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Partnering with The Nature Conservancy

RISE and TNC work together to engage older adults in environmental volunteering

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National 4-H Council’s 4-H Day in the Life Job Shadow Experience at MSNBC, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2017 in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for National 4-H Council)

4H student shadows MSNBC's Craig Melvin

Part of National 4-H Council’s “Day in the Life Experience,”

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John Doris Memorial Lecture

Doris lecturer discusses recipe for moral improvement

Video from John M. Doris' talk is now online

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Doing TR podcast: weiner

Using Data to Help Children

Dana Weiner of Chapin Hall is our latest guest on the podcast


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Holden receives lifetime achievement award

Martha Holden honored by The National Staff Development and Training Association

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Positive Youth Development online courses

Youth work professionals, volunteers, and advocates can now easily brush up on positive youth development thanks to a new series of short, online courses. Positive Youth Development 101 Online is based on, and can be used to supplement, the training curriculum

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Improving the health of military families

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR researchers have spent two years helping to improve the health and wellness of military members and their families. The BCTR’s Military Projects team partnered with researchers from the Cornell Office for Research on...

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Davis-Manigaulte receives National Urban Extension Award

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte’s work with Cornell University Cooperative Extension’s NYC programs (CUCE-NYC) has received national recognition: In May, Jackie accepted the 2017 National Urban Extension Leadership Award, which recognizes excellence in urban extension programming and leadership. Davis-Manigaulte leads Family and Youth...

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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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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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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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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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