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Bischoff, Springer develop mental health model with global application

Richard Bischoff, chair of child, youth and family studies (left) and Paul Springer, associate professor, are partnering with international colleagues to apply their mental health model overseas. The model was developed in rural Nebraska communities over the past six years, where it continues to be implemented as a means of addressing rural mental health disparities.
Richard Bischoff, chair of child, youth and family studies (left) and Paul Springer, associate professor, are partnering with international colleagues to apply their mental health model overseas. The model was developed in rural Nebraska communities over the past six years, where it continues to be implemented as a means of addressing rural mental health disparities.

Distance technology and community mobilization are transforming the mental health landscape of rural Nebraska, where the success of CYFS affiliates’ research may soon benefit communities worldwide.

Richard Bischoff, chair of child, youth and family studies, and Paul Springer, associate professor, are partnering with international colleagues to address an issue that they say transcends geography and culture—access to mental health services. Their model, which was developed six years ago in rural Nebraska communities, integrates distance technology and begins by drawing community members around the proverbial table. Full Article

CYFS accepting applications for Research Fellowship Program

CYFS announces research fellowship for CEHS faculty

The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools is now accepting applications for the CYFS Research Fellowship Program. The fellowship program provides an in-house, professional leave for faculty within the College of Education of Human Sciences and supports the continued advancement of research and grant-directed activities. Fellows will receive a one-course buy-out for two consecutive semesters. Full Article

Watch second Methodology Application presentation

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In the second presentation of the Methodology Applications Series, research assistant professor Michelle Howell Smith discusses “Developing Better Questionnaires and Measures: Initial Considerations and Construct Operationalization.”

This presentation is the first of a three-part series integrating practical strategies and best practices in questionnaire and measurement development from the fields of psychometrics, survey research and educational psychology. Howell Smith shares strategies for developing internal consistency among concepts, constructs, indicators and items, to obtain meaningful results. Full Article

Radio interview highlights “Teachers and Parents as Partners”

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A collaborative intervention continues to connect children, parents and teachers across the state of Nebraska.

Teachers and Parents as Partners (TAPP), formerly referred to as Conjoint Behavioral Consulation, is team-oriented approach to improving student behavior at home and school. Sue Sheridan, CYFS director, discussed the program in a recent radio spot with the Nebraska Ag Almanac. Full Article

Faculty affiliates recognized as national education leaders

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Dawn Davis (left) and Leslie Hawley, CYFS faculty affiliates, are two of 25 Phi Delta Kappa International emerging leaders.

Dawn Davis and Leslie Hawley, faculty affiliates with the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, were recently named “emerging leaders in education” by Phi Delta Kappa International, a global association of education professionals. Full Article

CYFS celebrates 10th anniversary with NCER Commissioner

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The Nov. 19 CYFS 10th anniversary breakfast drew leaders in education research, including, from left, Thomas Brock, commissioner of the National Center for Education Research; Sue Sheridan, CYFS director; and Lisa Knoche, research associate professor. Brock acknowledged the center for its exemplary collaboration and research during his presentation titled “Education Funding, Research and Opportunity.” View video and photo gallery

It began with a dream. One decade later, the collective vision of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools continues to improve lives and inform policy.

CYFS hosted a 10th anniversary breakfast Nov. 19 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and recognized partners in its mission to enhance the lives of children and families. The celebration opened with remarks from Ronnie Green, vice chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Marjorie Kostelnik, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences; and Prem Paul, vice president for research and economic development. Full Article

MAP Academy hosts Kline methodology workshop

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Methodologist Rex Kline presents “New Developments in Structural Equation Modeling” at the Nov. 10 workshop. The presentation was the first in the Nebraska Methodology Workshop series, hosted by the MAP Academy.

The Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics continues its mission to promote inter-disciplinary research with the Nebraska Methodology Workshop series. Students, faculty and community members gathered Nov. 10 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus for the first workshop by methodologist Rex Kline. Full Article