Our Projects

The BCTR is home to many translational research projects that are working to enhance human development, health and well-being.

4-H Youth Development

As the youth component of Cooperative Extension, 4-H connects young people to Cornell.

ACT for Youth

Advancing the principles of positive youth development and supporting the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based programming.

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Community Neuroscience Initiative

Makes neuroscience more accessible to practitioners and community members and encourages individuals from all backgrounds to see themselves in neuroscience.

Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging (CITRA)

Promotes translational research on aging, including the development, implementation, and dissemination of innovative, evidence-based intervention programs.

Cornell Project 2Gen

Addressing the needs of vulnerable children and their parents together to capitalize on the strong connection between parents’ well-being and children’s healthy development

Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery (CRPSIR)

Advancing basic research and prevention knowledge related to self-injury behaviors

ISCOL Family Program

Inspires and educates a new generation of community leaders to tackle the seemingly intractable problems that face our society

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

Serves as a repository for high-quality datasets relevant to the study and prevention of child maltreatment

The Parenting Project

Focuses on integrating extension and research activities in the area of parenting education

Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE)

Promotes positive youth development through empirical studies and by providing evidence-based best practices for 4-H and other youth organizations

Residential Childcare Project (RCCP)

Ongoing programs to prevent institutional child abuse and improve the quality of residential childcare

Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL)

Improving the prevention and management of pain in later life, thereby increasing the health and well-being of older adults

Youth Risk and Opportunity Lab

Seeking to understand development and risks faced through adolescence and into young adulthood