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Online course brings self-injury to the surface

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By Olivia M. Hall from the Cornell Chronicle: The cuts, burns and scars of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) are rarely seen, as they are inflicted in private and hidden under pant legs and sleeves. Janis Whitlock Janis Whitlock, Ph.D. ’03, director of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery (CRPSIR) and a research scientist in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, hopes...

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“Doing Translational Research,” the new BCTR podcast

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BCTR projects actively do translational research (TR) in their work to address the most pressing human problems, but the center, and projects, also study and advance the processes which make for effective translation of research into practice. Our new podcast, Doing Translational Research, features conversations from researchers, practitioners, and others involved in the process of doing TR, exploring...

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New Book: “Emotion, Aging, and Health”

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Although older adults face significant health challenges, they tend to have better emotion regulation skills than younger or middle-age adults. Why is this so? And how might we use this knowledge to promote better health and well-being in adulthood and later life? The newest book in the Bronfenbrenner Series on the Ecology of Human Development, Emotion, Aging, and Health (American Psychological Association),...

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$1.2M gift funds new BCTR youth development project

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From the Cornell Chronicle: By Sarah Thompson With the newly-formed Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE), Cornell researchers are joining with the New York State 4-H program and the 200,000 children and teens who participate annually to foster groundbreaking research on youth development. "Smart Clothing, Smart Girls" middle school participants work on design projects. Photo...

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New Tool Helps Program Staff Better Serve Young Parents

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Purington, Welker, Sebuharara, and Heib The ACT for Youth Center of Excellence has developed an Asset/Risk Assessment Tool for use with families headed by adolescents or young adults. The tool was created for programs working within Pathways to Success, a New York State Department of Health initiative that seeks to establish an infrastructure of support for young families in the Bronx, Buffalo, and...

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Register for the 2016 Youth Development Research Update

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Group discussion at the 2015 Youth Development Research Update Each year, the Youth Development Research Update creates a forum for practitioners and Cornell University researchers to discuss issues relevant to the well-being and development of children and adolescents. Together we will ask: How can practitioners use research findings for interventions or practices that benefit young people within...

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New systematic reviews on 4-H public speaking programs and volunteer engagement

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How can 4-H youth programs improve volunteer recruitment and retention? What is the impact of 4-H public speaking programs? The latest BCTR systematic translational reviews (STRs) address these questions. These topics were proposed to the BCTR Research Synthesis Project as questions that needed addressing with the best existing research available in order to strengthen 4-H programming and improve volunteer...

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BCTR researchers highlighted in spring Talks at Twelve series

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The center is pleased to announce the speakers in our spring 2016 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).   Monday, February 22, 12:00-1:00pm Large and...

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Engaging Cornell students to study adolescent sexual health in the digital age

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Janis Whitlock and Jane Powers BCTR researchers Janis Whitlock (director, Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery) and Jane Powers (director, ACT for Youth) have joined forces to study how technology impacts teen sexual behavior. Their project Adolescent Sexual Health in the Digital Age explores youth and “technology-mediated sexual activity” (TMSA): how young people engage in sexually...

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