Our award-winning faculty members and students are actively engaged in several, cutting-edge research centers, labs, and initiatives. These provide exciting opportunities for growth in learning, side-by-side research with faculty members, and hands-on opportunities to enrich the lives of children, youth, and families.
The CCFS is an interdisciplinary research center focused on producing pioneering research on the structures and processes that impact daily life for children and families in a rapidly evolving world.
Initiatives and Labs
The Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of Hope (The Hope Center) was founded in partnership with Kids at Hope (KAH) to support research, instruction, and clinical practice between the Hope Center and a wide-sector of community-based organizations.
The Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative (DISI) is a signature initiative of the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics. The DISI is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of all children, youth, families and their communities in a diverse world.
The Arizona Youth Identity Project (AZYIP) examines how U.S.-born young adults in Arizona perceive their identity and status as Americans. Using mixed qualitative methods, AZYIP focuses on who, how, where and why U.S.-born young adults of diverse backgrounds reimagine, reclaim, rearticulate, and reconstitute national belonging.
The ECLiPSE lab conducts high-quality research studies that provide insight into child, social, and cultural factors that shape children's and adolescents' social, school, and psychological adjustment in diverse populations and to prepare undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars from diverse backgrounds and perspectives for success in social science research careers.
Officially known as Integrated Technology Tools for Optimizing Instruction and Assessment Results for Students with Disabilities, I2PM is developing technology tools and professional development (PD) resources necessary to integrate data on instruction and assessment from easyCBM, a widely used evidence-based CBM platform, and MyiLOGS, an online teacher daily log for documenting instructional actions.