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03 Aug 2022    

Holly Hatton-Bowers receives Emerging Leadership Award

Holly Hatton-Bowers, assistant professor and early chilhood extension specialist in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was selected as a recipient of ZERO TO THREE’s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Emerging Leadership Award in Research.

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26 Jul 2022    

UpStarts extension program aims to support entrepreneurship and social connectedness among youth in rural communities

Through UpStarts: From Classroom to Boardroom high school students to work in teams to generate solutions for real issues that local business owners, organizations, and communities are facing.

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06 Apr 2022    

Virtual study abroad course exposes students to Brazilian culture

CYAF 442a/882a Exploration of Race, Culture, Families Communities and Schools in Vibrant Brazil will be offered during the second summer five-week session in 2022

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04 Apr 2022    

Marielena Moreno honored with Student Luminary award

Marielena Moreno, a junior child, youth and family studies and sociology major from Lincoln, was honored as a Student Luminary during an April 1 reception.

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30 Mar 2022    

UNL Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies wins system-wide teaching award

University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter has announced that the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the recipient of the 2022 University-wide Departmental Teaching Award.

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17 Mar 2022    

Christine Corr Kiewra receives 2022 Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence

The College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has named Christine Corr Kiewra, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, the recipient of the 2022 Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence.

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03 Mar 2022    

CYAF Alum Serves Refugees in Lincoln

Pimpicha (Pim) Tubsuwan graduated in December 2020 with her master’s degree in Child, Youth and Family Studies with a specialization in Human and Family Services Administration. Now, she serves as Refugee Resettlement Director at Catholic Social Services in Lincoln, Nebraska.



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28 Jan 2022    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Tools, resources enable Nebraska Extension personnel to Reach Out for Wellness

Nebraska researchers have developed a toolkit of resources to help Extension professionals cope with the challenges of their work — and seek support — through better understanding of their own well-being.

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18 Jan 2022    

Dr. Patty Kuo Featured in WalletHub Article

CYAF assistant professor, Dr. Patty Kuo was recently featured in WalletHub’s article titled 2022’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family, which compared the 50 states across 51 key indicators of family-friendliness. Kuo’s research is aimed at understanding the development and maintenance of healthy relationships in families with young children.



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16 Nov 2021    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Study examines bonds between babies, parents

Patty Kuo, assistant professor of child, youth and family studies, is leading a pilot project to explore how attachment security to mothers and fathers develops in a baby’s first 18 months — and how those attachment configurations predict outcomes in the child’s first three years.

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