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Project 2Gen discusses families, incarceration in Albany

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By Sheri Hall in the Cornell Chronicle

Cornell Project 2Gen – a community of researchers and practitioners focused on supporting children and their caregivers through a multigenerational perspective – visited Albany April 30 to share research about families and incarceration with New York state legislators.

Christopher Wildeman,...

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John Ecknerode retires

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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...

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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...

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Podcast explores role of identity in youth engagement

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 Cooperative Extension’s “Extension Out Loud” podcast, Anthony Burrow, associate professor of human development in...

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Japanese researcher visits BCTR

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR

A researcher from Tokyo University’s Graduate School of Social Welfare visited the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research to learn about the center’s work on participatory research and youth development.

Associate Professor Kaoru Fujishima and a translator Nami Hisatsugu spent two days meeting with BCTR...

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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...

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RCCP trains staff of two NC school districts

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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...

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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...

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NY 4-Her wins national tech award

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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...

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

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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...

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