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Revisiting Urie's role as Head Start turns 50

Bronfenbrenner testified before Congress and met with Lady Bird Johnson about childhood poverty

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CUCE-NYC to expand urban farming in Manhattan

New funding from Manhattan borough president will expand existing programs

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2015 BCTR Student Showcase highlights undergrad work

Students from across campus presented on their work with BCTR projects

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The BCTR (and Urie!) in HE Magazine

In addition to the cover story, Karl Pillemer's latest book and TRIPLL's work are included.

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Student Profile: Carly Batist

Carly (CALS '16) works with 4-H on communications and programming

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Affiliate Anthony Burrow talks about purpose on “Through the Wormhole”

Anthony Burrow, assistant professor of human development and BCTR faculty affiliate, studies the role of purpose in the lives of young people and how and to what extent a sense of purpose can promote positive adjustment outcomes. He is a 2012 BCTR...

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US parents continue to use spanking despite the evidence against it

The majority of American parents still use spanking to discipline their children despite overwhelming evidence that it is ineffective and detrimental. In practice research findings are often no match for cultural norms and closely-held beliefs about the physical punishment of children. Kimberly...

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Support missing when grandparents find themselves parenting again

"Grandparents increasingly play a key role in the lives of their grandchildren, as our recent study of U.S. families shows. But some of the most vulnerable in this group are failing to receive the childrearing support that other similarly at-risk families receive," begins a...

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Ron Haskins to deliver 2015 Bronfenbrenner Lecture

The BCTR is pleased to announce that Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution will deliver this year's Bronfenbrenner Lecture on September 16. His recent book, Show Me the Evidence: Obama's Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy, tells the...

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CRPSIR cited in NPR story on self-injury

In his late teens David Fitzpatrick began to cut himself with razor blades. He was not intending to commit suicide, but was using self-injury as a way to cope with overwhelming emotions. This type of is self-wounding is called Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), which the...

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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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