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Collaboration lowers incidence of physical restraint for youth in care

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Michael Nunno and Elliott Smith By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Two BCTR researchers have been working with a Connecticut child welfare agency to implement and evaluate a program that promotes evidence-based approaches in supporting troubled youth. The Cornell researchers and two agency administrators published the results of their collaborative effort in March in the journal Child Welfare under the title...

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Davis-Manigaulte receives National Urban Extension Award

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Davis-Manigaulte accepting the award By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte’s work with Cornell University Cooperative Extension’s NYC programs (CUCE-NYC) has received national recognition: In May, Jackie accepted the 2017 National Urban Extension Leadership Award, which recognizes excellence in urban extension programming and leadership. Davis-Manigaulte leads Family and Youth...

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Improving the health of military families

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR researchers have spent two years helping to improve the health and wellness of military members and their families. The BCTR’s Military Projects team partnered with researchers from the Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation (CORE) to measure outcomes from the Healthy Base Initiative, a short-term project to demonstrate how healthy eating, exercise, and tobacco...

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Connecting retirees to conservation

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By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle Retirees learn about sustainable energy during recent field trip to a solar-powered residence. A new partnership between the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging and The Nature Conservancy is responding to two critical trends in society today – mounting concern about environmental sustainability and an aging population. The Conservation...

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NY 4-H student shadows MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin

National 4-H Council’s 4-H Day in the Life Job Shadow Experience at MSNBC, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2017 in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for National 4-H Council)

John Gabalski at MSNBC studios, NYC. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for National 4-H Council) By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A 4-H student from Orleans County learned about broadcasting last month from an accomplished role model: NBC news anchor Craig Melvin. Fifteen-year-old John Gabalski was selected to spend the day at NBC Studios at Rockefeller Center with Melvin, who anchors MSNBC Live on weekdays and co-anchors...

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Doris lecturer discusses recipe for moral improvement

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By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle On April 12, what would have been professor emeritus of human development John L. Doris’ 94th birthday, his son, John M. Doris, delivered the 10th annual John L. Doris Memorial Lecture hosted by the College of Human Ecology’s Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. Taking its cue from John L. Doris’ work in human development, the Doris Lecture...

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Positive Youth Development online courses

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Youth work professionals, volunteers, and advocates can now easily brush up on positive youth development thanks to a new series of short, online courses. Positive Youth Development 101 Online is based on, and can be used to supplement, the training curriculum Positive Youth Development 101 (PYD 101) by Jutta Dotterweich. The online courses were created by Jutta Dotterweich and Karen Schantz of the...

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ACT for Youth: Measuring Positive Youth Development

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A myriad of evidence-based programs exist to help young people develop positive life skills and avoid risk behaviors. Evaluations of program success are frequently focused on whether programs directly reduce negative outcomes for youth. An alternative approach can be to measure Positive Youth Development (PYD) outcomes resulting from a particular program. Program evaluation with the PYD approach places...

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Teen dating violence strong predictor of future abuse

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Deinera Exner-Cortens Teens who experience physical or psychological violence in their adolescent dating relationships have a significantly greater risk of suffering abuse in their future adult romantic relationships. A new study, led by University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work researcher Deinera Exner-Cortens, PhD, has isolated dating violence as a strong predictor that someone will suffer future...

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New systematic translational review on outcomes for 4-H youth

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What is the quality of empirical evidence for youth outcomes as a result of their participation in 4-H? The BCTR's Research Synthesis Project addressed this question in their latest systematic translational review (STR). 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the United States, providing programming to over six million youth. Despite its reach, very little research has been conducted...

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