The RCCP mission is to improve the quality of care in residential settings and other child serving settings by designing, delivering, and evaluating programs and conducting translational research to inform and improve services for children and families.
The RCCP is administered by the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR), which is located within Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. The BCTR mission is to improve professional and public efforts to understand and deal with risk and protective factors in the lives of children, youth, families, and communities that affect family strength, child wellbeing, and youth development. Translational research, as defined by the College and the BCTR, is the systematic application of research findings into the development of innovative interventions, practices, and policies that may ultimately improve health and well-being. The knowledge derived from these interventions feeds future research.
Martha J. Holden, M.S., is a Senior Extension Associate with the BCTR, principal investigator and Director of the RCCP. Ms. Holden provides technical assistance and training to residential child caring agencies, schools, juvenile justice programs, and child welfare organizations throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and Israel. She is the author of Children and Residential Experiences (CARE): Creating Conditions for Change, a program model for residential care organizations and the lead developer of the TCI System.
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Residential Child Care Project
3M207 MVR Hall
37 Forest Home Drive
Ithaca, NY 14853-4401
Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, home of the RCCP, on the Cornell University campus, Ithaca, NY.
Published with permission, Cornell University, College of Human Ecology; Paul Warchol, photographer.
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Thanks to the Ithaca Youth Bureau, Ithaca, NY, for granting permission to use their mural (featured above), and especially to the artists involved: Johanna Baker, Summer Bartholomew, Lori Bontempi, Leland Chapin, Jon Gowin, Barney Knewstub, John Longo, Harmony Mayhak, Tiffany Reynolds, and Keith Robbins.
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