Tag Archives: well-being

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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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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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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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SoHE News and Stories: December 22 – January 3 2018

Consumers Set the Tone | New Years Resolutions | Bright Ideas for 2018 Consumer Science Assistant Professor Dee Warmath’s keen perspectives on the collision between high consumer confidence and retail store closings can be heard in this interview on Wisconsin Public Radio     Is it that time of year again? New Years Resolutions come […]

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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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APLUS Project: Research on Young Adult Maturity & Growth

Wave 4 of the first scientific, longitudinal study of young adults’ changing financial knowledge and practices was released in May 2017. The APLUS (Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students) project culminates eight years of research by SoHE’s Dean Soyeon Shim, PhD, who founded the study and now serves as co-principal investigator along with […]

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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 […]

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Prenatal to Five Summit 2017

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 […]

Caregiver Well-being Connected to Patient Care

Cancer patients report lower quality of care when their caregivers are ill or depressed, according to data from the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS) consortium. “Many clinicians understand the importance of their patients’ caregivers and care about them,” Dr. Kristin Litzelman from University of Wisconsin in Madison told Reuters Health by email. “And […]

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UW–Madison Teams Up with Madison Police to Foster Officer Well-being

The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Madison Police Department are launching a pilot study to better understand the impact of mindfulness-based practices on police officers’ physical and mental well-being. The collaboration, which has been almost a year in the making, will begin in the fall and will focus on […]

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Initiatives

All Ways Forward Priority Initiatives Through research, funding, and action, SoHE supports a range of special initiatives designed to improve the lives of children, families, and communities. Learn more about the goals and status of these projects. Prenatal to Five leverages cutting-edge research and education to reduce the significant achievement and poverty gaps that afflict […]

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Purpose before paycheck? New data says yes!

New Survey Data Find Graduates Seeking Purpose Before Paycheck For graduates nationwide wondering what the future will hold for them, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Christine Whelan has some advice: Figure out what matters most to you, why and then how make it happen with her latest book, The Big Picture: A Guide to Finding Your […]

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Earth Day – You are Invited

This Earth Day, April 22, take a stand for sustainability in Nancy Nicholas Hall. The SoHE community hosts many events throughout the year. What if we could make these events more sustainable by changing the way we source and serve food and drinks?   Well, we can! Source Better: SoHE students have created a Sustainability@SoHE […]

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SoHE Stories: March 11-17

Before you leave for Spring break, don’t forget to stop by this week’s Science Café on Friday, March 18th. Design Studies Professor, Mark Nelson, will leading a fascinating workshop on Socially Conscious Design. For more details, click here!       Assistant Professor Fenaba Addo (co-author of study), interviewed  in this story on NBC News, the story noting “African-American […]

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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 […]