Welcome to the ACFW

The Academy for Child and Family Well Being (ACFW) is a unique partnership between the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders and Boys Town. Our mission is to improve the lives of youth with emotional and behavioral challenges by researching, developing, and supporting evidence-based practices. We work throughout the continuum of care for youth, including school-based programs, family-support interventions, out-of-home services for youth, and youth transitioning from residential care back to their communities. ACFW is engaged in implementing research into real-world practices to help youth and families in Nebraska and throughout the nation.