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Information About Research Activities During COVID-19

As all of you know, Governor Inslee issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” proclamation strengthening mandates already in place to encourage social distancing, a crucial measure for slowing the spread of COVID-19.

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The Biology of Love: Synchrony and the Affiliative Brain in Health and Psychopathology

Dr. Ruth Feldman discusses several aspects of her conceptual model and research, including synchrony, the oxytocin system, the mother-infant bond and research on the paternal brain.

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Culture, Context, and Positive Adaptation of U.S. Latinx Youth

Dr. Gonzales examines how contextual and cultural experiences of Latinx youth provide unique challenges and opportunities for positive development.

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The UCSF Stress Measurement Toolbox

This UCSF resource provides recommendations for which psychosocial and physiological measures to include in studies.

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Bioecological Model of the Effects of Economic Disadvantage and Adversity on Children’s Developmental Outcomes

In this guest presentation at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Liliana Lengua discusses how adversity impacts child development.

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Policy Brief: Advances in Social Emotional Learning and Its Application in Policy and Practice in K-12 Education

This brief is a result of a CCFW Research to Real World Forum. It addresses the need for practitioners, administrators, and policy makers to have a state-of-the-art understanding of SEL skills that can be translated into practice and policy across a variety of settings spanning early childhood through adolescence.

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Policy Brief: Advances in Social Emotional Learning: Current understanding, research and practice

This brief is a result of a CCFW Research to Real World Forum. After more than 30 years of research on social emotional learning (SEL) in classrooms, scientists and practitioners, recognizing that social emotional learning is…

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Policy Brief: Laying a Foundation for Social & Emotional, Cognitive, and Academic Competence: Promoting Responsive, Secure Caregiving Relationships

This brief is a result of a CCFW Research to Real World Forum. When the primary attachment relationship is secure, children are more likely to have a range of positive outcomes, including empathy, curiosity, adaptive emotional regulation…

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Policy Brief: Laying a Foundation for Academic, Social & Emotional Competence: Promoting Effortful Control

This brief is a result of a CCFW Research to Real World Forum. Effortful control, a core of self-regulation, has been shown to predict academic, social, and emotional success in both typical and at-risk children. In fact, it is a more robust predictor of early academic and social success than early verbal skills…

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