Despite the unusual circumstances of the past year and a half, the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools has remained focused on impacting lives through research that advances learning and development.
With diverse partners in research, practice and policy, CYFS has continued work to address the social, behavioral and educational needs of communities in Nebraska and beyond — both amid and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CYFS annual report for the 2020-21 fiscal year, which spanned July 2020 to June 2021, is now available.
This year’s report provides a look at some of the research conducted in partnership with the center in impact areas of early childhood, health equity and wellness, and communities.
Projects featured in the report include studies to strengthen teacher-parent partnerships using distance technology; enhance coaching of early intervention personnel who work with toddlers and infants with disabilities; prevent dating violence and problem drinking among LGBTQ+ youth; and explore ways to help children, parents and teachers navigate the ongoing pandemic —locally and globally.
The center’s progress has always been grounded in collaboration. With campuswide priorities top of mind, along with the strategic visions outlined by the College of Education and Human Sciences, CYFS looks forward to engaging with its partners to find solutions to society’s challenges associated with anti-racism and racial equity; early childhood education and development; health equity and wellness; science and technology literacy; and communities.