Community and Clinical Services

The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) provides interdisciplinary services to support children, youth, adults, and their families, including those with disabilities. Our goal is to improve their quality of life within the Washington DC metropolitan area and in communities across the world.

Our Center has a commitment to partnering with community-based organizations to provide services and support in the communities where individuals live, work, and play. An emphasis is placed on support that is responsive to individual needs, culture, and language. Domestically, we offer support to services both within the Georgetown/MedStar medical center and in the DC community. Globally, we work with local non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations to offer services and support.

Our Center faculty provides clinical and community services to support individuals who experience a range of physical, intellectual, and behavioral challenges across the lifespan.

The Center’s ongoing workforce development, technical assistance, and research/evaluation efforts are all informed by our experience delivering services to vulnerable children and families locally and globally.

For more information about our capacity to design and deliver community and clinical services contact us at: gucchd@georgetown.edu

Selected Activities

Developmental Disabilities
Early Childhood
Gender and Health
  • The Institute for Reproductive Health, a Gender and Health Strand center, has been contracted by UNICEF-Senegal to develop and test a methodological guide aimed at assisting field-based stakeholders facilitate a participatory dialogue around female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) to increase community awareness and prevent the practice.
Behavioral Health
  • Center for Innovation in School-Based Mental Health. The Center for Innovation in School-Based Mental Health, located in the Department of Psychiatry at Georgetown University, is currently developing innovative programming to bring high-quality mental health prevention and treatment services to schools serving low-income urban children and youth.
  • H.O.Y.A. clinic in the Department of  Psychiatry
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development is a designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.