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San Diego State University

Department of Child & Family Development

PACS (Parents And Caregivers in Services) Lab

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:

  • Students working in the PACS Lab have access to lab-based collaborative learning opportunities as well as off-campus seminars and other learning opportunities at the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) in Kearny Mesa.
  • Students interested in working in the PACS Lab can apply by contacting Dr. Haine-Schlagel. She can provide more information and will ask that you complete this Research Intern Information Form.