The Center for Healthy Families houses the training facility for the Couple and Family Therapy program in the Department of Family Science. Family therapy is provided to approximately 450 area families and couples annually. These services are provided in eight clinical therapy rooms with observation facilities attached for use by clinical supervisors.
Our research focuses on the emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing of transgender and gender non-conforming children and their families. Primarily using data from The TransKids Project, a longitudinal study examining such youngsters and their families, our current studies are examining the wellbeing of these children's mothers, and predictors of it.
Our lab is interested in the familial dynamics and wellbeing of interracial families. Our most recent data set considered various factors relating to trans-racially adopted children and their wellbeing.
The Maryland Maternal and Child Health Research Collaborative was established in the spirit of the University of Maryland: MPower the State agreement between the campuses in College Park and Baltimore. The purpose of the Maryland MCH Research Collaborative is to promote and foster the development of Maternal and Child Health cross-campus research collaboration.
The Men, Fathering, and Inequality Research Group (MFI) is a collaborative group of faculty and students whose research and practice interests focus on the experiences of low-income men in families. For over a decade at the University of Maryland, College Park, we have examined the life course of men on the margins of families and the work force, as they transition into adulthood and fatherhoo...
The Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Health (SOGI Health) Lab is affiliated with the Department of Family Science and the University of Maryland Prevention Research Center. The research group convenes faculty, students, and community partners in an effort to better understand and support the positive development and health of LGBTQ young people.
The Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Research Group conducts research that focuses on teen pregnancy prevention, and interventions to support the health and well-being of teen parent families.