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CUCE-NYC present at urban farming symposium

CUCE-NYC associate Philson A.A. Warner, left, speaks to a guest at the Grow: Urban Garden Symposium in NYC, Oct. 14. 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...

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NY State 4-H on PBS for American Graduate Day

Soledad O'Brien, Jamila Simon, and Nosa Akol As part of PBS American Graduate Day 2015 on Saturday, Oct. 3, Broome County CITIZEN U leader Nosa Akol and Jamila Simon, New York State 4-H citizenship and civic engagement specialist, spoke to a national audience about the power of youth development programs. American Graduate Day 2015 celebrates the exceptional work of individuals and groups across the...

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Addressing scars as lingering reminders of the pain of self-injury

Janis Whitlock Even after doing the emotional work to heal from self-injury, scars can remain as a reminder of a painful time for many who self-injure. Tattooing has emerged as a potentially helpful tool for people with a history of self injury to cover, and reinterpret, their scars. Janis Whitlock, director of the BCTR's Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery, is quoted in a Vice.com...

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Parent educators and faculty review latest parenting research

Dinah Castro, Maxine Cohen, Kerri Reda, and Tim Jahn in conversation at the in-service. The annual Parenting in Context in-service event brings together Cornell researchers with New York State parent educators and others who work with families and youth for networking, professional development workshops, and presentations. The 2015 in-service, held September 16-17, featured presentations on topics...

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4-H at the 2015 New York State Fair

Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett visits with 4-H members at the State Fair. As always, the 4-H building at the New York State Fair was lively with activity and VIP guests. The ever-popular Dairy Cattle Birthing Center featured many 4-H youth with their cows. Visitors could view a domed incubator with hatching chicks. Another favorite annual event, the Robotics Challenge had teams competing for prizes....

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New research initiative to promote positive youth development

Anthony Burrow and Jane Mendle The BCTR is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative called the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE). Continuing the legacy of Urie Bronfenbrenner, the program will link science and service in innovative ways by involving 4-H communities in basic and applied research designed to understand and improve youth experiences. PRYDE is led...

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Military Projects updates U.S. Army “Victim Advocacy Program Manual”

The U.S. Army in collaboration with other government and non-government agencies is committed to addressing domestic/ partner abuse with a comprehensive response to soldiers, victims, and their families. Army victim advocates have the crucial role of providing non-clinical advocacy services and support to victims. Their effective crisis intervention, on-going risk assessment, safety planning, and collaboration...

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The midlife crisis myth

Elaine Wethington named a BCTR Associate Director

Elaine Wethington Do a significant number of people experience stress about aging in midlife, leading to sudden life changes and sports car purchases? They do not, according to a new study. A recent post on psychologytoday.com explains that there is no evidence that people experience greater stress or more major life changes in midlife as opposed to other ages. BCTR acting director Elaine Wethington...

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Schools learning to address rising student self-injury

"Schools around the country have begun offering new classes and mental-health programs to help stem a sharp rise in the number of adolescents found to be engaging in self injury, especially cutting," begins a recent Wall Street Journal article. The piece goes on to outline the use of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in schools across the country to offer kids other tools to deal with overwhelming...

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Fall 2015 Talks at Twelve

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The center is pleased to announce the fall speakers in our Talks at Twelve series. Talks at Twelve are held in the Beebe Hall second floor conference room and lunch is served. These talks are free and open to all. No RSVP or registration is required, but notice is appreciated if a larger group is planning to attend (email pmt6@cornell.edu).Thursday, September 10, 12:00-1:00pm Trauma-informed Hospice...

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