The UNL Center on Children, Families, and the Law provides case management training to child protection and safety workers employed by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services. CCFL also provides a diverse array of technical assistance and consultation activities to human service agencies with the goal of achieving positive outcomes for children and families.
The CCFL faculty and staff have provided training to newly hired child welfare and juvenile services employees for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services since the late 1980s. Over the intervening years, training-related services have expanded and evolved to include: job analysis; training needs assessment; curriculum development; delivery of pre-service, specialized, and in-service training; field-learning supervision; training evaluation; and assessment of worker performance. More…
The mission of the Center on Children, Families and the Law (CCFL) is to enhance the well-being of children, youth, and families through research, policy analysis, education and community service. The Center's faculty and staff bring a unique and comprehensive array of educational backgrounds and skills to bear on issues related to the well-being of children, youth, families, and the agencies that serve them. Technical assistance and capacity-building activities for human service agencies are available in eight interrelated areas of expertise.More…
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.
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).