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Nancy Deutsch

Q & A: How to Approach Last Year’s Limited Learning Gains

The way educators frame and approach any learning gaps caused by the pandemic can make a huge difference in the wellbeing of children and youth.

 

Nancy Deutsch and Johari Harris

Q&A: Supporting Teens as They Navigate Back-To-School

Two UVA education researchers say schools are going to have to be attuned to students’ social, emotional and mental health needs as they return to school.

 

Coming Out of COVID: Youth Discuss Life During and Their Hopes for After the Pandemic

As families, schools and communities start to navigate this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sat down with three youth to understand more about what adults who engage with youth should be thinking about.

 

Coming Out of COVID: Community Advocates Weigh In On Supporting Youth

As families, schools and communities start to navigate this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sat down with two community advocates to understand more about what adults who engage with youth should be thinking about within our local communities.

 

Coming Out of COVID: How to Best Support Youth Mental Health

As families, schools and communities start to navigate this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sat down with two community wellness experts to understand more about how adults can best support youth mental health.

 

Coming Out of COVID: Medical Doctors Working with Youth Share Recommendations as Vaccinations Continue

As families, schools and communities start to navigate this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sat down with two pediatricians to understand more about what adults who engage with youth should be thinking about in terms of medicine.

 

Katrina Debnam and Nancy Deutsch

Youth-Nex Professors Support Researchers by Leading New Methods Consultancy

Professors Deutsch and Debnam have received support from the William T. Grant Foundation to provide consultancy to other foundation grantees on using mixed methods in their own research.

 

Studying Hope, Resilience, and Action in Black and Latinx Adolescent Girls

A Youth-Nex faculty and graduate student team landed two grants to support their research on critical consciousness and sociopolitical development among adolescent girls.

 

Mentoring: Expert Voices on New Research and Best Practices

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.

 

4 Things Your Teen (or Pre-Teen) Needs

Build stronger relationships with the teens and pre-teens in your life by understanding these four underlying developmental needs that drive adolescent behavior.

 

School mental health

UVA Leads Virginia’s New Plan to Improve Mental Health in K-12 Schools

A statewide partnership aims to build a well-connected network of school mental health professionals by pairing graduate trainees with under-resourced school divisions.

 

Chauncey Smith

Youth-Nex Faculty Profile: 5 Questions with Prof. Smith

Chauncey Smith, an assistant professor at the UVA School of Education and Human Development, discusses his approach to youth development and innovation and his work to understand youth’s sociopolitical development.

 

Filip Loncke (left) and April Salerno (right)

'Hidden in Plain Sight': Exploring Linguistic Diversity at UVA

A new cross-disciplinary project seeks to explore and celebrate linguistic diversity within the University student body, bringing an overlooked resource to the surface.

 

Girl reflected in a mirror

Adolescence Can Help Unlock Autism Diagnosis in Girls

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.

 

Survey: Most VA High Schoolers Agree SROs Make Them Feel Safer, Some Disagree

While most Virginia 9th through 12th grade students and staff agree that school resource officers make them feel safer, students answered both that question and others differently by racial and ethnic group.

 

UVA professors Joanna Williams, Richard Bonnie and Nancy Deutsch

Is Your Adolescent Getting Enough Sleep? 3 Things Every Parent Should Know

Social, academic and biological pressures are just a few of the factors that are pushing adolescents to go bed later and later, according to Curry School professor Joanna Lee Williams.

 

Faculty Spotlight: How Hoops Was a Sanctuary for This UVA Professor

As a child whose family was hurt by addiction, basketball was an outlet for UVA associate professor Joseph Williams. His life experiences are now a driving force behind his research.

 

Letting Children Play Hooky When They're Little Can Have Long-Term Consequences

When it comes to school attendance, how many missed days are too many? UVA Today asked Robert C. Pianta, the dean of the Curry School.

 

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Joseph Williams' research aims to understand why students succeed despite adversity. (Photo by Jeneene Chatowsky.)

 

EP-ADS Graduate Student Lands NCAA Research Grant to Study Black Women Student-Athletes

Miray Seward, a doctoral student studying educational psychology-applied developmental science, will study the lived experiences of Black women student-athletes with a newly awarded NCAA research grant.

 

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