human development and family studies

Transition Center, 2 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

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Outreach Programs

Making a difference in people’s lives means active involvement in the larger community. Our faculty are committed to making that difference through our community-based outreach programs. For students, involvement in these programs is an amazing opportunity to impact those around them. From offering exceptional early childhood education to involving older adults in life-long learning, HDF outreach programs bring together faculty, students, and research-based support to strengthen children, families, and individuals in communities throughout the state.

Child Development Centers

children playing at the cdcThe Child Development Centers at the University of Rhode Island offer preschool programs for children ages 3 to 5 years. With locations on both the Kingston and Providence campuses, these programs provide a setting for observation, participation, and research focusing on young children and their families. More »

Couple and Family Therapy Clinic

Transition Center at URIThe Couple and Family Therapy Clinic is the only systemic outpatient mental health center in the state of Rhode Island. It is affiliated with the University of Rhode Island as a teaching, training and research facility with specialized expertise in relationship and family issues. Any couple, family or individual is eligible to use the Clinic’s services. More »

Early Intervention Recruitment and Retention Office

father holding babyEarly Intervention Recruitment and Retention activities are conducted through the Human Development and Family Studies Department, and the project offers internship opportunities to students interested in pursuing a career in Early Intervention. The project is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, through the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, at Rhode Island College. More »

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

older adults in a classroomThe Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at URI is a membership organization for Rhode Islanders age 50 and older who want to participate in a community of fellow learners. OLLI members can take classes, teach classes, plan and coordinate activities, organize volunteer projects, serve on committees, act as class assistants, help with program promotion and data management, and volunteer for other tasks that support the program. More »

Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC)

older adult receiving health counselingThe Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC) helps prepare current and future health care professionals to better meet the physical, functional, and psychosocial needs of older adults. RIGEC offers interdisciplinary education that spans workshops, clinical training, special lectures, academic courses, and faculty development programs. More »

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