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Nebraska-Brazil early childhood research partnership continues progress

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 … Continue reading Nebraska-Brazil early childhood research partnership continues progress

Hong hosts Brazilian researchers for early childhood science collaboration

CYFS faculty affiliate Soo-Young Hong, associate professor of child, youth and family studies, recently hosted Brazilian researchers Gisela Wajskop and Patricia Pastorello for a weeklong visit in Lincoln, Nebraska, as part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln/Brazil Early Childhood Initiative. Full Article

Study aims to support Brazilian early childhood development

Identifying what is developmentally normal for young children—and what is not—can lead to earlier interventions and better outcomes. Two Nebraska researchers are addressing this need for the world’s fifth most-populated country: Brazil. Leslie Hawley, CYFS research assistant professor, and Natalie Koziol, CYFS postdoctoral scholar, are creating a screening tool to detect developmental delays in Brazilian children. They … Continue reading Study aims to support Brazilian early childhood development

CYFS joins UNL-Brazil early childhood partnership

CYFS joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in launching an early childhood research initiative with Brazil during a meeting held May 18-19 in São Paulo. The working meeting drew 60 early childhood scholars, policymakers and educators from Brazil and UNL with the purpose of forming collaborative teams to conduct future research. UNL’s representation included 13 faculty … Continue reading CYFS joins UNL-Brazil early childhood partnership

Video presentation available for visiting Brazilian researcher

To mark the start of an emerging partnership with Brazilian early childhood researchers, CYFS hosted Brazilian economist Ricardo Paes de Barros for an early childhood presentation Aug. 11 at the Nebraska Union. In his address, “The status of early childhood development in Brazil and its progress over the past decade: Programs, outcomes and legislation,” Barros presented original research and … Continue reading Video presentation available for visiting Brazilian researcher

Graduate Student Q&A with Renata Trefiglio Mendes Gomes

Name: Renata Trefiglio Mendes Gomes Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil Program: Early Learning Network Year: First year (just completed) Project: My Ph.D. project is “Professores e Pais como Parceiros: A Cross-cultural Adaptation and Implementation Effectiveness of the Teachers and Parents as Partners Program to a Brazilian sample.” As a graduate research assistant, I am supporting both the Early Learning Network … Continue reading Graduate Student Q&A with Renata Trefiglio Mendes Gomes

Faculty provide training, outreach to support international Zika study

Recife is the capital city of Pernambuco, a northeastern state in Brazil — and one of the regions most affected by the Zika virus outbreak. Natalie Williams, assistant professor of child, youth and family studies, and Christine Marvin, professor of special education and communication disorders, recently traveled to Recife, Brazil, as part of a joint study … Continue reading Faculty provide training, outreach to support international Zika study