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January is National Mentoring Month, and researchers at the UVA School of Education and Human Development are contributing to a rapidly growing body of research on how and why effective mentoring works. The School is also home to a number of mentoring programs, including one launched by an undergraduate student. See below to learn more about the many ways that the School is advancing mentoring efforts to support positive youth development.
A statewide partnership aims to build a well-connected network of school mental health professionals by pairing graduate trainees with under-resourced school divisions.
Karen Inkelas and colleagues created The Groves concept as a way to both increase student residents’ engagement and foster a stronger sense of belonging.
As winter months approach, kinesiology Ph.D. student Alexandra DeJong gives best practices for those who want to begin a running program, or resume running, amid the pandemic.
From gathering wearable sensor data for injury prevention to the health benefits of exer-gaming, new kinesiology leader Jay Hertel discusses the department’s innovative research and growth.
A decade after its founding, the Sheila C. Johnson Center for Clinical Services at the University of Virginia's School of Education and Human Development continues to serve the community through telemedicine and other COVID-19-adapted safety measures.
Tish Jennings has answers for what she says has become an outdated educational system that causes stress and impairs teaching and learning.
A Curry School researcher is working on a study aimed at improving the social skills of teen girls with autism, who tend to be diagnosed later than boys.
Curry professor Michael Lyons served on a statewide task force focused on supporting the social and emotional well-being of students, school staff, families and communities.
Education professors Gail Lovette and Bill Therrien played large roles in this week’s Flint water crisis lawsuit settlement, which provided at least $9 million for special education funding.
The Curry School's Julia Taylor joins UVA colleague Spencer Shanholtz to explain why school counselors at the K-12 level play such a vital role, and why it is vital to continue supporting them during these budget-pinching times.
Kinesiology professors Jason Allen and Arthur Weltman provide some tips for returning to exercise during the hot summer months.
Three UVA professors, including the Curry School's Joe Hart, aim to transform sports medicine and how the world views human muscle by turning MRI data into 3-D reports that can better treat a wide range of muscle conditions.
Claire Janek wasn’t afraid to try new things during her time on Grounds, a mentality that will continue after she graduates from the Curry School and heads to Africa.
Peter Tuerk, director of the Curry School’s Sheila Johnson Center and a leading expert on telehealth in clinical psychology, shares his thoughts on how the pandemic has changed how we treat mental health.
Researchers at the Curry School believe a simple relationship-building technique designed for classrooms can make a positive impact for families social distancing at home.
UVA professor Tish Jennings helps teachers and students use mindful practices to reduce stress. Here, she shares reasons why these techniques are valuable to everyone – especially when times are stressful or scary.
The Curry School’s STAR team is committed to partnering with individuals and families with autism spectrum disorder, who are particularly hard hit by the closing of schools and suspension of therapies that involve close contact.
Kinesiology faculty members explain why paying attention to our physical wellbeing is important right now and offer tips for maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routines.