CEHD in the News

A selection of news items written by or involving CEHD faculty members.



November 11, 2015

Despite struggles with anxiety and post-partum depression, Cristina was determined to parent her child differently from how she was raised. She needed support and ideas. Fortunately, the Community Service Plan partner University Settlement Society linked Cristina to ParentCorps. ParentCorps was developed by the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development at NYU Langone Medical Center to help parents, teachers and childcare workers provide safe, predictable and nurturing environments for children and to strengthen home-school connections. ParentCorps creates a supportive and inspiring space for families to come together, share ideas and learn about the science of parenting and early childhood development. Parents set goals based on their cultural values and beliefs, and try new strategies to help children learn social and emotional skills (like taking turns, using words to express feelings, calming bodies when upset), develop healthy habits (like eating a variety of foods and getting enough active play and sleep). Together, these skills build the foundation for a happy, healthy and successful future.

Cristina’s ParentCorps group became a “family,” assuring her that she is not alone and giving her the confidence that she is “a better mother.”


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June 25, 2015

Esther Calzada, PhD, Adjunct Professor with the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development, is interviewed.


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June 20, 2014

Rachelle Theise, PsyD, provides tips for parents on how to help your children make friends, and practice and build important social skills.


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April 15, 2014

ParentCorps, an innovative program devised by Laurie Miller Brotman, PhD, and her colleagues, improves early academic achievement.


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March 24, 2014

ParentCorps: A family-centered, school-based preventive intervention to foster healthy development and school success among young children (ages 3-6) living in disadvantaged neighborhoods


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