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Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network (CYFERnet)

Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network

CYFERnet is funded as a joint project of the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Cooperative Extension System. CYFERnet is a large website that is similar to a search engine with one big exception: every resource you find on CYFERnet has first been peer-reviewed by editorial boards to ensure quality and research/evidence base. Kentucky serves as lead for the Program component of this grant. Resources include curriculum, website links, research summaries, program overviews, promising practices, workbooks, manuals, abstracts, fact sheets, webinars, evaluation tools, news briefs, hot topics resource pages and more. Editorial boards consist of a national network of Land Grant university faculty, state and county Extension educators, and numerous collaborators working to support community-based educational programs for children, youth, parents, families and communities. CYFERnet provides program, evaluation and technology assistance and resources for children, youth and family community-based programs. CYFERnet can be used by anyone who needs comprehensive children, youth, or family information, including but not limited to: educators, researchers, parents, youth agency staff, community members, human services and health care providers, students, policy makers, youth, media, etc. In 2012, there were more than 1 million searches/browses to CYFERnet. A total of 1,852 resources were peer reviewed and 1,590 accepted and posted for an acceptance rate of 86%. Currently, there are over 8,900 resources addressing the needs of vulnerable populations listed on CYFERnet. To learn more about CYFERnet and how to share your own resources nationally through the CYFERnet website, go to

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