The Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) prepares students to become developmental science leaders who support the well-being of children, families, and communities in diverse settings. Recognizing the impact of systemic oppression across development, our emerging leaders learn to employ ethical, strengths-based practices for addressing social inequities and promoting resilience. Students are trained to think and write critically about human and family development through identifying and solving real-world problems, advocating for individuals and families, and disseminating knowledge.
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Professor Jeanine DiTomasso, a Lecturer at Cal State LA and Director of Development at a neighborhood music school in Boyle Heghts. Professor DiTomasso teaches Youth Agency Administration (YAA).
Mariana Gomez graduated from Cal State LA with her BA in 2017 and her MA in 2019 in Child and Family Studies.
Anthony Aguayo, a undergraduate student in the Child and Family Studies Department at Cal State LA.