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Research from Yolanda E. Murphy, et al., on how parenting in infancy predicts children’s emotional trajectories across childhood was recently published by the Infant Mental Health Journal
These findings provide several implications for further understanding the risk and protective roles of early parenting and cognitive functioning in development of emotional symptoms, particularly anxiety and depression.
Congratulations to Dr. Dawn Witherspoon on being elected as Co-Chair to the Publications Committee of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
SRCD advances developmental science and promotes its use to improve human lives.
Congratulations to Anna Zhou on being selected to receive the 2020-21 Graduate Student Service Award from the Penn State Office of Student Activities!
This award recognizes the graduate student who has best combined high academic achievement with leadership in University or other public activities.
PACT Holiday Drive Thru Lunch
The PACT Holiday Drive Thru Lunch took place on December 10, 2020, to thank the CAB members.
SRCD releases new brief: COVID-19 Job and Income Loss Jeopardize Child Well-Being: Income Support Policies Can Help
Within just the first three months of the COVID-19 financial fallout, one in five children in the United States experienced the job loss of an adult in their household.
 
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PACT continues commitment despite global pandemic

Parents And Children Together (PACT) was formed in 2007 as a partnership between Penn State researchers and people who live in the greater Harrisburg community.
PACT continues commitment despite global pandemic

PACT Community Advisory Board Meeting April 2020

Much of PACT’s work involves face-to-face interaction for data collection, meetings and more. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced its members to rethink how they would continue to make an impact — especially since so many residents in the greater Harrisburg area have been disproportionately negatively affected by the pandemic. To read more about this story, click here.

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