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ACT for Youth awarded new contract with NY State

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A BCTR project that helps New York youth lead more positive, healthy lives will expand its work with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The state awarded a new contract to the Assets Coming Together for Youth Center for Community Action (ACT for Youth), a BCTR project focused on positive youth development and adolescent health. The project will receive $1.1...

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The science of successful aging

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR What’s the secret to successful aging?  That’s the question two BCTR researchers took on at a panel discussion “The Science of Successful Aging” at the 2017 International Convention on Psychological Science, where thousands of researchers from more than 70 countries gathered to share research findings and techniques. BCTR faculty affiliate Corinna Lockenhoff, associate...

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Spring 2018 Talks at Twelve

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This semester we welcome speakers from across campus and across the U.S. for our spring 2018 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 lb274@cornell.edu). Tuesday, February 6, 12:00-1:00pm A...

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ACT hosts visiting scholar from Malaysia

Professor Haslinda Binti Abdullah with ACT for Youth Network members

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR This winter, the BCTR hosted a visiting scholar from Malaysia who shared information about youth development programs in her country. Professor Haslinda Binti Abdullah is an associate professor and the deputy dean of research and innovation at Universiti Putra Malaysi. Abdullah spent a week in Washington, D.C. at the American Evaluator Association conference, where she gave...

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The new Youth Risk and Opportunity Lab

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR After more than a decade of research on self-injury, a BCTR laboratory is expanding its focus to include research on social media and adolescent sexual health as well. The Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery has changed its name to the Youth Risk and Opportunity Lab, or YRO.  Laboratory director Janis Whitlock, a BCTR research scientist, said the name change demonstrates...

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