The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools presents the first Signature Event of the 2018-19 academic year, featuring Nancy Gonzales, foundation professor of psychology and dean of natural sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.
Early childhood special education providers, services coordinators and supervisors from across the state gathered at Nebraska Innovation Campus June 5-8 for Getting Ready training sessions.
Hosted by CYFS faculty and staff, a pair of two-day training sessions focused on translating evidence-based research practices into real-world settings to positively impact children and their families. Part C state trainers delivered the training material after having received one year of training and support in Getting Ready from CYFS faculty and staff.
Faculty and students from two continents came together recently in Lincoln for a pair of research luncheons to update one another on various joint projects.
Researchers from the University Federal Rural of Pernambuco in Brazil visited Lincoln April 24 to meet with their CYFS faculty and student counterparts in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Brazil Early Childhood Partnership. A second group of Brazilian researchers, from University Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, were on campus May 8 to discuss their projects with their Nebraska partners.
Eric Youngstrom, University of North Carolina professor of psychology and neuroscience, and psychiatry, led the April 19-20 Emerging Scholars Series hosted by CYFS’ Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics.
The event’s keynote presentation, titled “Moving from Intuition to Machine Learning: How Can Quantitative Methods Improve Clinical Decision-Making?” is now available on video.
Creating connections among early childhood research, practice and policy — and how each element can enhance the lives of young children and their families — provided the central theme of the 2018 CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood.
More than 200 attendees, including researchers from across the University of Nebraska system, practitioners, administrators, community partners and policymakers, gathered April 25 at Nebraska Innovation Campus for the daylong, fifth biennial summit, which highlighted the latest findings in early childhood research from NU-affiliated faculty, and those findings’ implications for practice and policy.
Michael Pluess, psychologist and associate professor of developmental psychology at Queen Mary University of London, led the inaugural CYFS Signature Event April 11. Video is now available of his presentation, “Individual Differences in Environmental Sensitivity.”
April Stortvedt addresses her fifth-grade students as they prepare for upcoming book presentations. Behind her, a laminated poster outlines her four classroom rules: Be respectful, be honest, be responsible and follow directions the first time.
According to Stortvedt, a CYFS research study has helped one of her students better abide by these classroom rules. Through the study, Teachers and Parents as Partners (TAPP) for Latino Families, Stortvedt collaborated with her student’s parent to improve behavior at home and school.
The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools presents a new series designed to share research that advances learning and development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: the CYFS Signature Event series.
Each event will feature a research presentation aimed at cross-disciplinary audiences.