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The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS), housed within the College of Education & Human Sciences (CEHS), is a dynamic interdisciplinary entity with a specific mission, background, goal, and related objectives.
Pioneering New Research Frontiers
The mission of CYFS is to advance the conduct of high-quality interdisciplinary research to promote the intellectual, behavioral and social-emotional development and functioning of individuals across educational, familial and community contexts. Central to this is enhancing our understanding of how these complex systems work dynamically to support the future of our nation.
Latest NewsNew! Faculty Affiliate Swearer Launches Empowerment Initiative
New! Institute of Education Sciences Releases 2014 Request for Applications
New! Howell Smith Receives AERA Dissertation Award
CYFS-Housed Rural Center Hosts National Research Conference
Sociologist Crosnoe Addresses Challenges of High School
Faculty Affiliate McQuillan Receives Chancellor's Award
Faculty Affiliate Molfese Joins National Panel on Brain Injury
CYFS-Housed Center Spurs Governor's Proclamation of Rural Education Week
CYFS-Authored Journal Article Named Best of 2012
Recent Publications & PresentationsAdolescence, Peers and the Challenges of High School
Robert Crosnoe, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Elevating the Capacity of Classroom Experiences for Promoting Children's Learning & Development: Observation & Improvement of Teacher-Child Interactions
Robert Pianta, Ph.D.
Dean, Curry School of Education
University of Virginia
2013-1 CYFS Working Paper
Conjoint Behavioral Consultation in Rural Schools: Preliminary Results of a Randomized Trial
Susan Sheridan, Ph.D.
Shannon Holmes, M.A.
Michael Coutts, M.Ed.
Tyler Smith, M.A.
Gina Kunz, Ph.D.
Amanda Witte, M.A.