Celebrating 10 Years


Striving to be a resource for parents and professionals in meeting the needs of children and families, the Center for Children and Families (CCF) was created 10 short years ago with the help of a generous matching grant from The Meadows Foundation. Drawing on the wealth of interdisciplinary child development research conducted by faculty and students in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas, and with the visionary leadership of the late Dean Bert Moore, the Center set forth with a mission to promote optimal family and child development through research, practice, and outreach. I'm pleased to offer in this 10th anniversary report, a glimpse of our achievements in supporting this mission and in serving families, professionals, practitioners, students, and researchers. As the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences looks ahead to new leadership in the dean’s office and renewing its vision, CCF also looks forward to charting our course ahead with a dedication to solving real-world challenges and bringing science-based solutions to families and communities.

Thank you for your support of our endeavors and for walking beside us into our next chapter.


Margaret Tresch Owen, PhD
Interim Dean, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Director, Center for Children and Families
Robinson Family Professor of Psychological Sciences