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SoHE News and Events: November 9-15

Wagner Discusses New AAP Guidelines  |Robb’s Student Loan Paper Published + | Alter Exhibit Extended  |  Financial Life Skills Meets the Daily Cardinal   Dr. Amy Wagner on WPR and new AAP Guidance “Helping children learn to regulate their behavior and emotions starts with adults who are able to regulate their own behavior and emotions,” […]

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The Ecology of Well-being: New Faculty Hires Underway

The University of Wisconsin—Madison School of Nursing, School of Human Ecology, and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies are currently searching for three new faculty members who are interested in creating meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships with tribal communities and sovereign Native Nations through interdisciplinary research and outreach. While each school has a unique set of requirements […]

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CFS Receives Funding for Research on Financially Vulnerable

Building on the strengths of its affiliates and partners, the Center for Financial Security (CFS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has been awarded a five-year cooperative agreement with the Social Security Administration’s Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC). The multidisciplinary center, housed in the School of Human Ecology, received the award along with three other […]

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Meet New Professor Kasey Keeler

The Native American Nations of the United States, and those of Wisconsin, have demonstrated marked resilience over several decades.  In a rapidly changing world, they also face complex contemporary challenges that need attention. SoHE, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Extension and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and others, continues to work closely […]

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Detention at a “Tender Age”

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 […]

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Enhancing Jail Visits through Interdisciplinary Intervention

In the United States today, roughly 1 in 25 children has a parent behind bars. Millions of children visit their mother and father in prison each year. Understanding that parent-child visits have the potential to lead to increased behavior problems and anxiety in children, an interdisciplinary team of faculty is setting out to change that. […]

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Open to All: Design Thinking Workshop for Little Free Library

We’re bringing a Little Free Library to One City Learning in Madison, and we need YOUR HELP!  Having opportunities to read, learn, and be curious are all extremely important for child development and family well-being. Please consider joining us for a  Design Thinking Workshop Thursday March 22nd 5:30-7:30 in Room 3115 – Nancy Nicholas Hall. At this workshop, […]

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CCFW Affiliate Baldwin Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our CCFW Affiliates Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, & Julia Yeary for winning a Baldwin Seed Project Grant! The Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Seed Project Grants are small grants provided by the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to “explore or expand new dimensions of existing translational outreach, community-based, and research and public engagement activities.” […]

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New Study: Quality Preschool Experience Provides Critical Support to Most Vulnerable Children Living in Poverty

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 […]

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Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign Wins Award

Governor Scott Walker announced today that The Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign, an initiative spear-headed by Peggy Olive, Financial Capability Specialist, and the UW-Extension Family Living Program has been named a recipient of a Governor’s Financial Literacy Award 2017.  Olive holds a joint appointment in the UW-Madison Center for Financial Security and UW-Extension Family Living […]

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Nonprofit Leaders for Today and Tomorrow

The United States’ nonprofit workforce is the third largest, trailing retail and manufacturing with more than 1.4M tax-exempt organizations – or roughly 100x greater than the number of Starbucks in the United States. [1] These organizations are the community backbone, working on issues ranging from human services to the environment, animals, culture and humanities. And, […]

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Incarcerated Parents & Children: New Book

In the United States today, roughly 1 in 25 children has a parent behind bars. Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Dorothy A. O’Brien Professor in Human Ecology, and contributors to this book bring a wide array of tools for studying the children of incarcerated adults. Sociologists and demographers apply sophisticated techniques for conducting descriptive and causal analyses, with […]

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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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Prenatal to Five

Wisconsin’s Prenatal to Five Initiative officially launched in 2017 at the June 2 Prenatal to Five Summit: Elevating the Early Years through Access and Equity hosted by the Center for Child and Family Well-being at UW-Madison. On that date, 300 community practitioners, members, leaders, and scholars convened to take the first steps in advancing best practices […]

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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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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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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 […]

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For the week of December 15-20, 2014 Source: UW-Madison clip sheet, individual contacts In the News UW-Madison oak tree grew into a legend, now will be felled Wisconsin State Journal (front page of print edition) 12/19/2014 Story focus: Preschool Lab, President’s Oak, Quoted: Kris Krystofiak, PSL teacher   300-year-old oak tree at UW-Madison to be felled […]

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For the week of December 7-13 2014 Source: UW-Madison clipsheet, self-reporting In the News: New Ideas, City Support will be key to malls survival Wausau Daily Herald, WI Quoted: Jerry O’Brien, Director, Kohl’s Center for Retailing Wisconskin: State pride written in permanent ink The Capital Times Quoted: Christine Whelan, Consumer Science   Of Interest Source: Individual […]

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A Partnership: Oneida and the CommNS

In the summer of 2014, a collaborative effort was formed between University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty member Alfonso Morales (Urban and Regional Planning and the School of Human Ecology) and the Oneida Tribe, making it possible to advance two different projects for the tribe – a Food Systems Plan for the Nation, and a Food Center Building […]

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December Candidate Talks; Events

SoHE Candidate Talks Faculty Position: Integrated Extension – Family and Financial Well-Being in Middle and Later Life Contact: Libby Bestul, Outreach Specialist Please join Search Committee members Lauren Papp, Michael Collins, Peggy Olive, and Clif Barber in meeting the three finalists for the integrated Extension position in Family and Financial Well-Being in Middle and Later Life (PVL# […]

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Effective Family-Focused Policy Around the Globe

Karen Bogenschneider, professor of Human Development and Family Studies delivered the keynote address at the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family at the United Nations in New York City. Karen is a Rothermel Bascom Professor of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Family Policy Specialist for University of Wisconsin-Extension. […]

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Current Families

The UW Child Development Lab serves a diverse population of University and Non-University affiliated parents at our building on campus in the School of Human Ecology. We offer a 42 week academic year program and a nine week summer program for children 6 weeks-5 years. The summer contract is optional for some families. New families […]