CFD Students in the Classroom
CFD 575: Public Policy and Ethics
Students present and discuss their work during their final showcase exhibit, The Visual Representations of Social Justice in Child and Family Studies, taught by Dr. Sascha Longstretch.
Dr. Sascha Longstreth listens as a student presents her research about the daily life
and educational options on a strawberry farm in Mexico.
Alicia describes the conditions and daily life of the homeless population in Spring
Bullying & Exclusion
A student details her project about the bullying a young girl faced at school due
to a new haircut.
A student compares disability access between South Africa and San Diego beaches and
describes carrying disabled South African children to the sand.
Education & Poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico
Jaime Suwara-Flores project centers around how poverty creates inequalities regarding
basic human rights, as well as education and child development.
CFD 378D: Laboratory Experiences with Children & Families
Students volunteer for the Special Olympics during their CFD 378D course taught by
CFD 596: Children in Nature
Students create a sensory path, mud kitchen, and wind-chime for the SDSU Children's
For the first Service Learning project at the Children's Center, Fall 2017, a group
of students designed and created a Sensory Path for the children to utilize all five
senses when they walk through it.
Students refurbish an underutilized mud kitchen to make it more appealing to the children's
creativity and purpose.
In Spring 2019, the Children and Nature students were asked to create a standing wind
chime for the Memory Park area of SDSU's Children's Center; keeping in mind safety
For the Spring 2018 semester, a group of students was assigned a dramatic play area
on a preschool yard. This is the before photo of the group brainstorming.
After the Brainstorm
The after photo shows more defined areas to benefit the children's creative side,
as well as fine motor development.
Dr. Linder's Early Childhood Mental Health Clinic
Dr. Lisa Linder and graduate student Briana Bashaw-Wood at the clinic.
CFD assistant professor, Dr. Lisa Linder, opened an Early Childhood Mental Health Clinic last fall. The center has helped
meet the community’s need for mental health services for families and children from
pre-natal to 8-years-old. The clinicians at the Early Childhood Mental Health Clinic
are CFD practicum students in the final year of their master’s program in clinical
counseling. Two full-time practicum students work about 20 hours per week in the center,
while about 16 others see about 1-2 clients per week.
For more information, read the full story behind the center here.