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Using virtual reality to treat self-injury and anxiety

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Whitlock, Bazarova, and Won BCTR Researcher Janis Whitlock is partnering with colleagues in the Department of Communications to create a new kind of treatment for people with self-injury or anxiety disorders: virtual reality sessions. The concept is to create alternative worlds using virtual reality that will help people during moments of stress and encourage them to seek...

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4-H intern on The Chew with Carla Hall

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A 4-H intern from Brooklyn spent the day learning about cooking and entertainment from chef and TV personality Carla Hall thanks to a national 4-H mentoring program. 4-Her Jasmine Roberts is a dietician student at Brooklyn College. She spent a day shadowing Hall – a finalist on the cooking reality show Top Chef and co-host of the talk show The Chew – through the National...

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Videos on purpose and youth development

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR     Having a purpose in life is vitally important to youth’s health and wellness. That was the take-home message from the first annual conference hosted by the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE) in the BCTR. The conference – held last fall in California – focused on purpose and health across the lifespan. It included researchers...

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New systematic review: Intergenerational programs

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Do intergenerational programs that include youth and older adults improve connectedness? The BCTR's Research Synthesis Project addressed this question in their latest systematic translational review (STR). The aim of the review was to find out if middle and high school students who interact with older adults became more comfortable and changed their attitudes toward older...

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Joining forces to ease chronic pain

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Pain relievers are some of the most commonly-used medicines among older adults. But a Cornell-based organization called the Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life, or TRIPLL, is exploring alternative ways to alleviate pain in older adults. TRIPLL is one of the most active and long-standing collaborations among the Cornell campuses — comprising researchers...

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Bronfenbrenner talk highlights inequalities in children’s health

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By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle University of Pittsburgh professor Karen Matthews explored biological links to persistent social inequalities in childhood health during the 2017 Bronfenbrenner Lecture, held June 15 in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall. Hosted by the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research in the College of Human Ecology, Matthews guided nearly 50 audience members through...

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Whitlock on self-injury and social media

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Janis Whitlock By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR Researcher Janis Whitlock was featured earlier this year in a PBS news story about self-injury and social media. Whitlock, director of the BCTR’s Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery, studies the interaction between mental health and social media. She served as an expert in a PBS story about social media tools designed to reach out to...

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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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