Welcome to the Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children.
The mission of the Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children (RYC) is to promote the safety, permanence, stability, and well-being of children, youth and families in their communities through:
• education and training;
• research and evaluation; and
• best practice community service programs.
Consolidated under the Ruth H. Young Center are the School’s growing portfolio of family and children’s services education, training, and research. These programs and research include Family Connections, Grandparent Family Connections, Family Connections National Program Replication Project, Title IV-E Education for Public Child Welfare Services Program, training programs, extensive ongoing research involving foster care, independent living, and recruitment and selection of the child welfare workforce; as well as community-based research focused on children youth, and families.