Engaging our brightest students in research and outreach.
The HMRE project aims to promote the safety and well-being of youth and families across the risk continuum in the child welfare system through an interdisciplinary approach that integrates comprehensive services. UGA students are playing a critical role in this federal grant-funded interagency, interdisciplinary, research and outreach project.
The Couples and Relationship Enrichment (CARE) Lab in the Department of Human Development and Family Science is offering internship opportunities to undergraduate students who have an interested in the HMRE project. Prospective interns should be highly motivated, have a desire to be engaged with families, and have exceptional communication skills. Not sure if you are ready for an internship? Students can also register for a directed study experience. Volunteers are also welcome!
Masters in Social Work Internships
MSW interns will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of providers, receive training in all skill-based, evidenced-informed HMRE intervention curricula, and provide direct service with child welfare involved couples and families.
Service Learning Opportunities
We are working with faculty to engage students in their classes in providing support to the parents and children we are serving. For example:
- Students enrolled in HDFS 5130/7130: Therapeutic Benefits of Play (Dr. Diane Bales) are engaging the children of parents enrolled in our programs to provide quality child care while practicing and refining the therapeutic play activities they are developing for their course.
- Students enrolled in FHCE 4230: Family Tax Planning (Dr. Lance Palmer) are gaining hands-on application of what they learn in class and developing interpersonal skills by providing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to our enrolled parents.