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New article: “Grandparent Coresidence and Family Well-Being”

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Rachel Dunifon and Kimberly Kopko The BCTR's Rachel Dunifon and Kimberly Kopko (with Kathleen Ziol-Guest) authored a new article that looks at the effects of grandparents living with families. Grandparent Coresidence and Family Well-Being was published in The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science this summer. Abstract: U.S. children today have increasingly diverse living arrangements....

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RCCP retreat plots new directions for residential child care

Martha Holden speaks at the 2014 Residential Child Care Project (RCCP) Retreat.

RCCP Director Martha Holden addressing the group. In August, the Residential Child Care Project (RCCP) hosted its bi-annual, four-day International RCCP Retreat. In attendance were over 50 colleagues from the United States, Europe, Israel, and Australia. The group included RCCP staff, instructors, researchers, staff and faculty from other BCTR projects, as well as staff from nearby agencies. The RCCP’s...

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ACT Youth Network presents to New York State agencies

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NYC ACT Youth Network at Youth Development Team Meeting in Albany Since 1998, the New York State Youth Development Team (YD Team), a public-private partnership of 30 leading statewide agencies and youth-serving organizations, has been dedicated to promoting the health and well being of adolescents in our state. The YD Team has provided leadership that integrates positive youth development practices...

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ACT teams with communities to better support young parents

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Erin Graupman, District Coordinator of Student Health Services, Rochester City School District This July Pathways to Success community teams from Buffalo, the Bronx, and Rochester met for the first time on campus. They reviewed the results from needs and resources assessments of services and support available for young parents in their respective cities. Funded by the New York State Department of Health,...

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Research Synthesis Project releases first sytematic translational reviews

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The BCTR Research Synthesis Project released its first two systematic translational reviews (STRs) this spring. The first identified validated measures of youth nutrition program outcomes, and the second examined the concept of “engagement” in university-community partnerships. These two STRs are the result of a new research synthesis protocol designed to include practitioner input in the review...

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ACT for Youth introduces PhotoVoice to Career Explorations participants

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As part of the 4-H Career Explorations program, the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence hosted a three-day “Focus for Teens” workshop to introduce youth to a qualitative, participatory action research method called PhotoVoice. Thirteen youth participants explored the question, “How youth-friendly is Ithaca?” from the perspective of potential college students. The project was led by Mary Maley...

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From robotics to fiber science at 4-H’s 2014 Career Explorations event

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Recycling old clothes into new in Fiber Science and Apparel Design The BCTR's 4-H Youth Development Program hosted over 375 high school students on campus for the annual Career Explorations event July 1-3.  Career Explorations provides youth with exposure to academic fields and faculty to develop leadership skills and hands-on experience in a college setting. This year's students could choose from...

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RNI workshop connects extension educators with Cornell faculty

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Karl Pillemer presenting On June 25-26, nineteen Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) educators from eight New York State counties attended a Research Navigator Initiative (RNI) workshop focused on skill-building, networking, and resource identification to form partnerships with campus researchers. The RNI is a BCTR initiative and a central component of the College of Human Ecology’s extension and...

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2014 CCE summer interns begin work with BCTR researchers

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Each year the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Summer Internship Program connects undergraduates with faculty research projects, helping Cornell fulfill its land grant mission by engaging students in outreach. From research to education and program development, interns are involved in a wide spectrum of activities which they document by blogging. Findings are presented in the late summer at a poster...

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2014 NDACAN Summer Research Institute

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SRI group at Taughannock Falls The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) hosted its 22nd annual Summer Research Institute (SRI) on campus from June 9-13th. Thirteen child maltreatment researchers were accepted from a pool of 57 applicants. The Institute offered an intensive secondary data analysis experience, providing support to participants working on their own research projects...

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