Mental health in pregnancy may affect development of newborns’ brains

Waisman investigators and researchers explore potential connections between a woman’s mental health symptoms and white matter development in the brain of her child at one month after birth. Read the full article at:

Julie Poehlmann, Sesame Workshop help kids

“Lots of families didn’t know how to talk about it. Does a 3-year-old really understand when one of their parents in is jail?”

Helping children process their parent’s incarceration is an issue University of Wisconsin Professor Julie Poehlmann has been grappling with for more than 15 years. And for the last few years, she has been developing a unique way of communicating with children about some tough life questions.