The Family Life Development Center (FLDC) was established by New York State in 1974. Its mission is to understand and act upon risk and protective factors in the lives of children, youth, families, and communities.

As a multidisciplinary unit of the College of Human Ecology, the Center accomplishes its mission through research, training, and outreach. It serves New York State, the nation and the international community. The current areas of special interest include child maltreatment and family violence, youth development, children in residential care, HIV/AIDS prevention, and military family life.

In 2011 the Family Life Development Center merged with the Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center to form the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. For more information, please see BCTR Home Page

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