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"Making Human Beings Human:”

Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Vision for Understanding and Enhancing Positive Human Development

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The 2014 Residential Child Care Project (RCCP) Retreat: Group photo.

RCCP retreat plots new directions for residential child care

The international event explores RCCP's future in technical assistance and training in the field

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2014 Iscol Lecture - October 6th

Maria Pacheco will share how this value chain is transforming people and the environment.

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Student Profile: Sherry Zhang

Sherry works with both Jennifer Tiffany and Janis Whitlock

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From robotics to fiber science at 4-H's Career Explorations

Recycling old clothes into new in Fiber Science and Apparel Design (pictured)

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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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Theater, a dog show, and a smoothie challenge from 4-H at the State Fair

The staff of the BCTR's New York State 4-H Youth Development program provided leadership for a highly successful 4-H presence at the 2014 New York State Fair. Highlights included opportunities for 4-H youth to interact with Governor Cuomo, College of Human Ecology Dean...

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RCCP at the 2014 EUSARF conference

The 13th European Scientific Association on Residential and Family Care for Children and Adolescents Conference (EUSARF) 2014 was held in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 2-5, 2014 and the BCTR's Residential Child Care Project (RCCP) was well represented. This conference is held...

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Strengthening 4-H by analyzing enrollment data

The June issue of the Journal of Extension includes an article co-authored by Stephen Hamilton (BCTR Associate Director for Youth Development) with Angela Northern (4-H Research Specialist, Erie County) and Robbie Neff (student). Strengthening 4-H by analyzing enrollment data examines findings with the aim...

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Fall 2014 Talks at Twelve speakers announced

The center is pleased to announce the fall speakers in our Talks at Twelve series. All 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. Thursday, August...

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Visiting fellow Ravhee Bholah joins the center this semester

Ravhee Bholah, an associate professor at the Mauritius Institute of Education, received a Fulbright Scholarship to study policy and community partnerships that promote adolescent sexual health, with a particular focus on school-based programs. He plays leading roles in curriculum development on sexual health, HIV...

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2014 Bronfenbrenner Lecture: Richard Lerner

"Making Human Beings Human:” Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Vision for Understanding and Enhancing Positive Human Development



2014 Iscol Lecture: Maria Pacheco

WAKAMI: A Value Chain that Connects and Transforms People and the Earth



BCTR Talks at Twelve: Karl Pillemer

Resident-to-Resident Elder Mistreatment in Nursing Homes: Findings from the First Prevalence Study


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Research In Translation


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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