The diverse activities of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) bridge the gap between science, policy and practice to further the lives of vulnerable, diverse populations.

Community and Clinical Services

Our faculty and staff lead or participate in evidence-based community and clinical service in collaboration with Georgetown’s Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and community sites (schools, homes, clinics) within the District of Columbia.

Research and Evaluation

Our applied research and program evaluation efforts are geared to answer questions that inform best practice and lead to science-based innovation and change.

Technical Assistance

As part of our effort to turn knowledge into practice, we provide individualized technical assistance to organizations, communities, and government entities to promote understanding and care for individuals in need that transform the policy and practice landscape and further collective impact.

Workforce Development

We also focus on the critical need to build a workforce in human services through teaching and workforce development with students from undergraduate through professional levels.



  • We 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. 
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Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development is a designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.