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Researchers evaluate a program for boys to avert sexual violence

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By Susan Kelley for the Cornell Chronicle Jane Powers, Mary Maley, Amanda Purington, and Janis Whitlock Cornell is helping to usher in new, more effective ways to prevent sexual violence. A team from the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) is evaluating a curriculum for boys aged 12-14 aimed at preventing sexual violence. The program is a shift from previous approaches, which generally...

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Doing Translational Research podcast: Jennifer Agans

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In episode 9 of the podcast, Karl welcomes Jen Agans, assistant director of the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE). They discuss the importance of research/community partnerships, Agan's research on children's out-of-school time, and Agans explains what exactly the 4-H program is. Dr. Jennifer Agans is assistant director of PRYDE in the Bronfenbrenner Center. Before coming...

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Whitlock on teen self-injury, anxiety, and depression in Time

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In a recent Time Magazine cover story on Anxiety, Depression and the American Adolescent, the BCTR's Janis Whitlock describes the effect of current technology and social media on adolescent mental health: "If you wanted to create an environment to churn out really angsty people, we’ve done it,” says Janis Whitlock, director of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery. Sure, parental...

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Climate change and vulnerable populations

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The elderly are one of the most vulnerable populations during a natural disaster. They are more likely to be disabled, have fewer resources, and struggle more during harsh weather. The extreme weather brought on by climate change impacts elderly populations to a greater degree. David Filiberto, who studies aging and the environment in the BCTR, was quoted in a recent article on vulnerable populations...

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Joining parenting educators and researchers at annual in-service event

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Marianella Casasola presenting Parenting In Context (an initiative housed in the BCTR) holds annual in-service events at Cornell University for parent educators and others who work with parents and children across New York State. The in-service is a two-day event with networking opportunities, professional development workshops, and various academic presentations by Cornell faculty. By directly connecting...

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Drone Discovery in Brooklyn and across the nation

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New York City schoolchildren fly foam gliders to mark 4-H National Youth Science Day at Public School 21 in Brooklyn. By Jon Craig for the Cornell Chronicle A Brooklyn school gymnasium was transformed into a landing pad for drones on Oct. 7 as part of a Cornell-sponsored science discovery program. Laughter, cheering and plenty of questions from more than 300 inner-city schoolchildren filled the air...

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A BCTR student on misogyny, men, and mental health treatment

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Narayan Reddy gives a student's perspective on working with the BCTR's Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery in a recent Cornell Daily Sun column. Reddy, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, discusses the ways that misogyny also negatively affects men, specifically in the realm of seeking mental health support. The full column: I have been a research assistant for the Cornell...

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Light bulbs or seeds? Metaphor and understanding genius

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Kristen Elmore Ideas are commonly described using metaphors; a bright idea appears like a “light bulb” or the “seed” of an idea takes root. However, little is known about how these metaphors may shape beliefs about ideas or the role of effort versus genius in their creation, an important omission given the known motivational consequences of such beliefs. We explore whether the light bulb metaphor,...

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Doing Translational Research podcast: Brian Leidy

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Brian Leidy is director of The Military Projects in the Bronfenbrenner Center. In this podcast episode, Evaluating Military Family Programs, he and Karl discuss the project's work doing process evaluation for the military and the challenges and importance of supporting this unique community. Brian D. Leidy is a senior extension associate and the principal investigator for the Military Projects in the...

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Holden receives lifetime achievement award

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The National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Career Achievement Award is presented to an individual who has made a career commitment to the profession of human service training and development; making significant contributions in terms of leadership, new ideas and education as measured by improved organizational outcomes, impact on the field, or improvement in national best practices...

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