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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: Robbie Neff

Robbie is a BCTR alum who worked with 4-H and ACT for Youth.

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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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Collaboration with CCE on new youth development curriculum

A new training curriculum for youth work professionals, Positive Youth Development 101, has just been released by the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence. Authored by Jutta Dotterweich, the curriculum was developed in collaboration with New York State...

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Whitlock quoted on self-injury in US News & World Report

Misconceptions and misinformation about self-injury can keep sufferers from getting care and effect how they are treated by others. A recent US News & World Report article addresses some common myths about self-injury, including that self-injurers are suicidal, that self-injury is uncommon, and that...

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Spring 2015 Talks at Twelve announced

The center is pleased to announce the spring speakers in our Talks at Twelve series. Unless otherwise noted, 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. No...

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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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Talks at Twelve: M. Elizabeth Karns

Fostering an Intellectual Environment for Students through Research: Integrating Science, Law, and Societal Needs



Talks at Twelve: Janis Whitlock

Helping Parents Help Their Teens: Lessons Learned about Parent Stress and Support from Research on Self-injury and Families



Talks at Twelve: Laura Tach

A Pilot Study of Parent-child Relationship Dynamics within Blended Families


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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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