Family Research Center

About the Family Research Center

The UNCG Family Research Center was founded to contribute to the understanding of positive family relationships and the role of families in children's development. Initially supported by a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation in 1977, the Family Research Center is now an integral part of the Department of Human Development & Family Studies in the School of Health and Human Sciences at UNCG.

The goals of the Family Research Center are to foster collaborative research on families at UNCG and to create a supportive atmosphere for interdisciplinary programs of research on families. We also work to communicate the results of our research to the wider community to enhance families' lives and inform the decisions of policy makers.

In addition to faculty from HDFS, faculty from Psychology and the Center for Youth, Families, and Community Partnerships participate as affiliates of the Family Research Center.

The Family Research Center is housed in its own building. It provides space for observational research with families, meeting space, computer facilities, and administrative support for collaborative research proposals and projects.