Published : Thursday, 29 Jul 2010, 1:10 PM EDT
The Child Study Center is a department the Yale University School of Medicine. Founded in 1911 by Dr. Arnold Gesell, the Child Study Center’s Centennial will be in 2011, and highlighted with a series of events. If you would like to join our mailing list to be notified of these upcoming events, please visit us on the web at www.childstudycenter.yale.edu .
The mission of the Center is to understand children's mental health problems, and prevent or alleviate the symptoms of patients who suffer from them. The mission requires understanding child development and its underpinnings and many contexts and influences in which development unfolds. Over the past several decades, the Center has taken advantage of its unique position to bring together a faculty with extraordinary breadth of research and clinical interests. The faculty includes internationally recognized experts from multiple disciplines, including child psychiatry, pediatrics, psychology, genetics, neurobiology, epidemiology, nursing, education, social work, and social policy. Child psychiatry serves as the primary discipline represented, and the Center plays a key national and international role in psychiatric research, training, and professional activity. The mission of the Center is carried out through six interrelated areas.