People who tend to recognize similarities between people they know and people depicted in the media are more likely to believe common myths about sexual assault, according to a new study co-led by a Cornell researcher.Full Story All News & Events
Feeling safe is an important part of youth development – especially for youth in residential care settings. A new study by BCTR’s Residential Child Care Project examined feelings of safety among youth living in in group care settings, and assessed whether feeling safe was enhanced by high-quality relationships with staff members.Full Story All News & Events
Food insecurity, substance abuse and a lack of education are among the serious issues affecting homeless youth in Tompkins County, according to a survey conducted by BCTR researchers in collaboration with The Learning Web, a local youth mentoring organization, and the Tompkins County Continuum of Care, a local homeless services planning body.Full Story All News & Events
A research paper about non-suicidal self-injury, with BCTR research scientist Janis Whitlock as lead author, has been cited by more than 1,000 other research papers – a rare occurrence that indicates the broad impact of Whitlock’s work.Full Story All News & Events
Solitary confinement, even for just a few days, may significantly increase inmates’ risk of death after serving their sentences, new Cornell research shows.Full Story All News & Events
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