New field and/or research opportunity (PSYC455 or PSYC475)

Did you know that when children are in the foster care system, every effort is made to provide supervised parent/child visits that aim to maintain the family bond and promote reunification of the child in foster care back into her/his family home?

BFFI is a new organizational endeavor that is a collaborative effort between APU, Citrus College, Foothill Family Services and the Department of Child and Family Services (DCSF).

BFFI's goals is to advance the efficacy of supervised visitations of foster children in the Azusa/north San Gabriel valley area.

Undergraduate psychology students interested in field research or foster family system experience will have the opportunity to be trained as and serve in the capacity of a supervised visitation coaches and to engage in field research data collection (structured observational research) of child/parent coaching sessions.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, contact Kathryn Ecklund in the psychology department ( to explore field/research experience opportunities for the 2019/2020 academic year.