Promoting better understanding, policies, and practices regarding young children and their families.
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
The ACT for Youth Center of Excellence is a partnership between Cornell University Family Life Development Center, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of New York City, NYS Center for School Safety and the University of Rochester Medical Center.
ACT Youth Network
The ACT Youth Network seeks to promote youth voice in NYS with a focus on health and youth leadership in New York State. It is sponsored by the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence.
The Advancing Youth Development (AYD) Partnership
The AYD Partnership offers professional development for youth workers in New York State. Staff from a variety of youth serving organizations are recruited, trained, and then supported to provide AYD training in their home counties or regions. AYD's on-line resources include tools such as facilitator tips, a program planning guide, newsletters, and a selection of trusted websites on youth development.
Risky Decision Making in Adolescents
Recent research shows that teens make bad decisions not because they think they are invulnerable or haven't thought about the risks. This website links to articles and additional information on research and the implications for theory, practice and public policy.
This site summarizes Cornell's research on self-injurious behavior and provides links and resources for information on detecting,treating, and preventing self-injurious behavior (SIB) in adolescents and young adults.
Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR)
The CYFAR Program provides community-based programs for at-risk children and their families through collaboration of the Land-Grant and Cooperative Extension Systems. On-line resources include extensive publications and program materials.