Students and faculty in Human Development and Family Studies thrive in a collaborative climate and culture that infuses the educational environment with applied research, experiential learning and intervention services. Our teaching and research demonstrate a commitment to prevention and intervention with individuals and families throughout the lifespan. The learning process is characterized by a focus on the relationships among theory, research and practice, preparing quality graduates for professional and academic pursuits, as well as community leadership.
The educational, research and intervention components of our vision all come together within The Center for Child and Family Well-being. Structured to enhance student learning and stimulate current and future research, the Center is also a community resource delivering a variety of programs all intent on improving the quality of life for individuals and families across the lifespan.