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BCTR Talks at Twelve: Chris Wildeman and Peter Enns

How does mass incarceration in the United States affect families? This talk will present results from the Family History of Incarceration Survey (FamHIS), which includes the first ever estimates of the share of Americans who have ever had an immediate family member (e.g., parents, siblings, children) or other family members that they feel close to (e.g., uncles, cousins, grandparents) incarcerated....

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Talks at Twelve: William Hobbs

Most people have few close friends, leading to potential isolation after a friend’s death. What happens to the space left by the death of a friend? This presentation will describe how social networks recover, or rewire, after loss. The analyses will come from online social network data. The findings include how levels of interactions among close friends and acquaintances change in the year before...

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Talks at Twelve: Sara Czaja

Social isolation and loneliness are prevalent among older adults, represent significant health risks, and have been linked to cognitive declines, lower quality of life, a heightened risk for physical and mental health problems, functional declines, and mortality. Technology applications such as email, social media sites and online support groups hold promise in terms of enhancing engagement and providing...

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Talks at Twelve: Maria Fitzpatrick

Estimates suggest that nearly four in ten children experience maltreatment at some point. Early detection is key in stopping maltreatment and in helping children recover from its negative effects, yet factors that drive early detection remain understudied. In this study, we focus on one possible source of early detection: educators in the school setting.  Unique administrative data on nearly all reported...

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Childhood Experiences and Lifelong Health: Creating Pathways to Health Equity

This lecture is in honor of John Eckenrode’s retirement from Cornell University. Reception to immediately follow the talk. Avshalom Caspi, Ph.D., is the Edward M. Arnett Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University, and Professor of Personality Development at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, & Neuroscience, King’s College London. His expertise is in longitudinal methods,...

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2019 Cornell Translational Research Summer Institute

The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research is offering its 2nd annual Cornell Translational Research Summer Institute (CTRSI) in June, 2019. Over several decades, the Bronfenbrenner Center has developed extensive expertise in conducting research in real-world settings and translating empirical findings into practice. Over the course of 2.5 days, the 2019 CTRSI will provide intensive training,...

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Workshop: How to Use Graphs and Data to Inform and Engage Community Partners

To Register: Please contact Lori Biechele at lb274@cornell.edu Lunch will be served. This workshop is open to all Cornell faculty, staff and grad students. Part of an interactive workshop series Researchers are increasingly conducting studies in community settings and applying for grants that require documentation of real-world impact. Indeed, some funders now require components such as dissemination...

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Workshop: How to Use Video Observation as a Source of Data

As a measurement method, videorecorded observation offers a source of validity that is virtually unmatched in the social sciences. This method has also been used as a tool for promoting personal growth and behavior change in some of our field's most effective interventions. This workshop will summarize some observational methods used in research and practice settings and highlight strategies for maximizing...

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Workshop: How to Plan and Conduct Interviews in Real-World Settings

Participants will learn how to choose an interview approach and develop an interview protocol, as well as tips to prepare for and conduct interviews. Additionally, transcription, data management and analysis will be briefly discussed. Amanda Purington, Director of Evaluation and Research, ACT for Youth Jane Powers, Director, ACT for Youth To Register: Please contact Lori Biechele at lb274@cornell.edu Lunch...

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Workshop: How to Build Research Relationships with Non-Academic Partners

This workshop will explore how researchers can build productive partnerships and avoid difficulties when conducting studies with non-academic organizations and agencies. We will examine common problems that arise in research projects in community settings, including differences in goals, organizational structure, timelines, and dissemination priorities. The workshop will feature examples of solutions...

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