Working With Students

Our CCFL research assistants.

Each year, CCFL serves as a research training site for a number of graduate and undergraduate students representing many UN-Lincoln and UN-Omaha schools, departments, and programs. Many of CCFL's projects include graduate research assistantships. Graduate students assist with research activities, service activities, and many of the publications that CCFL produces. Students often work with the faculty to publish their research or present it at conferences. Students have completed Master's projects and Ph.D. dissertations at CCFL.

Undergraduate students also assist in many of the research activities at CCFL. They typically obtain research credit hours for their work, but there are also occasional funded projects. Students have completed their Honors Thesis and have published their findings or presented them at conferences. Many of the undergraduates at CCFL have gone on to competitive graduate school programs around the nation.

Our mission

Is to conduct research, analyze policy, and provide education and community service. The purpose of CCFL's activities is to enhance the well-being of children, youth, and families.

Kid on grandpas shoulders

Children are extraordinarily precious members of society, they are exquisitely alert, sensitive, and conscious of their surroundings; and they are extraordinarily vulnerable to maltreatment or emotional abuse by adults who refuse to give them the profound respect and affection to which they are unconditionally entitled.
- Wisdom of the Elders, quoted in Kids Are Worth It, by Barbara Coloroso, ch. 1 (1994).