The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS), housed within the College of Education & Human Sciences (CEHS), is a dynamic interdisciplinary entity with a specific mission, background, goal, and related objectives.

The mission of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools is to improve, through cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, our understanding of optimal ways that parents, teachers and other service providers in family, school, and community contexts can promote the intellectual, socioemotional, and behavioral adjustment of children and youth. Central to all of this is enhancing our understanding of how these systems can all work together to support the future of our nation.

The Center was initiated by a Program of Excellence (PoE) grant awarded to establish an interdisciplinary research climate comprised of researchers from several departments and colleges (College of Education & Human Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences) and includes faculty from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

he long-term goal of the Nebraska Center for Research on CYFS is to become a nationally recognized center of excellence in research related to children and youth, and the multiple interrelated contexts in which they function (i.e., families, schools, and communities).

The central objectives of the Nebraska Center for Research on CYFS are to: 1. Enhance the scope, quality and prominence of UNL's research related to children, youth, families, and schools; 2. Create, nurture, and develop an interdisciplinary academic environment that will foster new basic and applied research in all areas related to children, youth, families and schools; and 3. Catapult UNL to national prominence.

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