Our research is focused on the human lifespan, family systems, and child and adolescent development. We study the diversity of experiences as well as approaches to prevention and intervention.
Faculty in HDFS study maternal and child health and parent –child relationships. Our research examines social, cognitive and emotional development and school readiness.
Our research informs prevention and intervention programs and examines risk, resilience and self-regulation.
We research factors contributing to enriching and encouraging positive couple relationships.
Faculty in HDFS examine the bio-psychosocial aspects of aging. Our investigators examine intergenerational relationships of families in the US, Cambodia and other regions of Asia and Southeast Asia as well as culturally responsive therapeutic interventions and outcomes.
Jay Mancini, the Haltiwanger Distinguished Professor at UGA, and his students are conducting research that seeks solutions to the challenges that families face.
Siobian Minish recognized as teacher of the year by Lokoff Foundation
Discovering Money Solutions to assist parents who have completed relationship education program
Strong African American Families Program shown to erase effects of poverty on brain development
Research opportunities for undergraduates abound at FACS
Darius Phelps, lead infant teacher in the Child Development Lab, named Caregiver of the Year