Research brief addresses teacher stress and health

The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released a social and emotional learning brief—Teacher Stress and Health: Effects on Teachers, Students and Schools—the first in a 10-part series. This first brief examines the causes and consequences of teacher stress—a growing problem with nearly one-half of teachers reporting high daily stress and more teachers leaving the profession than ever before.

Science trumps junk in treating autism

Kimberly Schreck has met families who spent thousands of dollars, even remortgaged their homes, to pay for unproven treatments to try to help their autistic children. Schreck and her colleague Richard Foxx, both professors of psychology at Penn State Harrisburg, are helping families cut through the hype and zero in on the most effective treatments to help children with autism.