The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) was established over 50 years ago to improve the quality of life for all children and youth and their families, especially those with special health care needs, behavioral health challenges or disabilities (including adults with disabilities).

Founded with an emphasis on bringing the social justice values of Georgetown University to life, our Center has built a strong training and research program that impacts thousands of lives across the world. From our inception, we have embraced an interdisciplinary approach to the work, whether creating clinical teams, collectively solving service delivery issues, or developing effective policies and practices. Locally, nationally and globally, we bring to bear our unique capacities on critical social issues of our time such as poverty, health and mental health inequities, and homelessness. A variety of federal, state, local, and private resources support our work.

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