PACS Lab

On this page: Learn about the PACS (Parents And Caregivers in Services) Lab in the Department of Child and Family Development at SDSU.


The mission of the PACS (Parents And Caregivers in Services) Lab is to improve services for diverse children, adolescents, and families served in community settings.

Our lab focuses on promoting family participation and collaboration with child service providers and organizations.

The PACS Lab:

  • Emphasizes both scientific excellence and educating students to become effective community providers.
  • Adopts a stance of inquiry when approaching the study of problems and potential solutions.
  • Takes a learning community approach to fostering both scientific and professional learning.
  • Strives for teamwork, project synergy, and productivity.

Measures of Lab Success

  • Undergraduates attend graduate school and/or obtain employment in their desired field
  • Graduate students complete their degree and obtain/maintain employment in their desired field
  • Conference presentations, publications, funded grants

Student Opportunities

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