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National Research InstituteSM

We conduct applied research focused on understanding the nature of problems children and families face in today's world and identifying the most effective ways to help them.


National Research InstituteSM

We conduct applied research focused on understanding the nature of problems children and families face in today's world and identifying the most effective ways to help them.

Boys Town National Research Institute for Child and Family StudiesSM

The applied research conducted by the National Research InstituteSM focuses on:

  • the development and evaluation of interventions for at-risk youth and their families
  • understanding youth and family risk and protective factors related to child maltreatment and juvenile offending
  • examining the behavioral-emotional, mental health, and educational problems of youth

The NRI is dedicated to:

  • employing experienced and knowledgeable research scientists and analysts
  • contributing to scientific literature on topics related to child and family interventions, as well as keeping people working in the field informed of our work
  • collaborating with experts in the social science fields

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