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Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development
Deborah L. Bobek
The goal of the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University ( ) is to conduct applied research projects and to bring the results of this and other outreach programs to the youth-serving community-based organizations that are working to improve the lives of America's children, families, and communities. The institute serves as a training ground for young applied developmental scientists, conducts research on positive youth development, hosts a wide variety of public lectures and symposia, and develops electronic and print publications in academic and nonacademic venues to change the way people think and talk about young people. In 1997, Joan Margosian Bergstrom, her husband, Gary Bergstrom, and their son Craig established the Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science. The chair, which underscores the Bergstroms' commitment to improving the lives and education of children and their families, is the first endowed ...