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Incarceration is a Family Issue

A conversation with Megan Comfort of the Research Triangle Institute

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Making Good: Can We Realize Our Moral Aspirations?

John M. Doris delivers this year's Doris Lecture (named for his father)

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Researchers evaluate program for boys to avert sexual violence

BCTR group receives CDC funding to evaluate innovative new program to stop boys from committing sexual violence

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Holden receives lifetime achievement award

Martha Holden honored by The National Staff Development and Training Association

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Whitlock on self-injury in Time Magazine

Adolescent anxiety and depression are on the rise; self-injury can be a way they cope

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4-H Drone Discovery in Brooklyn and across the nation

New York State leads the nation on 4-H National Youth Science Day

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Light bulbs or seeds? Metaphor and understanding genius

Ideas are commonly described using metaphors; a bright idea appears like a “light bulb” or the “seed” of an idea takes root. However, little is known about how these metaphors may shape beliefs about ideas or the role of effort versus genius in their...

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Climate change and vulnerable populations

The elderly are one of the most vulnerable populations during a natural disaster. They are more likely to be disabled, have fewer resources, and struggle more during harsh weather. The extreme weather brought on by climate change impacts elderly populations to a greater degree. David...

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Ways people with a purpose live differently

Having purpose in life - an underlying sense of meaning that guides what you do - boosts self-esteem and self-worth, finds Anthony Burrow, co-director of the BCTR's Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE). A recent Huffington Post piece examined...

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NYC high schoolers discover opportunity at Big Red STEM Day

By Jamie Black for the Cornell Chronicle While many New York City high school students might have spent the first Saturday in November playing Pokémon GO, some of their peers were creating their own games using a JavaScript-based code that doesn’t require any prior programming...

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New systematic translational review on outcomes for 4-H youth

What is the quality of empirical evidence for youth outcomes as a result of their participation in 4-H? The BCTR's Research Synthesis Project addressed this question in their latest systematic translational review (STR). 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the United States,...

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Teen dating violence strong predictor of future abuse

Teens who experience physical or psychological violence in their adolescent dating relationships have a significantly greater risk of suffering abuse in their future adult romantic relationships. A new study, led by University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work researcher Deinera Exner-Cortens, PhD,...

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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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