Researchers at the ACFW conduct many studies with students, parents, teachers and other service professionals throughout Nebraska, western Iowa, and the nation. We conduct a wide variety of studies, including pilot studies, interviews, focus groups, literature reviews and secondary analyses of national data sets. We are highlighting a few of our current randomized control studies and intervention development work.
On The Way Home—after-care services for youth leaving residential care
Parent Connectors—parent-to-parent support for families of middle school students with an IEP for emotional or behavioral needs
Nebraska Family Study—in-home family support for families with children with emotional or behavioral challenges
Health Literacy—intervention development of program to help high school youth with high-incidence disabilities to improve their health literacy functioning
Parental Involvement in Education – understanding associations between parental involvement and education outcomes for high school students at risk for emotional and behavioral disorder (EBD)
Fostering Educational Success – developing and evaluating FES, an educational support program that aims to improve the educational outcomes and experiences of adolescents (grades 6-12) and their caregivers during the transition to permanency placements
Below are some links to resources frequently used by families in the greater eastern Nebraska region.
Family Resource Guide for services in the Omaha area