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Graduate Student Q&A with Wesley Kobashigawa

Wesley Kobshigawa, CYFS graduate student

Name: Wesley Kobashigawa

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Program: Counseling Psychology Ph.D.

Year: First year (just completed)

Project: Building Bridges

What will you be doing with the project? 

I help oversee the high school prevention program and provide individual and group counseling for at-risk ninth- and 10th-graders. I also collect pre- and post-treatment data to assess the efficacy of our treatment approach. Full Article

Early childhood professionals ‘Getting Ready’ to make positive impacts

Early childhood special education providers, service coordinators and supervisors from across the state gathered at Nebraska Innovation Campus June 5-8 for Getting Ready training sessions.

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. Full Article

Graduate Student Q&A with Sonia Lindner

Sonia Lindner, CYFS graduate student

Name: Sonia Lindner

Program: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

Year: First year (just completed)

Project: Coaching Science Inquiry in Rural Schools

What will you be doing with the project? 

I am helping to generate and implement a coding scheme that will be used to analyze video-recorded coaching sessions with middle school and high school teachers. The project aims to identify which elements of the coaching process lead to desired teacher and student outcomes. Full Article

Nebraska-Brazil early childhood research partnership continues progress

Marjorie Kostelnik, senior associate to University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds, speaks to researchers from Nebraska and Brazil May 8.

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. Full Article