4 Social Change Series: An EcoWell Family-Oriented Series April 2, 9, 16, and 23 3:30-5pm Room 2235 $5 per Family per workshop – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Questions? Contact: Dave Metler, EcoWell Coordinator metler@wisc.edu   Do you love DANCE, FOOT MASSAGES, SOUND HEALING AND SOCIAL CHANGE? We are thrilled to invite you to the […]

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Dorothy A. O’Brien Professorship in Human Ecology

The Dorothy A. O’Brien Professorship in Human Ecology is a joint gift given in 2015 by O’Brien (BS ’70 Home Economics Journalism) and her husband, Richard Antoine, to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Human Ecology (SoHE). For O’Brien, the professorship is an investment in researching long-term solutions to the current issues facing individuals, communities […]

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Catalytic Gift Creates Endowed Chair

“She was the essence of family, professionally and personally.” That’s how Elizabeth Holloway Schar ’75 describes her late Aunt Betty, the inspiration for the Elizabeth C. Davies Chair in Child & Family Well-Being, a position endowed by Elizabeth and husband Mark Schar with a “Morgridge Match.” In fall 2014, John and Tashia Morgridge gifted $100 […]