Postdoctoral fellows in our Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) Program work on Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) and Boys Town-supported programs related to the education, development, and well-being of children and youth with EBD. Fellows are assigned to projects focused on academics functioning and instruction, transition/aftercare, parent-to-parent family support, health literacy, implementation and fidelity research, and family-based interventions.
The goal of the postdoctoral program is to prepare individuals with the research skills to assume leadership positions in the education, development, and well-being of children and youth with EBD. To this end, the experience leads fellows to:
- Possess well-defined statistical and methodological skills necessary to conduct meaningful large-scale research projects (e.g., randomized trials, longitudinal studies).
- Be knowledgeable and competent to develop, implement, and evaluate intervention programs and services for children and youth with EBD.
- Possess skills to submit competitive grant applications.
- Be experienced in writing for publication and presenting at professional conferences.