Collaborative Capacity Building in Rural Nebraska Schools via Technology

Special Project, 2016


Summary

There are long-standing barriers to services in rural communities including insufficient mental health services, cultural differences and stigma that make access to treatment options for mental and behavioral issues a challenge for students in rural areas. This project will develop and evaluate highly accessible, effective and sustainable solutions for rural schools and families to increase access to mental health supports, address rural students’ mental and behavioral health challenges and bolster academic success. Read the latest >

Contributors

Amanda Witte (PI; RFI Fellow), Project Manager, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Susan M. Sheridan (Co-PI), George Holmes University Professor of Educational Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology; Director, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) & National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed), University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Partners

Timothy Nelson, Assistant Professor & Associate Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Paul Springer, Associate Professor, Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Richard Bischoff, Professor and Chair, Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Istiaque Ali, Database Developer and Analyst, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Tanya Ihlo, Research Assistant Professor, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools; Department of Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Rural schools & educators
Nebraska Department of Education

Contact: Amanda Witte, awitte2@unl.edu