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.
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! Swearer Named Willa Cather Professor
New! CYFS to Host April 10 Summit on Early Childhood
CYFS Researcher Leads Roundtable on Science Literacy in Rural Communities
Feb. 19 Presentation, Roundtables to Address Science Literacy
CYFS Announces Research Fellowship Program for CEHS Faculty
Study Finds Links between Student Temperament, Classroom Conflict
Durden Receives USDA Early Career Award for Extension Efforts
Dalla to Found First Quarterly Journal on Human Trafficking
CYFS to Host 2013-14 Conversation Series
CYFS Affiliates Amass Poster Awards at Rural Futures Conference
Engen-Wedin Recognized by Nebraska Department of Education
Researchers Author Chapter on Parenting Chess Prodigies
Recent Publications & PresentationsAn Introduction to Conjoint Behavioral Consultation via Distance Delivery (CBC-D)
The Role of Family-School Partnerships in Increasing Science Literacy in Rural Communities
Identifying the Needs of Vulnerable Children and Families in Lancaster and Saunders Counties: A Community Assessment
Advancing Rural Education Research: Importance of Interdisciplinary Research Partnerships
Gwen Nugent, Ph.D.
Gina Kunz, Ph.D.
Susan Sheridan, Ph.D.