Human Development and Family Studies Outreach and Engagement
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is committed to the land-grant mission of engagement. We showcase our community involvement through several centers and programs.
Early Childhood Center
As the laboratory school within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, the CSU Early Childhood Center serves a three-fold mission of teaching, research, and service.
- Provide hands-on learning opportunities for CSU students interested in careers working with children and families.
- Promote diverse opportunities for research related to children, families, and early childhood education.
- Provide high-quality, developmentally appropriate-programming for young children in partnership with families.
Prevention Research Center
The Prevention Research Center is founded in the growing discipline of Prevention Science and is designed to help coordinate prevention research activities within the College of Health and Human Sciences and to promote prevention research across the CSU campus. It also serves as a bridge between CSU faculty, community practitioners and organizations, and policy makers to help translate the most current scientific advances into practice.
Center for Family and Couple Therapy
The Center for Family and Couple Therapy provides high-quality therapy services to families, couples, individuals, adolescents, and children. Affiliated with CSU’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, the CFCT offers services to all members of the Larimer County community as well as to students, faculty, and staff on campus.
Child Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center
The Child Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center is dedicated to providing high quality, child-centered, and comprehensive assessments to children who have experienced multiple and complex traumas.
Campus Connections is a multidisciplinary service-learning course at CSU where undergraduate students serve as mentors to youth. Students from over 90 majors work one-on-one with youth ranging from 11-18 to tackle a broad range of challenges. Youth may be referred by family members or our community partners and work with mentors to establish goals for positive growth.
Columbine Health Systems Center for Health Aging
The Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging is a catalyst for interdisciplinary research and evidence-based outreach and education about healthy aging. As a community-engaged center, the center aims to be a premier local, regional, and nationally recognized resource for discovery and application of research on biological, cognitive, psychological, social, and behavioral factors that lead to healthy and successful aging.
The GrandCARES Project focuses on strengthening self-care and parenting skills in custodial grandparents, developing communication and leadership skills in grandchildren, and increasing the ability of service providers to meet grandfamilies’ needs.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is a grant-funded website that provides online resources for grandparents that are raising their grandchildren. The website help grandparents overcome barriers, answer their questions and enhance their relationship with their grandchildren.