Nebraska CAFE Resources

Resources and Family Videos


Engaging Families on Wellness and Habits for Success

Video Recording of the Sep 19th Nebraska CAFE

Video Recording

Sep 19, 2023

A discussion with content area experts about how to start the school year with wellness and habits for success.


  • Deb Anderson – District Mental Health Liaison, Papillion-La Vista
  • Julie Alcorn – Former Sandhills Region School Counselor
  • Susan Martinez – Counselor & Social Worker, Scottsbluff
  • Amber Hartsock – NDE School Mental Health Specialist

School and Community Groups at Work
November 1, 2022
You can be part of building a successful community group at your school.  Hear from parents and afterschool organizers about the challenges they needed to overcome in order to create a school and community group that works.

Educator and Caregiver Shortages that affect our Children
September 6, 2022

The national shortage in educators and caregivers is affecting Nebraska as well.  What has been done and what can we do?”
View the recording from the Sept 6th NE CAFE.

Advocate & NavigateAdvocate & Navigate – Finding resources for children with special needs-parents and professionals share their stories in a panel discussion.
May 4, 2022
Panel presenters:

  • Shannon Gibson, PreK/Elementary School Counselor Omaha Nation School, Macy, NE.
  • Kathy Moldenhauer, Assistant Principal Roper Elementary School, Lincoln, NE.
  • Krista Meyer, Parent
  • Todd Schmeeckle, Parent

How to get Your School to Listen to YouHow to get Your School to Listen to You: Bullying Prevention (pptx)
Cesar Torres, NDE School Safety
January 13, 2022

Collaborating to Support Student Emotional and Behavioral Wellbeing 10-6-2021
PowerPoint presentation
English video
Spanish video

We are excited to invite you to an important discussion in how families can collaborate with schools to support their students emotional and behavioral wellbeing.  We will discuss practices families can model and engage in with their students at home to help build their student’s ability to cope with current stressors. Most importantly, we will give an overview of mental health resources within Nebraska so that families can seek emotional and mental wellbeing to support for their student when needed.

Discussion leaders include:
Cesar Torres, Doctoral Student Specializing in School Psychology and Bullying, UNL Bullying Intern, NDE
Mariella Resendiz Alvarado, State Coordinator of Full-Service Community Schools, NDE

Parent Voices 2-24-21

    1. If you could share a message to other parents what would it be?
    2. What have your children done that you are proud of?

Elliott Elementary, Lincoln, NE Parent Share

Prescott Elementary, Lincoln, NE Parent Share

November 12, 2020- Technology Resources Shared by Dorann Avey, NDE

Resources for Using and Learning Canvas for Nebraska Educators and Families:

Or access on Facebook here:

Here is a link to videos for parents on commonly used digital applications:

Educational Service Units have created this site for teachers who are needing help with remote learning:

Updated September 28, 2023 5:37pm