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Ep. 17: "Cultivating "Broader, Better Human Beings"

Hear Janis Whitlock discuss youth risk and opportunity in our latest episode

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New project studies youth risk and wellbeing

The former Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery has broadened it's reach to become the YRO Lab

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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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Creativity at 4-H National Science Day event

This year's theme was "Incredible Wearables"

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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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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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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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PRYDE conference on social media literacy in youth

  By Sheri Hall for the BCTR What does the research tell us about how young people use social media? And what can educators do to teach youth how to use social media in productive, positive ways? These were the questions researchers addressed at the second annual...

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ACT hosts visiting scholar from Malaysia

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR This winter, the BCTR hosted a visiting scholar from Malaysia who shared information about youth development programs in her country. Professor Haslinda Binti Abdullah is an associate professor and the deputy dean of research and innovation at Universiti Putra Malaysi. Abdullah...

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Spring 2018 Talks at Twelve

This semester we welcome speakers from across campus and across the U.S. for our spring 2018 Talks at Twelve series. Talks at Twelve are held in the Beebe Hall second floor conference room and lunch is served. These talks are free and open to all....

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The science of successful aging

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR What’s the secret to successful aging?  That’s the question two BCTR researchers took on at a panel discussion “The Science of Successful Aging” at the 2017 International Convention on Psychological Science, where thousands of researchers from more than 70...

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12

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22

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19
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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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