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Bronfenbrenner talk highlights inequalities in children’s health

By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle University of Pittsburgh professor Karen Matthews explored biological links to persistent social inequalities in childhood health during the 2017 Bronfenbrenner Lecture, held June 15 in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall. Hosted by the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research in the College of Human Ecology,...

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Whitlock on self-injury and social media

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR Researcher Janis Whitlock was featured earlier this year in a PBS news story about self-injury and social media. Whitlock, director of the BCTR’s Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery, studies the interaction between mental health and social media. She...

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Collaboration lowers incidence of physical restraint for youth in care

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Two BCTR researchers have been working with a Connecticut child welfare agency to implement and evaluate a program that promotes evidence-based approaches in supporting troubled youth. The Cornell researchers and two agency administrators published the results of their collaborative effort in March in...

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Davis-Manigaulte receives National Urban Extension Award

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte’s work with Cornell University Cooperative Extension’s NYC programs (CUCE-NYC) has received national recognition: In May, Jackie accepted the 2017 National Urban Extension Leadership Award, which recognizes excellence in urban extension programming and leadership. Davis-Manigaulte leads Family and Youth Development Programs and serves...

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Improving the health of military families

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR researchers have spent two years helping to improve the health and wellness of military members and their families. The BCTR’s Military Projects team partnered with researchers from the Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation (CORE) to measure...

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Connecting retirees to conservation

A new partnership between the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging and The Nature Conservancy is responding to two critical trends in society todaymounting concern about environmental sustainability and an aging population. The Conservation Retirees in Service...

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NY 4-H student shadows MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A 4-H student from Orleans County learned about broadcasting last month from an accomplished role model: NBC news anchor Craig Melvin. Fifteen-year-old John Gabalski was selected to spend the day at NBC Studios at Rockefeller Center with Melvin, who anchors MSNBC Live on weekdays...

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Doris lecturer discusses recipe for moral improvement

By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle On April 12, what would have been professor emeritus of human development John L. Doris’ 94th birthday, his son, John M. Doris, delivered the 10th annual John L. Doris Memorial Lecture hosted by the College of Human Ecology’s Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational...

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Positive Youth Development online courses

Youth work professionals, volunteers, and advocates can now easily brush up on positive youth development thanks to a new series of short, online courses. Positive Youth Development 101 Online is based on, and can be used to supplement, the training curriculum Positive Youth Development...

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Teen dating violence strong predictor of future abuse

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Teens who experience physical or psychological violence in their adolescent dating relationships have a significantly greater risk of suffering abuse in their future adult romantic relationships. A new study, led by University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work researcher Deinera Exner-Cortens, PhD, has isolated dating violence...

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