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New book examines incarceration’s impact on children and families

The volume takes a multi-disciplinary approach to address the issue

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Celebrating the launch of Project 2Gen

The project helps vulnerable families by supporting parents and children together

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High schoolers spawn fish, grow lettuce on NYC school rooftop

CUCE-NYC leads the hydroponics program

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Rebecca Heller, co-founder and director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, delivers the 2017 Iscol Lecture, "Get on a Plane! Fighting for Refugees in the Age of Trump."

Iscol lecturer takes on Trump immigration policies

Rebecca Heller's lecture video is now online

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Creativity at 4-H National Science Day event

This year's theme was "Incredible Wearables"

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NY Times’ Nicholas Kristof talks inequality, empathy, children

He delivered the Urie Bronfenbrenner Centennial Lecture on October 2nd

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Collaboration lowers incidence of physical restraint for youth in care

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Two BCTR researchers have been working with a Connecticut child welfare agency to implement and evaluate a program that promotes evidence-based approaches in supporting troubled youth. The Cornell researchers and two agency administrators published the results of their collaborative...

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Teen Outreach Program helps prevent teen pregnancy

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR The ACT (Assets Coming Together) for Youth Center of Excellence at the BCTR is helping youth organizations across the state of New York launch a youth development program to help prevent teen pregnancy. The Teen Outreach Program, or TOP,...

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Welcome visiting scholar Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

The BCTR welcomes visiting scholar Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, a professor of social policy and international development at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. Lloyd-Sherlock’s research focuses on the health and well-being of older adults in low- and middle-income countries. “As the...

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RCCP awarded $2.9 million to evaluate Syracuse schools intervention

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR The BCTR’s Residential Child Care Project received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institute of Justice to evaluate a program that helps teachers manage aggressive and challenging behavior among students in the Syracuse City School District. BCTR researchers...

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4 Postdocs add fresh perspectives to center work

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR “One of our main goals in the BCTR is to help train the next generation of translational researchers in the field of human development,” said Karl Pillemer, director of the BCTR. “These emerging scholars greatly benefit our...

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Matthew Avila awarded Kendal at Ithaca Scholarship

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Matthew Avila, a senior in the Department of Human Development, will receive this year’s Kendal at Ithaca Scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career in gerontology. The scholarship was established by an anonymous Cornell alumnus living at

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ACT for Youth: Measuring Positive Youth Development

A myriad of evidence-based programs exist to help young people develop positive life skills and avoid...

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