Through all the societal changes of the past few years, 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, the center continues to work to address the social, behavioral and educational needs of communities in Nebraska and beyond, leveraging research and collaboration to make a difference in the lives of others — from birth to adulthood.
The CYFS annual report for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which spanned July 2021 to June 2022, 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 that:
- support educators working with visually impaired children and youth;
- strengthen parent-teacher partnerships to improve educational outcomes in rural communities;
- use brain-connected interfaces to enhance communication among those with severe physical impairments;
- promote positive school climate for newcomer immigrant adolescents; and
- combat sex trafficking among Native Americans through Indigenous-led research.
Examples of effective and accessible research communications are also highlighted.
With campuswide priorities in mind, along with the strategic visions outlined by the College of Education and Human Sciences, CYFS continues to engage 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.