Camila Polanco portrait

Cohort: 2024

Advisor(s):

Roderick Carey

Specialization(s):

Middle Childhood and Adolescence

Research Interest(s)

Prevention programming for at-risk youth, Social-emotional skill development

Camila Polanco

Camila served as a Clinical Research Assistant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia under the Violence Prevention Initiative. In this capacity, she contributed to school-based research, specifically by implementing bullying prevention programming to elementary school students in Philadelphia. Her research interests broadly focus on social-emotional and positive youth development in youth at-risk of social-economic inequalities.

Recent Publications:

  • Polanco, C., Waasdorp, E.T, Paskewich, B., Leff, S. (2019). Relational victimization as a predictor of academic engagement. Manuscript under review.

Recent Presentations:

  • Polanco, C., Fu, R., Waasdorp, E.T, Paskewich, B., Leff, S. (2019, May). Emotion regulation as a buffer between relational victimization and internalizing symptoms. Poster presented at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Conference (LEND). Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Polanco, C., Waasdorp, E.T, Paskewich, B., Leff, S. (2019, March). Relational victimization as a predictor of academic engagement. Paper presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD, United States
  • Polanco, C., Waasdorp, E.T, Paskewich, B., Leff, S. (2018, May). Relational victimization as a predictor of academic engagement. Poster presented at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Conference (LEND). Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Polanco, C. & Cardaciotto, L. (2016, June). Knowledge and perception of the present moment and emotions. Poster presented at Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association Lifetime Achievement Award Event. Philadelphia, PA, United States Easley, A.,
  • Polanco, C., Waasdorp, E.T, Paskewich, B., Leff, S. (2019, March). Effects of teacher conflict and closeness with student on overt and relational bullying victimization. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD, United States

Honors/Awards:

  • Magna Cum Laude

Past Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA