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Sheridan, Susan M.; DiLillo, David; Hansen, David J.; DeKraai, Mark; Koenig-Kellas, Jody; Swearer, Susan M.; Lorey A. Wheeler – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2016
According to the National Institutes of Health, "Translational research includes …the process of applying discoveries generated during research in the laboratory, and in preclinical studies, to the development of trials and studies in humans… [and] research aimed at enhancing the adoption of best practices in the community. Following this…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Science Research, Behavioral Science Research, Educational Research
Jayaraman, Gayatri; Knoche, Lisa; Marvin, Christine; Bainter, Sue – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2014
The Nebraska Early Childhood Coach (ECC) training was a 3 day (8 hours) professional development event sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Child Development in 2009-2010. Sixty-five early childhood teachers and related service providers participated for the purpose of learning the basic principles and behaviors associated…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Coaching (Performance), Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
Jayaraman, Gayatri; Knoche, Lisa; Marvin, Christine; Bainter, Sue – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2014
The Nebraska Early Childhood Coach (ECC) training was a 3 day (8 hours) professional development event sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Child Development in 2009-2010. Sixty-five early childhood teachers and related service providers participated for the purpose of learning the basic principles and behaviors associated…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Coaching (Performance)
Clarke, Brandy L.; Knoche, Lisa L.; Abbott, Mary I.; Sheridan, Susan M.; Carta, Judith J.; Sjuts, Tara S. – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2014
The primary objective of this development study was to develop and pilot a three-tiered prevention model (universal, targeted, individualized) in early education for children at risk of reading difficulties. The aims of this study were to: (1) Define and develop a Pre-3T model to address the early literacy and language needs of young children in…
Descriptors: Prevention, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, At Risk Students
Sheridan, Susan M.; Holmes, Shannon R.; Coutts, Michael J.; Smith, Tyler E.; Kunz, Gina M.; Witte, Amanda L. – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2013
Children who exhibit disruptive behavior often do so across multiple settings (e.g., home and school) and are vulnerable to many negative outcomes, including low achievement scores and academic grades, high school dropout, and increased school suspensions. Family-school partnership interventions, which are grounded in ecological theory, are highly…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Behavior Modification, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Behavior Problems
Kim, Elizabeth Moorman; Minke, Kathleen M.; Sheridan, Susan M.; Koziol, Natalie; Ryoo, Ji Hoon; Rispoli, Kristin M. – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2012
Meaningful interactions between families and schools benefit multiple facets of children's functioning including their academic, social, and behavioral adjustment. Positive relationships between parents and teachers predict children's enhanced social-emotional functioning and academic adjustment across time. Studies of parent-teacher relationships…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Family School Relationship, Behavior Problems
Sjuts, Tara M.; Clarke, Brandy L.; Sheridan, Susan M.; Rispoli, Kristin M.; Ransom, Kelly A. – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2012
Given the compounding nature of early reading problems, early intervention is critical for preschoolers at risk for reading difficulties. When parents are meaningfully engaged in children's learning, significant gains in social-emotional, behavioral, language, and cognitive skills result. As defined in this paper, parent engagement entails…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Response to Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Emergent Literacy
Sheridan, Susan M.; Kim, Elizabeth Moorman; Coutts, Michael J.; Sjuts, Tara M.; Holmes, Shannon R.; Ransom, Kelly A.; Garbacz, S. Andrew – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2012
Interactions and experiences within home and school systems, uniquely and together, form the foundation for developmental trajectories throughout students' educational careers. As a lifelong resource, families represent the first essential system and source of support for the learning and development of children and adolescents. When parents are…
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Research, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
Kim, Elizabeth Moorman; Coutts, Michael J.; Holmes, Shannon R.; Sheridan, Susan M.; Ransom, Kelly A.; Sjuts, Tara M.; Rispoli, Kristin M. – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2012
Research examining the role families play in children's education has investigated a variety of activities or methods through which parents participate in learning. These programs are typically characterized as "parent involvement models," which are defined as the participation of significant caregivers (including parents, grandparents,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Intervention, Educational Research
Coutts, Michael J.; Sheridan, Susan M.; Kwon, Kyongboon; Semke, Carrie A. – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2012
Behavioral problems in childhood are associated with academic difficulties including in-school suspensions, high school dropout, and low academic grades and achievement scores. Students with disruptive behavior problems demonstrate higher rates of social risk factors than their nondisruptive peers, including school maladjustment, antisocial…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Intervention, Behavior Problems, Parent Participation
Kim, Elizabeth Moorman; Sheridan, Susan M.; Kwon, Kyongboon; Woods, Kathryn E.; Semke, Carrie A.; Sjuts, Tara M. – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2012
Child behavior problems are a concern for parents and teachers alike and are associated with later academic and behavioral difficulties. Parents' participation in their children's schooling has been shown to help reduce problem behaviors over time. Research indicates that parents are more likely to participate in their children's schooling when…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Problem Solving, Parent Role
Sheridan, Susan M.; Holmes, Shannon R.; Coutts, Michael J.; Smith, Tyler E. – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2012
Families in rural communities are often poorly connected to schools due to challenges associated with geographic isolation, poverty, inexperienced staff, inadequate resources, scheduling challenges, and low parental education. This creates problems with the access, availability, and acceptability of services. Teachers in rural schools often have…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Rural Education, Consultation Programs, Rural Schools
Clarke, Brandy L.; Sheridan, Susan M.; Kim, Elizabeth M.; Kupzyk, Kevin A.; Knoche, Lisa L.; Ransom, Kelly A.; Sjuts, Tara M. – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2012
Children in poverty are at greater risk of academic failure due to impoverished living conditions and a lack of parental nurturance. Mothers' engagement in children's learning can be undermined by maternal depression, placing children at risk for cognitive and motor delays. With intervention, parents experiencing poverty and depression can…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, School Readiness, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship
Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2012
The primary mission of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) is to advance the conduct of high-quality interdisciplinary research to promote the intellectual, behavioral and social-emotional development and functioning of individuals across educational, familial and community contexts. Central to this is…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Educational Change, Social Development, Science Instruction
Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2011
The goal of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) is to the conduct of high-quality interdisciplinary research to promote the intellectual, behavioral and social-emotional development and functioning of individuals across educational, familial and community contexts. The Center creates the context for…
Descriptors: Children, Child Development, Educational Research, Hispanic American Students
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