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Human Development and Family Sciences

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The Human Development and Family Sciences department is grateful for the support of our donors. Gifts to our department support student success through academic and professional opportunities and preparing students for careers that improve and enhance the human condition.

Students and alumni from the HDFS department gain skills that allow them to promote the health and well-being of individuals, families, and relationships across the lifespan. Funds support ongoing events and activities that directly benefit HDFS students and faculty with education, research, and program outreach.

- Ann Mastergeorge, Ph.D. | Department Chairperson

Human Development and Family Sciences Texas Tech

The Human Development & Family Sciences department is promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and relationships across the lifespan through research, teaching, service, and community outreach and engagement. Graduates of the department become qualified to pursue a variety of careers in education, human services, health, advocacy, and business, and/or pursue graduate studies.

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The Human Development & Family Sciences department is committed to research that is focused on individuals, families, and their environments for the purpose of improving and enhancing the human condition. Our programs are designed to advance and prepare for future Human Development and Family Sciences faculty and feature world-class facilities and nationally renowned researchers.

Child Development Research Center (CDRC)

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The CDRC provides educational/developmental programs for approximately 80 families with children from birth through five years of age. HDFS students spend time observing children in the CDRC as part of their coursework and research during their academic career. Gifts to the CRDC can support operations, tuition assistance, and technology and supplies for research.

Center for Early Head Start (CEHS)

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CEHS provides continuous and comprehensive child development and family support services to approximately 100 Lubbock families with children from 0-3 years. CEHS offers year-round, full-day childcare, home visits to pregnant mothers and young families, hot nutritious meals, developmental and health screening, and parent education and support to qualifying families at no cost to them. A gift to the Center for Early Head Start provides support for the staff and students of the center, often being used to purchase toys, diapers, and snacks for the children at the center.

Center for Adolescent Resiliency (CAR)

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The CAR provides opportunities for youth in the Lubbock community through educational experiences in the United Future Leaders program and the Community Advocacy Project for students (CAPS) by training adults from the community to mentor youth transitioning from alternative education back to their home campuses. Gifts to the Center for Adolescent Resiliency provide educational supplies for United Future Leaders and training for the volunteers in the Community Advocacy Project for Students.

Research Institutes & Centers HDFS Texas Tech

There are various opportunities in the Human Development and Family Sciences department for you to help support our success. The Human Development and Family Sciences Fund for Excellence supports HDFS student scholarships, research, and other various needs of the department.

Human Development and Family Sciences Fund for Excellence

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With your gift, we can continue our tradition of excellence in human development and family sciences education and research. This fund supports student scholarships, research, and various needs of the department.