Dr. Tara Mehta & Urban Initiatives: A partnership to promote children’s mental health

Children at play outdoors
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Courtesy of Urban Initiatives

Episode Summary:

Dr. Tara Mehta and her partners at Urban Initiatives talk about their efforts to improve children’s mental health by teaching recreational staff how to promote social-emotional learning during recess.

Featured Researchers & Partners:

Tara Mehta, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychiatry, UIC College of Medicine
Consultant, CCTS Community Engagement & Collaboration Core

Urban Initiatives
650 W. Lake St., Suite #340
Chicago, IL 60661


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