Center for Children, Families and Communities

Recruiting Families for our PATCH Program

Is your child’s behavior hard to manage? Are meal times a struggle? Do you have trouble dealing with your child’s use of tablets, videogames, phones or TV? The PATCH Program may be for you. We are currently recruiting families. Please review the PATCH Program flyer for more information.

Book Release

Dr. Niec’s new book is available for review here: Handbook on Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Innovations and Applications for Research and Practice.

Research Participation Guidelines

New guidelines for participating in research at the CCFC. Families must read this document prior to coming to campus.


The goal of the CCFC is to improve the wellbeing of children and families, with a special focus on reducing health disparities.  The CCFC accomplishes this goal primarily through three types of activities: 

  • Innovative research supported by external funding
  • Out-of-classroom education for graduate and undergraduate students
  • State-of-the-science mental health interventions for Michigan families

These activities target priority areas identified by communities and community organizations that work in partnership with the CCFC.

CCFC Brochure


Please contact the CCFC for a current summary of program fees.

ADA Policy

CMU provides individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to participate in educational programs, activities, and services. Individuals or families requiring accommodations should  contact the CFCC.

To make a Donation

You are welcome to give by check or online. Please direct your gift to the Center for Children, Families and Communities in the "Additional Comments" portion of the form. Your contribution may be eligible to receive charitable tax treatment on your federal tax return. Thank you for your consideration of a gift to support the Center for Children, Families and Communities at Central Michigan University!