Make a difference in the lives of children, youth and families

Welcome to the school of social and family dynamics

At the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, our faculty and programs focus on the most important challenges of the 21st century – namely, the well-being of children, youth, families, and their communities across the lifespan. We build on our rich heritage and focus our diverse resources on cutting-edge research, interdisciplinary collaboration, innovative action, and translation of this to have impact. This presents many interesting, new and exciting opportunities and challenges for our faculty, staff, and students.


Discover how The Sanford School can provide you the skills needed in making a difference in people's lives.

Excellent advising

Our goal is your success. Advisors in The Sanford School are here to help you identify the right degree program for you and stay on track for graduation. We will work with you so that you will get the most out of your ASU experience. Schedule an appointment or drop in.

World-class research

We are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and social institutions through innovative transdisciplinary research, instructional excellence, and active community involvement. At the T. Denny School of Social and Family Dynamics, research opportunities are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. Gain experience, from professional connections, and work with faculty mentors on work you believe in.

Community engagement and service

The Sanford School is committed to community engagement and service. This is accomplished in many ways through projects and activities focused on issues that are relevant to the well-being of children, youth, and families. Some examples are our Social Impact Initiative which provides opportunities for students to become involved in important social issues, and the Child Development Lab, a community-based program that provides full day early care and education program for children ages two through five.

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