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4-H event boosts youth confidence in future studies

Career Explorations brings over 400 middle and high school students to Cornell campus

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Mental Health Support in Palliative Care

Talking with Elissa Kozlov, Weill Cornell Medical College

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2017 Bronfenbrenner Lecture, Photo_2017_0650

Talk highlights inequalities in children’s health

Karen Matthews delivered the 2017 Bronfenbrenner Lecture

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4-H intern on The Chew with Carla Hall

4Her Jasmine Roberts is a dietician student at Brooklyn College. She spent a day shadowing Hall.

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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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John Doris Memorial Lecture

Doris lecturer discusses recipe for moral improvement

Video from John M. Doris' talk is now online

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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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TRIPLL New York City Community Forum

Joining forces to ease chronic pain

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Pain relievers are some of the most commonly-used medicines among older adults. But a Cornell-based organization called the Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life, or TRIPLL, is exploring alternative ways to alleviate pain in older adults. TRIPLL...

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New systematic review: Intergenerational programs

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Do intergenerational programs that include youth and older adults improve connectedness? The BCTR's Research Synthesis Project addressed this question in their latest systematic translational review (STR). The aim of the review was to find out if middle and high school students...

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Videos on purpose and youth development

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR     Having a purpose in life is vitally important to youth’s health and wellness. That was the take-home message from the first annual conference hosted by the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE) in the...

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Using virtual reality to treat self-injury and anxiety

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR Researcher Janis Whitlock is partnering with colleagues in the Department of Communications to create a new kind of treatment for people with self-injury or anxiety disorders: virtual reality sessions. The concept is to create alternative worlds using...

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Teen Outreach Program helps prevent teen pregnancy

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR The ACT (Assets Coming Together) for Youth Center of Excellence at the BCTR is helping youth organizations across the state of New York launch a youth development program to help prevent teen pregnancy. The Teen Outreach Program, or TOP,...

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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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