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Bronfenbrenner Centennial Lecture

Kristof talk commemorates the 100th anniversary of Bronfenbrenner's birth

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2017-2018 workshops announced

The hands-on series introduces and strengthens translational research skills

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Eckenrode honored with Nicholas Hobbs Award

The award recognizes a psychologist who exemplifies devotion to child advocacy

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Aging and Insecurity

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock discusses his work on the health and well being of older people in developing countries

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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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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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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 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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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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CARE program gains key endorsement

The Children and Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change (CARE) program has earned a scientific rating of 3 from the California Evidence-based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, which indicates that the program is supported by promising research evidence. The CARE model is a research-informed...

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Fall 2017 Talks at Twelve

In the fall semester the BCTR presents talks from our visiting scholar Peter Lloyd-Sherlock as well as Monika Safford of Weill Cornell and Paul Krause from eCornell. All Talks at Twelve are held in the Beebe Hall second floor conference room and lunch is...

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Preventing sexual violence by addressing boys

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR researchers are working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to evaluate a program for adolescent boys that aims to prevent them from becoming future perpetrators of sexual violence. Center researchers, coming together from across existing BCTR...

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New systematic review on peer education

What is the evidence for use of peer education in programs supporting adolescent reproductive and sexual health? The BCTR Research Synthesis Project develops high-quality evidence summaries on topics suggested by researchers or practitioners. Their latest review looked into this question. From the review: The...

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Upcoming Events

Bronfenbrenner Centennial Lecture: Nicholas Kristof

A Path Appears: Promoting the Welfare of Children

5:00 - 6:00 PM


Talks at Twelve: Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Researching Unregulated Residential Care Homes in Argentina

12:00-1:00 PM


2017 Iscol Lecture: Rebecca Heller

Get on a Plane! Fighting for Refugees in the Age of Trump

7:30 PM


How to Disseminate Your Research: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Disseminate Your Research: A Step-by-Step Guide

9:00-10:30 AM

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Research In Translation


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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