BEES News and Updates
Casey Campbell Awarded Summer Research Fellowship
Casey Campbell received a Provost's Undergraduate Research fellowship, Summer 2017, to study parents' emotion socialization beliefs and practices as they relate to toddlers' fear responses. Congratulations Casey!
BEES Lab Graduates!
Congratulations to our BEES lab seniors who graduated Saturday, May 6!
BEES Curriculum Wins National Award
Holly Brophy-Herb and MSU Extension Team Kendra Moyses, Carrie Shrier, Maria Millet, Kylie Rymanowicz and Alan Pilkenton won first place national award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for their Building Early Emotion Skills (BEES) Parenting Program. The BEES curriculum includes 8 lessons to improve emotional regulation in parents and their young children and is being tested throughout Michigan through the USDA-CYFAR funded study (K. Moyses, PI; Shier and Brophy-Herb, Co-PIs).
Alix VanBuskirk and Rikki McClelland Win Place First in Undergraduate Research
BEES researchers Alix VanBuskirk, a senior in Human Development and Family Studies, and Rikki McClelland, a May 2016 graduate of Human Development and Family Studies, placed first in their division at MSU's annual University Undergradaute Research and Arts Forum. Their research focused on coparenting and toddler characteristics related to externalizing and internalizing behavior problems in toddlers. Alix and Rikki both received undergraduate research fellowships from the Office of the Provost. Alix is also a summer 2016 PURI scholar.
Paper on Fathers' Mental Health Makes Psychology Today
Work led by BEES collaborator Dr. Claire Vallotton with co-authors Tamesha Harewood, Holly Brophy-Herb and Laura Froyen revealed that fathers' mental health effects young children's cognitive and language development. www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201607/dads-psychological-well-being-impacts-his-kids-development