The University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF) is strongly committed to helping children and families enjoy a happier life, more satisfying relationships, and increased success at school or work.
In addition to clinical assessment and treatment, we also offer free and low-cost workshops throughout the year. Our workshops typically address topics such as parenting through separation and divorce, ADHD and learning disabilities, and developing coping skills.
Clinical interventions are provided by professional staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate level students under the supervision of professional staff. You do not have to be affiliated with the university to receive our services.
Our Services and Specialties
We offer evaluations, counseling, therapy, and mental health services to children and families in these areas:
- Academic Problems Related to Behavior and Learning Issues
- Attention and Learning Disabilities
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- General Emotional and Behavioral Concerns
- Grief and Loss
- Mood Disorders in Children
- Parenting Difficulties and Skill Building
- Psychoeducational Evaluations
- Relationship Issues
- Social Skills
Upcoming Free Workshops
Participants can expect to receive new tools and practical information and to engage in discussions.
To view upcoming dates and to register, check out the workshop event listing.
Parenting Through Separation and Divorce
These free workshops run the first Monday of every month except January and September. All parents are concerned about the well-being of their children as they face the challenges of separation and divorce. Our free workshops deliver practical advice in a collaborative, caring environment. We help parents understand their children’s needs during the time of separation and divorce and offer specific suggestions for creating the most beneficial post-divorce parenting relationships. We now offer a free drop-in activity for children during the parent workshop, open to all ages. See UCCF Scheduled Workshops
ADHD and Learning Disabilities Workshop
Our popular free workshop series focused on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities returns this winter. The workshops are offered over three evenings and focus on practical tips, resources, and guidance for supporting and advocating for children with attention and learning challenges. See Winter ADHD Workshop Event Listing
UCCF’s Commitment to Diversity
At MARI, we value the diversity that all of our staff, students and clients bring to our community — and will continue to do so. We do not inquire about immigration status, nor is it necessary to disclose to receive services. To learn more about our Institute’s commitment or to read the University of Michigan’s statement on diversity in the wake of changing legislation, see the news brief.