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The BCTR welcomes incoming director Karl Pillemer

Karl begins as director on January 15th

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New USDA-funded nutrition center with BCTR ties

The BCTR's Jennifer Tiffany and Debbie Sellers to play key roles in the new center

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Student Profile: Bridgette Aumand

Bridgette has been conducting literature reviews for the Superstar Practitioner Project.

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The Legacy of Urie Bronfenbrenner

A panel of human development faculty discuss his impact

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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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New book: “Thirty Lessons for Loving” by Karl Pillemer

30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage uses data and stories from the most detailed survey of long-married people ever conducted to show the way to lifelong, fulfilling relationships. Author and incoming BCTR director

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RCCP in Israel, meeting and presenting on their Therapeutic Crisis Intervention system

Martha Holden (director) and Andrea Turnbull (extension associate) of the Residential Child Care Project (RCCP) visited Israel to participate in meetings with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Services and the National Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) steering...

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Whitlock and CRPSIR featured in documentary and on

"Every single human being suffers and every human being finds a way to handle that," Dr. Janis Whitlock notes in the documentary film, Self Inflicted. Whitlock, director of the BCTR's Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery (CRPSIR), is interviewed in...

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New systematic translational review on teen pregnancy prevention programs

The newest systematic translational review (STR) from the  BCTR Research Synthesis Project considers the question, "Do teen pregnancy prevention programs that include education for the teenagers’ parents show positive results?" A review of evaluations of existing evidence-based programs found that there could be...

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Positive youth development in the global recession

Stephen Hamilton (BCTR associate director for youth development) organized and chaired a symposium on Youth-Adult Relationships as Assets for Positive Youth Development: Similarities and Variations in Different Countries for the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Special Topic Meeting...

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ACT focus group studies connect policy makers with youth voices

Since its inception in 2000, the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence (COE) has sought to enhance efforts...

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