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18 Bronfenbrenner Conference speakers and organizers pose on a patio overlooking Cayuga Lake

Conference spotlights equality of opportunity for children

6th Biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner conference brings together international scholars

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Residential Child Care Project receives $2.8M grant

Funds from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services will establish the Center for Creating Trauma-Informed Residential Settings

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Elizabeth Day honored with postdoc award

The Project 2Gen fellow was recognized for excellence in community engagement

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National 4-H adopts program connecting youth with elders

Building a Community Legacy Together, a BCTR program, was adopted nationally by 4-H

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Getting youth to drink water, not sugar

ACT for Youth works with NY State to create ads

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Reconciled with a family member?

We want to hear from you! Help the Cornell Family Reconciliation Project by telling your story

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Police-related fatalities may occur twice as often as reported

Black and Latino men are more at risk than white men, BCTR researcher finds

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The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research expands, strengthens, and speeds the connections between research, policy, and practice to enhance human development and well-being.

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Showing students another career path in academia

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Two BCTR researchers authored a book chapter that is part of a career guide for people who earn a doctorate degree in behavioral or social sciences but do not want to pursue a career as a professor.

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Whitlock named BCTR associate director

BCTR researcher Janis Whitlock accepted a new position this summer as the center’s associate director for teaching and training. Whitlock’s research focuses on using social media to detect and treat mental health problems, understanding self-injury and reducing sexual violence among young people....

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Time in nature to improve kids’ health

Adapted from an article by David Nutt for the Cornell Chronicle The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s Academic Venture Fund (AVF) supports collaborations that cut across disciplines to address today’s greatest sustainability challenges. In 2018, the fund awarded $1.5 million to a range of...

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Eckenrode receives Outstanding Article Award

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A nationwide effort to improve the lives of disadvantaged moms and their children through visits from nurses prevents child maltreatment by helping mothers plan future pregnancies and become financially self-sufficient. That’s the conclusion of a recent paper authored by...

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Patty Thayer retires after 22 years at Cornell

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Administrative Assistant Patricia “Patty” Thayer retired this summer after 14 years of working to support staff, programs and students in the Family Life Development Center (FLDC) and later in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR). Thayer juggled many responsibilities...

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