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Maria Fitzpatrick named BCTR associate director

Fitzpatrick will be associate director for data for evidence-based policy

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Conference spotlights equality of opportunity for children

6th Biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner conference brings together international scholars

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Student Profile: Lily McGovern

Lily works with ACT for Youth and PRYDE

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New book looks at the ‘grandfamily’ phenomenon

Rachel Dunifon's research on grandparents raising grandchildren

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Residential Child Care Project receives $2.8M grant

Funds from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services will establish the Center for Creating Trauma-Informed Residential Settings

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We want to hear from you! Help the Cornell Family Reconciliation Project by telling your story

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Research on later life pain and mood presented at meeting

Researchers from across Cornell and investigators affiliated with the BCTR’s Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) shared new research findings earlier this month at the Gerontological Society of America’s annual scientific meeting in Boston. TRIPLL is one of...

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RCCP presents at international EUSARF conference

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Staff of the BCTR’s Residential Child Care Project (RCCP) participated in two major symposia at the European Scientific Association on Residential & Family Care for Children and Adolescents (EUSARF) conference in Porto, Portugal last month.

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Engaged Cornell grants support BCTR youth research

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR researchers have just received grants from Engaged Cornell that will help to connect their youth research and learning to local communities. ACT for Youth Director Jane Powers received a $5,000...

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Showing students another career path in academia

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Two BCTR researchers authored a book chapter that is part of a career guide for people who earn a doctorate degree in behavioral or social sciences but do not want to pursue a career as a professor.

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Whitlock named BCTR associate director

BCTR researcher Janis Whitlock accepted a new position this summer as the center’s associate director for teaching and training. Whitlock’s research focuses on using social media to detect and treat mental health problems, understanding self-injury and reducing sexual violence among young people....

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