Keting Chen

19 Oct 2020    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Study explores ways to bolster early childhood numeracy skills

Dissertation project explores how home and childcare environments are associated with preschoolers’ numeracy skills — the ability to understand and work with numbers — and how parents and teachers can ensure those skills are where they need to be once the children enter school.

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19 Oct 2020    By Deann Gayman | University Communication

For Guerrero, ‘learning never ends,’ and university provides ample opportunity

As an administrative associate, Catia Guerrero is akin to a stage manager — pointing people in the right direction, filling gaps and putting everything in its place.

“I’m behind the scenes, making sure our department is running smoothly,” Guerrero said.

Guerrero recently celebrated five years of smooth waters with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, and she is among nearly 1,000 university employees being recognized Oct. 19 during the Celebration of Service.

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Yazidi woman

05 Oct 2020    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Project’s photos give voice to refugee population

A recent Nebraska research project is exploring ways to help develop low-cost, scalable methods to improve refugees’ psychosocial well-being.

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02 Oct 2020    By Haley Apel | Education and Human Sciences

Outdoor learning a staple at Ruth Staples Child Development Lab

Spending time outdoors has become a widely adopted strategy for child care centers and schools to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus among preschoolers and elementary age students. For the Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, outdoor learning is not a new approach.

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Dedrick Mills

28 Sep 2020    By Dedrick Mills - Child, Youth and Family Studies

Mills discovers healing mentality at Nebraska

In the latest feature in the Huskers' "N" Our Voice series, Dedrick Mills, a senior child, youth and family studies major, shares a personal story with the community.

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14 Sep 2020    By Joe John | CYAF

Family Financial Planning master's program rated #1

The CYAF Family Financial Planning master’s program was rated #1 in the country by Top Accounting Degrees for the second time in three years. 

Top Accounting Degrees cited the program’s completely online delivery method, established faculty members and diverse course options as support for the ranking.

To view the list of rankings in full click here.

 

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19 Aug 2020    

Buffett Institute Awards Graduate Fellowships to Two UNL Doctoral Students

Keting Chen is researching preschool-age children’s numeracy; Erin Hamel is focusing on non-contact time for early childhood teachers

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute has awarded one-year grants to two University of Nebraska doctoral students through a pioneering fellowship program.

The two students are Keting Chen and Erin Hamel, both human sciences students in the Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska ̶ Lincoln.

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CYFS Neighborhood Research Image

29 Jul 2020    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Research reveals children’s early adversity, neighborhood have lasting impacts

Data from a recent Nebraska study find that early childhood experiences — particularly adverse events and activities, and neighborhood disadvantages — can generate long-term behavioral and social impacts.

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Helen H. Raikes

14 Jul 2020    By Joseph John | CYAF

Willa Cather Professor Helen Raikes announces retirement

At the end of the spring 2020 semester, Willa Cather Professor Helen H. Raikes announced her retirement from the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, after 15 years with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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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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