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Project 2Gen discusses families, incarceration in Albany

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Project 2Gen Scholars went to Albany on April 30, led by Jamila Michener, center left, assistant professor of government; Chris Wildeman, center right, professor of policy analysis and management and director of the Bronfenbrenner Center; and Laura Tach, to Wildeman’s left, associate professor of policy analysis and management. By Sheri Hall in the Cornell Chronicle Cornell Project 2Gen – a community...

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John Ecknerode retires

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John Eckenrode By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Professor John Eckenrode, a social psychologist and founding director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR), is retiring this spring after more than 35 years at Cornell. Eckenrode made substantial contributions to the university throughout his entire tenure at Cornell. In 1988, he was responsible for securing federal funding to establish...

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NBA’s Jarrett Allen visits 4-H coders

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR 4-H participants in Brooklyn had a special visitor last month from NBA Star Jarrett Allen. Allen, who has loved technology since he was a child, visited 4-Hers during a Code Your World activity, a 4-H program that teachers computer science. The event was featured on NBC’s Weekend Today news program. “I want (these kids) to know that is a lot of opportunity out there...

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Podcast explores role of identity in youth engagement

Anthony Burrow, associate professor of human development, center, joined “Extension Out Loud” podcast hosts Paul Treadwell and Katie Baildon on "Extension Out Loud." photo: R.J. Anderson/Cornell Cooperative Extension By R.J. Anderson for the Cornell Chronicle How can exploring identity and sense of purpose help young people get more out of programs such as 4-H? In the latest episode of Cornell...

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Japanese researcher visits BCTR

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Visiting researcher meets with ACT for Youth staff. l to r: Jenny Parise, Mary Maley, Vanessa Amankwaa, Jutta Dotterweich, Nami Hisatsugu, Karen Schantz, Jane Powers, Heather Wynkoop Beach, Kaoru Fujishima, Brian Maley and Amanda Purington By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A researcher from Tokyo University’s Graduate School of Social Welfare visited the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research...

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Kopko interviewed on WENY News about kids and screen time

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR researcher Kimberly Kopko, director of the The Parenting Project: Healthy Children, Families, & Communities, was featured on WENY News in a special report about kids and screen time. Kopko’s research and extension work examines parenting and family processes. The Parenting Project translates research on parenting into information to help families on topics including...

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RCCP trains staff of two NC school districts

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Martha Holden Two North Carolina school districts are implementing a crisis prevention and intervention system created at the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research that teaches school staff how to use trauma-informed practices to anticipate and de-escalate disruptive behavior, manage aggression and help students learn social and emotional skills. Outreach staff from the BCTR conducted a...

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CITRA offers free webinar series on optimal aging programs

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The Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging (CITRA), is offering a series of webinars for people interested in running cutting-edge, evidence-based intervention programs in their own communities. CITRA designs, tests and disseminates programs to promote optimal aging, social integration in later life and improved quality of services to older adults. With funding from the National Institute...

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NY 4-Her wins national tech award

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Clyde Van Dyke A 4-H student from New York State earned a prestigious national award for his resilience and commitment to using technology to spark community change. The National 4-H Council awarded Clyde Van Dyke, 17, the 2019 4-H Youth in Action Pillar Award for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). He is a 4-H participant in Broome County’s Geospatial Mapping Club, a program that teaches...

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Nearly half of Americans have had a family member jailed, imprisoned

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credit: Rawf8/Adobe Stock By Susan Kelley for the Cornell Chronicle In a groundbreaking Cornell-led study illuminating the extensive scope of mass incarceration in the U.S., nearly 1 in 2 Americans have had a brother or sister, parent, spouse or child spend time in jail or prison – a far higher figure than previously estimated. The study is the first to accurately measure the share of Americans –...

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