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NAECR Knowledge event explores the necessity of secure data storage in early childhood research

With the widespread use and increase in popularity of the Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage service, the application is becoming a must among researchers in all disciplines.

Secure data storage — particularly the OneDrive app — was the focus of the Sept. 30 Fall NAECR Knowledge event. Early childhood researchers attended the virtual discussion to discuss the most efficient, effective ways to use OneDrive. Full Article

NAECR selects 2021-22 Policy Fellows

The Nebraska Academy for Early Childhood Research has selected five faculty members to serve as Policy Fellows for the 2021-22 academic year.

The NAECR Policy Fellows Program is designed to educate early childhood researchers on policy processes, impacts and relationships to research; to provide policymakers with insight into the latest early childhood research at the University of Nebraska; and to generate collaboration among researchers and policymakers to develop effective research agendas that enrich early childhood experiences. Full Article

Findings highlight program’s success in reducing, preventing sexual violence among Native American girls

Students listen intently during an IMpower training session on a Native American reservation in South Dakota. (Photo courtesy of Brooke Duthie Photography)

Katie Edwards, a leading researcher on interpersonal violence at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, co-authored two recently published papers on the impacts of a sexual violence prevention program aimed at empowering Native American adolescent girls. Full Article

Welcome to the team, Julie Erickson!

Julie Erickson, CYFS administrative coordinator

Name: Julie Erickson

Title: Administrative Coordinator

Hometown: Hastings, Nebraska

Where did you work prior to joining CYFS? What was your role there, and what did it entail?

“Prior to joining CYFS, I was employed by Lincoln Public Schools as an executive secretary at a middle school. My duties included administrative support, office management, time and attendance for all certified, office, mentors, paras and substitutes, all instructional purchases, budgets, coordinating class coverage and professional learning.” Full Article

IVRL workshop promotes strategies to prevent teen relationship violence

Preventing interpersonal relationship violence among teens was the focus of the April 28 Dating and Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop, hosted by the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory.

The virtual, interactive workshop focused on practical, cost-effective, evidence-based prevention strategies. Katie Edwards, associate professor, CYFS and educational psychology, and Emily Waterman, IVRL faculty affiliate, outlined definitions, statistics, causes and consequences of teen dating violence and sexual violence. Full Article

University of Texas’ Bond leads MAP Academy Methodology Workshop

Mark Bond, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School, led the MAP Academy’s Spring 2021 Methodology Workshop April 21.

Bond’s research keynote focused on the various analytical techniques used to investigate associations between early childhood traumatic experiences and mental illness for sexual and gender minorities — particularly, how a number of psychometric methods are employed, along with a unique model selection process. Full Article