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NDACAN’s federal funding renewed

Congrats to the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN)! NDACAN has been awarded a new federal contract to continue operating in the BCTR. The sponsor is the Children’s Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF). While NDACAN (founded in 1988) has been funded by the Children's Bureau since 2001, the previous...

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View videos from fall BCTR talks

Videos from our fall events are now online, in case you missed them or want to revisit the events. Videos are embedded below (when possible) and all are permanently archived in our media library.2015 Iscol Lecture: Workforce of the Future October 7, 2015 Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code 2015 Bronfenbrenner Lecture: The Obama Evidence-Based Revolution: Will It Last? September 16, 2015 Ron...

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Congrats to the 2015-16 Kendal Scholarship awardees

This year the BCTR awarded Kendal at Ithaca Scholarships, recognizing excellent student work in the field of gerontology, to Sylvia Lee, a sophomore in Human Biology, Health, and Society, and Arwah Yaqub, a senior in Near Eastern Studies. "I am so excited and grateful to receive the scholarship. Whether I become a doctor or a researcher in the future, my dream is to help elders who suffer from chronic...

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Coordinated team action best addresses elder abuse

The Cornell Chronicle reports on a recent publication, co-authored by BCTR director Karl Pillemer, outlining the likely traits of victims and perpetrators of elder abuse and the best approach to addressing the problem. The findings from the review of current research suggests that a team approach is most effective: As many as one out of 10 people age 60 and older will experience some kind of abuse,...

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Regional CARE events share findings from 5-year study

The BCTR’s Residential Child Care Project (RCCP) disseminates model techniques and systems to prevent institutional child abuse and neglect. The RCCP’s CARE Model guides childcare agencies to support safe environments, strong programmatic elements, and a wide-variety of treatment programs and interventions that are trauma-sensitive and developmentally appropriate. Supported by The Duke Endowment,...

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Networking event on pain in later life sparks new connections

TRIPLL New York City Community Forum

On October 21st the Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) hosted a networking event for over 30 invited researchers at the Statler Hotel on Cornell campus.  TRIPLL, an NIH-funded Edward R. Roybal Center, fosters multidisciplinary collaborations among researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College, faculty at Cornell’s Ithaca Campus, Cornell Tech, and the Bronfenbrenner...

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BCTR in the Fall 2015 Human Ecology Magazine

The BCTR's New York State 4-H Youth Development Program is featured on the cover of the Fall Human Ecology Magazine. Also inside, an article introduces the BCTR Faculty Fellows program.Lighting a Fire: 4-H programs spark New York youth to pursue STEM careers and higher education (pp. 20-25) Excerpt: Linking Research and Real Life In New York, 4-H reaches 170,000 youth across 62 counties. The state...

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Supporting Young Families: The Role of Social Network Analysis

Young parents, especially teen parents, must depend on a network of support and multiple services to raise their children, achieve educational and financial goals, and keep their families healthy. Resources for expectant and parenting teens and young adults may come from many directions: supportive housing, child care, and employment services, to name a few – but often there is no clearly identifiable...

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Register for RCCP’s “Building a Community of Practice” conference

The BCTR's Residential Child Care Project (RCCP)  is hosting its fourth International Conference for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and Children and Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change (CARE) on June 21-24, 2016 in Lake George, NY. This event will highlight the importance of communities of practice in creating conditions for learning which lead to improving our practice...

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CUCE-NYC present at urban farming symposium

From the Cornell Chronicle: There is more to urban agriculture than just food production. Urban farming introduces communities, children and adults to the value of green spaces in a city such as New York and allows for the creation of an educational environment where children can come and learn the sciences in an engaging way, according Zach Pickens, an urban farmer at New York City-based Riverpark...

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