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.



  • The Leadership Institute for Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence is conducting its fourth Leadership Academy in Santa Fe, NM on April 30- May 3, 2018. A total of 35 participants will be competitively selected for this unique leadership experience. Learn More
  • GUCCHD and SFS hosts symposium on the Status of Syrian Refugee Children
    On October 10, the GUCCHD hosted a symposium discussing the status of young children who have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in Syria.  Focusing on the most vulnerable, infants and toddlers with disabilities, mental health and behavioral challenges, an international panel of experts described the needs of the children, barriers in meeting the needs, and solutions. Learn More
  • Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (GUCEDD) and the UCEDDs at Georgia State University and the University of Southern California, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are pleased to announce the launch of the website for the Embedding Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence: A Guide for UCEDD Curricula and Training Activities Project.  It is a collaboration with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities to the host the Embedding Project website. 
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Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development is a designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.