Nathaniel Stekler PRESENTED RESEARCH AT THE 2022 National Council On Family Relations (NCFR) Annual Conference!
Please feel free to contact him to request slides!
His presentation was a model that show shows how homelessness stressors impacts parents, which then impacts their parenting quality, which then impacts their child’s attachment.
Na ZHANG PRESENTED RESEARCH AT THE 2022 National Council On Family Relations (NCFR) Annual Conference!
Please feel free to contact her to request the poster!
Zhang, N., & Ginsburg, G. (2022). Observed Parent-Child Interaction and Parental Expressed Emotion PredictPsychopathology In Offspring of Anxious Parents Six Years Later. Poster presentation at the 2022 National Council On Family Relations (NCFR) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
Victoria Almazan led and won the UConn Student Health and Wellness Seed Grant!
Victoria Almazan led the UConn Student Health and Wellness Seed Grant, which is a mini-grant that provides up to $1500 of funding to start a project or initiative that supports the mental health services/resources provided at UConn. The project that she is the student lead on, with Dr. Zhang as the faculty supervisor, will be a mind-body wellness workshop starting in the Spring 2023 semester. This workshop will work towards introducing students to a variety of different mindfulness and meditation techniques in order to support academic achievement and promote student well-being.
YUANYUAN ZHANG PRESENTED RESEARCH AT THE International Conference on Mindfulness (ICM) Asia-Pacific!
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Zhang, Y., Wang Q., Zhang, Y. (2022, November). Exploring the relation of mindful communication and cooperative orientation: The mediating roles of three emotion regulation strategies. Presented at the International Conference on Mindfulness (ICM)
Asia-Pacific 2022, online.
NA ZHANG GAVE A TALK TO PARENTS IN sTAMFORD!
On September 15th 2022, the Family Centers in Connecticut invited Dr. Zhang to give a talk to parents who participate in their programs. The topic was: “Supporting children’s healthy development – The “being” and “doing” in parenting“. To facilitate Spanish-speaking parents to attend, the talk was live-translated into Spanish!
NA ZHANG PRESENTED RESEARCH AT THE SOCIETY FOR PREVENTION RESEARCH (spr) 30TH ANNUAL MEETING!
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Zhang, N., Smith, I., & Ginsburg, G. (2022). Parental Psychopathology Increases Offspring’s Suicide Risk: Lack of Perceived Control as a Mediator. Paper presentation at the 2022 Society for Prevention Research (SPR) Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
Zhang, N., O’Hara, K., Xia, M., Tein, J., Wolchik, S., & Sandler, I. (2022). Parent Ethnicity and Distress Are Associated with Latent Trajectories of Post-Divorce Discipline: An Effectiveness Randomized Controlled Trial of a Parenting Intervention. Poster presentation at the 2022 Society for Prevention Research (SPR) Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
UConn TODAY: aN ONLINE PROGRAM SUPPORTS MENTAL WELLBEING FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN AFFECTED BY DIVORCE
Dr. Na Zhang received an NIH/NIMH K01 grant to design an online mindfulness training module and test its feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy combined with an established behavioral parenting training intervention for divorced or separated parents experiencing psychological distress
UConn Study: Improved Parenting Reduced Youth Suicide Risk by Combating Negative Self-Views in Bereaved Children
Dr. Na Zhang’s study published in Developmental Psychopathology examines the unanticipated reduction in suicide risk among parentally bereaved youth when their surviving parent or caregiver participates in an evidence-based program intended to provide general grief support.
Na Zhang received the 2021 Barbara Thompson Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award!
Dr. Na Zhang’s winning paper is titled: “The physiological regulation of emotion during social interactions: Vagal flexibility moderates the effects of a military parenting intervention on father involvement in a randomized trial”