Michael Merten

22 Jun 2020    

Michael Merten named chair of child, youth and family studies

Michael Merten, current director of the Center for Family Resilience and professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Oklahoma State University, will join the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln July 1, 2020 as chair of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies.

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17 Jun 2020    By Dr. Paul Springer, Interim CYAF Department Chair

CYAF Statement on Racial Injustices

The recent acts of violence we have witnessed with the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor (and many others over the years) has highlighted once again the continuing inequalities and systemic oppression faced by Black people in our country. These acts of police and community brutality is a striking demonstration of the legacy of anti-Blackness that has permeated our society over centuries, and is unacceptable in any form. It also emphasizes that we as a society and as individuals have not done enough to address racism, and as such have contributed to racism.

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Germany Gracy Maia

08 Jun 2020    By Dana Ludvik, CYFS

Study reveals mental health challenges of Zika-affected caregivers

Researchers from Nebraska and Brazil are collaborating to understand the psychological experiences of Zika-affected caregivers to develop an early intervention program to enhance caregiver well-being and their capacity to support their children’s long-term health and development.

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Brazil Preschool

29 May 2020    By Dana Ludvik, CYFS

Nebraska-Brazil early childhood research partnership continues to thrive

Researchers from Nebraska, Brazil continue their interdisciplinary partnership to find solutions to some of the most pressing early childhood challenges.

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14 May 2020    

Soo-Young Hong receives faculty excellence award from Great Plains IDEA

Soo-Young Hong, associate professor in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies in the College of Education and Human Sciences, has received the 2020 faculty excellence award from the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA).

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Coming Together for Wellness graphic

05 May 2020    By Haley Apel

Marriage and family therapy program coming together for wellness

The marriage and family therapy program in the College of Education and Human Sciences is supporting families and those who may not have access to the assistance they need during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cody Hollist

28 Apr 2020    By Tiffany Lee - Research and Economic Development

Fulbright project seeks answers to Brazil’s suicide epidemic

Cody Hollist, associate professor in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, will use a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to research the factors that have caused the rise in suicide rate for young people in Brazil.

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24 Apr 2020    By Annie Albin | University Communication

Leow aligns therapists to offer free mental health supports

In adjusting to the new normal of a world impacted by COVID-19, many Nebraskans are in need of resources to help cope with stress. Yet, while mental health help is needed, cost barriers and stigmas keep many from reaching out for assistance

Husker Cassandra Leow, a doctoral candidate studying global family health and wellbeing, wants to change that.

Using her connections to mental health practitioners, Leow organized a group of more than 40 therapists to offer free mental health support for anyone who may be struggling.

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Taylor Brumbaugh reads a storybook to Hailey

20 Apr 2020    By Haley Apel

Support for parents in the form of a student-driven blog

Instead of completing in-person service learning hours, students in CYAF 382 Working with Parents are posting activity ideas and educational resources to a newly created blog.

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Love Library in the Spring

09 Apr 2020    By Haley Apel

CEHS instructors get creative to deliver remote teaching

A snapshot of just a few of the unique ways that instructors across the college have responded to the shift to remote teaching and learning.

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