Holly Hatton-Bowers received her doctorate from the University of California, Davis in human development with a focus on caregiver well-being, early childhood development and early mental health. She completed the University of Massachusetts/Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate Program in 2007.
As an Assistant Professor and Early Childhood Extension Specialist in the Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies (CYAF) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), my scholarship activities focus on identifying and implementing effective ways to promote the well-being of early childhood educators, families and young children. The key areas of my work focus on: (1) developing the reflective capacities of caregivers to increase their potential for learning, (2) identifying effective contemplative strategies to support the well-being of caregivers and children, and (3) enhancing social-emotional learning in early care and education. The primary ways I achieve these scholarly activities is by enhancing the knowledge, behaviors, systems and environments for young children, their families and early childhood teachers in Nebraska and beyond.
Ph D, University of California Davis, 2012
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Honorable Mention best JSWE Mixed Methods Article, Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE) Editorial Advisory Board, Council on Social Work Education, 2016
University of Nebraska Innovative Extension New Employee Award. , Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association., 2017
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