Mission Statement

The USF Center for Child and Family Development is committed to the academic, psychological, social, and spiritual development of children and families through teaching, research, and direct service programs in School-Based Family Counseling. Our purpose is to provide children and families (particularly under-served children and families) with a variety of culturally sensitive family counseling services.

We are dedicated to the personal and social development of every child and adult who enters our doors.

The Center's services are available to individual adults, couples, families, adolescents, and children. Our main School-Based Family Counseling program, Mission Possible, provides counseling services to children and their families at approximately thirty schools in the San Francisco and Peninsula area.

Our Family Counseling Center offers counseling in a community agency setting using both School-Based Family Counseling and traditional models, and operates out of two facilities, primarily serving clients who are suffering with depression, relationship problems, and difficulties with life transitions. School-Based counselors may also, with their supervisors' approval, offer group counseling and classes at the Center.