Projects & Outreach: Community Change and Response to Social Problems

Research studying Johnson County, Nebraska communities and the changes in levels, attitudes, and responses to social problems occurring in conjunction with economic and demographic changes taking place in the community.

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.

Mother and her daughter

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).