Child and Youth Development
​​As the name implies, Child and Youth Development focuses on research that fosters positive development for all children and youth, beginning in the earliest years of life. With structure and support, children and youth can successfully attain relevant and appropriate developmental milestones. Our focus is on testing interventions that enhance opportunities for young people to succeed in life, to become contributors to the social economy and to develop into positive role models for the next generation. Our research projects focus on Child Well-Being​​ and Youth Development.​

Lead Faculty Directors


Patricia Kohl


​Sean Joe