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20th Annual NDACAN Summer Research Institute supports secondary analysis projects

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The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect hosted its 20th annual Summer Research Institute from June 11-15 on the Cornell Ithaca campus. The Summer Research Institute provides a week-long opportunity for child maltreatment researchers to spend extended time working on their own research projects in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. All the projects are based on research proposals...

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CRPSIB group presents at International Society for the Study of Self-Injury annual meeting

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Whitlock, Purington, and Morgan Janis Whitlock, Ph.D. (director), Amanda Purington (project coordinator), and Rebecca Morgan (undergraduate research assistant) of the BCTR's Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior (CRPSIB) attended and presented at the 7th annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) held at UNC Chapel Hill June 30-July 1. With over 90...

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Complementary Strengths launches new measure for youth program participation

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Translational research includes developing and validating new measures that can be used during efficacy and effectiveness trials and in implementation research. It is ideal if these measures can also work as evaluation tools in real world programs. The Complementary Strengths Research Partnership worked with New York City after-school (out of school time) programs to develop and validate a new scale...

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2012 Youth Development Research Update gathers practitioners and researchers

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The 2012 Youth Development Research Update was held June 5-6 at La Tourelle, Ithaca. The 48 attendees were from Cornell, youth service agencies (e.g. adolescent pregnancy prevention providers and youth bureaus), extension educators (4-H, parent education from 19 counties). Practitioners in attendance were very excited to have direct access to researchers. One researcher made a connection with a practitioner...

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Research Navigator Initiative trains extension staff in all NY counties

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The third Research Navigator training took place on campus during April 2012 and was organized by Karl Pillemer and Jennifer Tiffany. The Research Navigator Initiative was developed to provide training to county CCE personnel with the goal of improving their understanding of research processes and their skills as potential collaborators in CHE research projects. Through this program, CCE staff learn...

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BCTR awards first Innovative Pilot Studies Seed Grants

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The Bronfenbrenner Center is pleased to announce the first recipients of Innovative Pilot Study seed grants. Most applications came from collaborative teams and, in all, ten Cornell centers/departments, four other universities, and a government agency were represented in the submitted proposals. Application information for the 2013 Innovative Pilot Studies seed grants will be posted in late 2012. The...

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ACT for Youth conducts focus groups on family planning services

This June under the direction of Jane Powers, ACT for Youth staff are conducting focus groups across New York State to better understand young people's views about, and access to, family planning services. This research is sponsored by the New York State Department of Health as part of its ongoing effort to incorporate youth voice into sexual health initiatives. Between 2005-2009, there was a decrease...

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BCTR featured throughout Spring ’12 issue of Human Ecology Magazine

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The cover story describes 4-H's recent move to the BCTR and 4-H's and Human Ecology's commitment to base 4-H programs on research.  In the article Stephen Hamilton describes this perspective, The idea is to embed research in every facet of 4-H. The content young people learn at 4-H, whether about robotics or nutrition, should be rooted in sound science, an the entire system under which 4-H operates...

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4-H Adds four new staff members

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Katie Donnan, is a former 4-Her, and Cornell class of 2012 graduate. who joined the NY state team this week and will be with 4-H full-time throughout the summer before she shifts her focus to earning a masters degree in Agriculture and Biology Education. Allison Dywer is a first-year Policy Analysis and Management doctoral student, who will work as a 4-H research assistant during the summer. Her focus...

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HD Today features undergrads’ work with TRIPLL

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A new article in HD Today describes work Jessie Boas HD ‘13 and Meghan McDarby HD ’14 have been doing examining research from the BCTR's Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) with the guidance of Elaine Wethington, professor of human development and co-director of TRIPLL. Meghan describes the impact of this work, saying, “I think I have learned more about being a successful...

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