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Online course brings self-injury to the surface

By Olivia M. Hall from the Cornell Chronicle: The cuts, burns and scars of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) are rarely seen, as they are inflicted in private and hidden under pant legs and sleeves. Janis Whitlock, Ph.D. ’03, director of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery (CRPSIR)...

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“Doing Translational Research,” the new BCTR podcast

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BCTR projects actively do translational research (TR) in their work to address the most pressing human problems, but the center, and projects, also study and advance the processes which make for effective translation of research into practice. Our new podcast, Doing Translational Research, features conversations from researchers, practitioners,...

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New Book: “Emotion, Aging, and Health”

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Although older adults face significant health challenges, they tend to have better emotion regulation skills than younger or middle-age adults. Why is this so? And how might we use this knowledge to promote better health and well-being in adulthood and later life? The newest...

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$1.2M gift funds new BCTR youth development project

From the Cornell Chronicle: By Sarah Thompson With the newly-formed Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE), Cornell researchers are joining with the New York State 4-H program and the 200,000 children and teens who participate annually to foster groundbreaking research on youth development. PRYDE will lead projects...

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New Tool Helps Program Staff Better Serve Young Parents

The ACT for Youth Center of Excellence has developed an Asset/Risk Assessment Tool for use with families headed by adolescents or young adults. The tool was created for programs working within Pathways to Success, a New York State Department of Health initiative that seeks to...

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Register for the 2016 Youth Development Research Update

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Each year, the Youth Development Research Update creates a forum for practitioners and Cornell University researchers to discuss issues relevant to the well-being and development of children and adolescents. Together we will ask:

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New systematic reviews on 4-H public speaking programs and volunteer engagement

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How can 4-H youth programs improve volunteer recruitment and retention? What is the impact of 4-H public speaking programs? The latest BCTR systematic translational reviews (STRs) address these questions. These topics were proposed to the BCTR Research Synthesis Project as questions that needed addressing with the best existing...

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BCTR researchers highlighted in spring Talks at Twelve series

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The center is pleased to announce the speakers in our spring 2016 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...

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Engaging Cornell students to study adolescent sexual health in the digital age

BCTR researchers Janis Whitlock (director, Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery) and Jane Powers (director, ACT for Youth) have joined forces to study how technology impacts teen sexual behavior. Their project Adolescent Sexual Health in the Digital Age explores youth...

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NDACAN’s federal funding renewed

Congrats to the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN)! NDACAN has been awarded a new federal contract to continue operating in the BCTR. The sponsor is the Children’s Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children...

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