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About the Center

The CSC supports 5 interdisciplinary research initiatives, 50 major externally-funded research projects, 1 federally-funded graduate training program, and a professional training institute, creating a unique and vibrant interdisciplinary community committed to the shared mission of harnessing the power of developmental science to improve children’s lives. The CSC also works in tandem with the Penn State Psychological Clinic to support professional development and promote the accessibility of empirically-supported best practices in the promotion of child and adolescent development, well-being and mental health intervention. Collaborative community-university partnerships facilitate connections across the state, in particular Parents and Children Together (PACT), a community-university partnership in the Harrisburg area. The CSC also has community-university partnerships in the York area as well.

Message from the Director

Karen L. Bierman, Evan Pugh University Professor, Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies, Director of the Child Study Center

Mission Statement

Our vision, mission and goals of fostering collaboration, innovation, education and action.

Friends of the CSC

Alumni, donors and friends who support the CSC.