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Introducing Cornell Project 2Gen

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR Researchers are launching a new project called Cornell Project 2Gen that focuses on helping vulnerable families by developing programs that support parents and their children jointly. The approach is gaining momentum within research communities across the country. That’s because research documents a...

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Nicholas Kristof to give Bronfenbrenner Centennial Lecture Oct. 2

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, a writer for The New York Times known for his work exposing social injustice, will speak on campus Monday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. in Call Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Kristof will deliver...

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New systematic review on peer education

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What is the evidence for use of peer education in programs supporting adolescent reproductive and sexual health? The BCTR Research Synthesis Project develops high-quality evidence summaries on topics suggested by researchers or practitioners. Their latest review looked into this question. From the review: The review found no convincing...

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Preventing sexual violence by addressing boys

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR researchers are working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to evaluate a program for adolescent boys that aims to prevent them from becoming future perpetrators of sexual violence. Center researchers, coming together from across existing BCTR projects, will work together...

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Fall 2017 Talks at Twelve

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In the fall semester the BCTR presents talks from our visiting scholar Peter Lloyd-Sherlock as well as Monika Safford of Weill Cornell and Paul Krause from eCornell. All Talks at Twelve are held in the Beebe Hall second floor conference room and lunch is served. These talks are...

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Interactive workshop series teaches translational research skills

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Building on a successful first year, the BCTR is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 How to Do Research in Real-World Settings workshop series. This year we cover new ground in the field by introducing new topics, and presenting new information on those already covered. The workshops are tailored...

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Eckenrode recognized with Nicholas Hobbs Award

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR The BCTR’s John Eckenrode received the Nicholas Hobbs Award from the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice, Division 37 of the American Psychological Association (APA), dedicated to applying psychological knowledge to advocacy, social justice, service...

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CARE program gains key endorsement

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The Children and Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change (CARE) program has earned a scientific rating of 3 from the California Evidence-based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, which indicates that the program is supported by promising research evidence. The CARE model is a research-informed framework created by the...

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4-H event boosts youth confidence in future studies

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By Stephen D’Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle More than 400 middle and high school students from 45 New York state counties and extension programs made their way to Cornell’s Ithaca campus June 27-29 to investigate the mysteries of the cosmos, perform physical exams on small and large animals, understand...

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Teen Outreach Program helps prevent teen pregnancy

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR The ACT (Assets Coming Together) for Youth Center of Excellence at the BCTR is helping youth organizations across the state of New York launch a youth development program to help prevent teen pregnancy. The Teen Outreach Program, or TOP, is a program for...

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