Yet again, the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development is heartbroken and enraged about the alarming rise of hate and violence in our country directed toward people of color. During the past week in Atlanta, this violence was directed against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and resulted in the murders of Delaina Ashley, Yaun Gonzalez, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Soon Chung Park, Yong Ae Yue, and Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz. We mourn with their families, friends, communities, and allies.

Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) is deeply saddened and distraught by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and all other lives lost due to state-sanctioned violence. We condemn anti-Black racism and all racially-based violence. We recognize that violence of this kind emerges from and is supported by systemic racism. Systems of oppression occur at multiple levels, are often unnoticed, and are implicitly condoned by those who support white supremacy.

It is the responsibility of those of us with personal and institutional power and privilege to make an intentional and lifetime commitment to promoting racial equity. GUCCHD is committed to serving marginalized communities in D.C., nationally, and internationally, with explicit focus on early childhood, behavioral health, reproductive health, individuals with disabilities, cultural competence, and gender. At this moment, we as a community are engaging in self-reflection as an organization both internally and programmatically. Our pledge is to be more intentional about tackling racism, racial injustice, and conducting our work with a racial equity lens.

GUCCHD Statement: (Black background, text centered, text in white)White silence = COMPLIANCE (new line, text in yellow) Black Lives Matter (new line, text in white) Racism is SYSTEMIC (new line, text in white) Racism is a (text in yellow) public health crisis (New line, align right GUCCHD Logo)

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We, at The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD), strive to foster a stronger society by promoting the wellbeing of ALL children, adults and families and creating more inclusive communities. We work together to:

  • Advance collective solutions.
  • Bridge the campus to the community.
  • Build strong and diverse partnerships.
  • Broadly share our extensive expertise with empathy and dedication.
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Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)
Faculty from the GUCCHD has been awarded a 5-year grant, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND). LEND, funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration is a premier training program that began in the 1960s. There are currently 56 LEND programs in 44 states.

Tawara Goode and Phyllis Magrab side by side

Interview series, Building Equitable and Inclusive Societies. This week's episode features Tawara Goode!

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Five Decades Focused on Giving a 'Voice' to Children - Locally to Globally
GUMC honored Phyllis Magrab, PhD, an endowed professor of pediatrics and director of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, with the Lifetime Contribution Award at the Eleventh Annual GUMC Convocation.
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Georgetown University Certificate in Early Intervention
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  • Tawara GoodeNew episode of Georgetown Now!
    The Georgetown UCEDD Director Tawara Goode was interviewed by Georgetown University President, John J. DeGioia. Watch Now!
  • Phyllis MagrabWe are pleased to announce our brand new interview series: Building Equitable and Inclusive Societies.Learn More
  • Head Start logo Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) in partnership with the Education Development Center (EDC) has been selected by the Office of Head Start (OHS) to lead the new National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety (the Center).
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  • Georgetown University Certificate in Early Intervention Newly Funded PCORI project for IDD-MH
    The Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence received funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for two new projects focused on young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with mental health needs (IDD-MH).
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  • CoE-logoAnnouncing New Program: Georgetown University Parenting Support Program (PSP)Learn More
  • CoE-logoWe are pleased to announce the launch of the Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (CoE for IECMHC), a center run by Georgetown University's Center for Child & Human Development and funded by SAMHSA. Learn More


  • Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Needs Assessment Learn More
  • Uncovering the Role of Racism in DC Reproductive Health Inequities
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  • GEORGE: Preparing Future Early Interventionists in the Natural Environment
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  • DC Home Visiting On-Line Modules
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  • Disparities in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services and Supports: Why should we focus on disparities in intellectual and developmental disabilities services and supports? | En Español
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  • What's Working? A Study of the Intersection of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Networks and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
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    - Summary of Key Findings
    - Brochure
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  • Supporting Young Children’s Social Emotional Development in DC Child Care Centers Learn More
  • Workforce Retention from the Home Visitor Perspective Learn More
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