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4-H at the 2015 New York State Fair

As always, the 4-H building at the New York State Fair was lively with activity and VIP guests. The ever-popular Dairy Cattle Birthing Center featured many 4-H youth with their cows. Visitors could view a domed incubator with hatching chicks. Another favorite annual event, the Robotics Challenge had...

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Addressing scars as lingering reminders of the pain of self-injury

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Even after doing the emotional work to heal from self-injury, scars can remain as a reminder of a painful time for many who self-injure. Tattooing has emerged as a potentially helpful tool for people with a history of self injury to cover, and reinterpret, their scars. Janis...

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Parent educators and faculty review latest parenting research

The annual Parenting in Context in-service event brings together Cornell researchers with New York State parent educators and others who work with families and youth for networking, professional development workshops, and presentations. The 2015 in-service, held September 16-17, featured presentations on topics such as parenting in the digital age,...

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New research initiative to promote positive youth development

The BCTR is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative called the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE). Continuing the legacy of Urie Bronfenbrenner, the program will link science and service in innovative ways by involving 4-H communities in...

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Military Projects updates U.S. Army “Victim Advocacy Program Manual”

The U.S. Army in collaboration with other government and non-government agencies is committed to addressing domestic/ partner abuse with a comprehensive response to soldiers, victims, and their families. Army victim advocates have the crucial role of providing non-clinical advocacy services and support to victims. Their effective crisis intervention,...

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The midlife crisis myth

Elaine Wethington named a BCTR Associate Director

Do a significant number of people experience stress about aging in midlife, leading to sudden life changes and sports car purchases? They do not, according to a new study. A recent post on psychologytoday.com explains that there is no evidence that people experience greater stress or more major...

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Celebrating Hamilton and McPheron as they retire

This summer the BCTR celebrated the careers of Steve Hamilton and Mary Lu McPheron, who both retired this year. Steve Hamilton served as an associate director of the BCTR since its founding in 2011. He was also a professor of human development in the College of Human...

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Schools learning to address rising student self-injury

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"Schools around the country have begun offering new classes and mental-health programs to help stem a sharp rise in the number of adolescents found to be engaging in self injury, especially cutting," begins a recent Wall Street Journal article. The piece goes on to outline the use of dialectical...

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Fall 2015 Talks at Twelve

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The center is pleased to announce the fall speakers in our 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 notice...

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Talks at Twelve: Marianella Casasola - Thursday, December 10, 2015

Spatial Language and Spatial Play in the Early Development of Spatial Skills
12:00-1:00PM
Beebe Hall, 2nd floor conference room

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