Three Human Ecology Applied Master’s students graduated this summer, their capstone projects investigating childcare and child services COVID-19 adaptations and the effectiveness of a meditation app for young people.
Even though we may have all breathed a sigh of relief on June 20 with President Trump’s Executive Order ending family separations, the crisis has not ended. Even before arriving at our borders, the children in the headlines and heart-wrenching photos in the news this week were already acutely vulnerable. It is often extreme violence […]
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that an innovative Head Start program featuring an improved curriculum and better teaching practices can help prevent increasing disparities in children’s thinking and problem solving skills over time. Dr. Robert Nix, professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and an […]
Kirkorian featured in Popular Science Heather Kirkorian featured in Popular Science HDFS associate professor Heather Kirkorian was featured in the December 6th Popular Science article “Facebook Messenger Kids probably won’t ruin your children” about the new social media app. While there are controversies on bringing kids into the social media world, Kirkorian states how critical it is […]
Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week! Dean Shim Helps Combat UW Bullying An article in this week’s Cap Times highlighted SoHE’s Dean Soyeon Shim’s efforts to confront the rise in faculty bullying at UW-Madison. More than 35% of faculty have experienced “hostile” behavior, according to a recent UW Madison survey. Dean Shim advocates […]
The Center for Child and Family Well-being (CCFW) has been retired as of February 2021. Please see the ongoing work of one of its programs, the Prenatal to Five (P25) Initiative, housed within the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies. For more information or to access archived resources from CCFW, please contact Deb Olson, Executive […]