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Center for Applied Research in Human Development

The Center for Applied Research in Human Development (the Center) is a joint venture between the Department of Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS) and the Cooperative Extension Extension System.


The Center provides assistance to state and community-based agencies in the development, delivery, and evaluation of human service programs. This collaboration with state and community-based agencies is intended to facilitate the development of high quality program evaluations.


Moreover, the Center offers opportunities for graduate students to learn about the research and publication process under the mentorship and guidance of experts in the field of human development, family studies, and applied research.