Search Cornell

Center News and Events

events

BCTR Talks at Twelve: Amanda Purington, Yoon Hyung Choi, Dominic DiFranzo - Thursday, December 13, 2018

Social Media TestDrive: Digital Literacy Education for Youth
12:00-1:00 PM
ILR Conference Center, Room 423

Continue Reading >
(0) Comments  |   Tags: Amanda Purington    children    education    social media    youth   
events

Talks at Twelve: Bethany Ojelehto - Monday, November 26, 2018

Cultural Diversity in Ecological Cognition and Stewardship
12:00-1:00 PM
ILR Conference Center, Room 423

Continue Reading >
(0) Comments  |   Tags: BCTR Talks at Twelve   
events

Talks at Twelve: Kimberly Kopko, Sharon Tennyson, John Sipple - Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Enhancing the Impact of School-Based Health Centers in Rural NY via Parenting Education
12:00-1:00 PM
ILR Conference Center, Room 225

Continue Reading >
(0) Comments  |   Tags: BCTR Talks at Twelve    education    health    Kimberly Kopko    New York    parenting   
News

Whitlock named BCTR associate director

portrait of Janis Whitlock

BCTR researcher Janis Whitlock accepted a new position this summer as the center’s associate director for teaching and training. Whitlock’s research focuses on using social media to detect and treat mental health problems, understanding self-injury and reducing sexual violence among young people. She is the director...

Continue Reading >
(0) Comments  |   Tags: Chris Wildeman    Janis Whitlock   
News

Time in nature to improve kids’ health

a hill with trees and a blue sky with clouds

Adapted from an article by David Nutt for the Cornell Chronicle The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s Academic Venture Fund (AVF) supports collaborations that cut across disciplines to address today’s greatest sustainability challenges. In 2018, the fund awarded $1.5 million to a range of projects that will provide...

Continue Reading >
(0) Comments  |   Tags: children    environment    grant    health    Janis Whitlock    media mention    mental health    youth   
News

Getting youth to drink water, not sugar

young man drinking a bottle of water, which creates a waterfall inside his body

Researchers from the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research helped inform new public service advertisements created by the New York Department of Health to educate youth about the dangers of sugar-sweetened beverages. Researchers working on the ACT for Youth project conducted two rounds of focus groups in...

Continue Reading >
(0) Comments  |   Tags: ACT for Youth    Amanda Purington    children    focus group    government    health    Karen Schantz    New York    nutrition    research    youth   
News

Reconciled with a family member? We want to hear from you!

silhouette of four people - two teenagers and two adults who are holding hands - on a shore at sunset

  By Sheri Hall for the BCTR What problem is experienced, directly or indirectly, by almost everyone and can cause emotional distress so profound that it lasts for a lifetime? The answer is estrangement from a family member. More than one-fifth of adults report currently experiencing estrangement from a family member...

Continue Reading >
(0) Comments  |   Tags: family    Family Reconciliation Project    Karl Pillemer    research   
events

Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison - Monday, September 17, 2018

Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison
5:00 PM
Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall

Continue Reading >
(0) Comments  |   Tags: incarceration   
News

Police-related fatalities may occur twice as often as reported

blue lights on top of a police car

By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle According to a new study led by a Cornell researcher, an average of nearly three men in the United States are killed by police use of deadly force every day. This accounts for 8 percent of all homicides with adult male victims...

Continue Reading >
(0) Comments  |   Tags: Frank Edwards    inequality    law enforcement    media mention    research   
News

Patty Thayer retires after 22 years at Cornell

portrait of Patty Thayer

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Administrative Assistant Patricia “Patty” Thayer retired this summer after 14 years of working to support staff, programs and students in the Family Life Development Center (FLDC) and later in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR). Thayer juggled many responsibilities including supporting former directors...

Continue Reading >
(0) Comments  |   Tags: