Vision. Mission. Purpose.
OCD Vision Mission Purpose
The opportunity for all children, youth, and families to develop in safe and ­supportive environments and achieve their life potentials.

Through mutually beneficial partnerships with our constituents, we ­facilitate
and develop new knowledge, services, and policies to improve the lives of ­children and families. We do this work in five domains:
• Interdisciplinary education and training.
• Interdisciplinary research and scholarship.
• Human service demonstration programs, networking, and strategic planning.
• Program monitoring and evaluation.
• Needs assessments and policy studies.

• Create and maintain a supportive and facilitative atmosphere for its ­constituencies so that interdisciplinary and collaborative activities may be conceived, nurtured, implemented, and managed.

• Provide guidance, assistance, and management for the planning, ­funding, development, implementation, and operation of ­innovative collaborative systems, projects, and programs in its domains of ­activities.

• Provide and clearly communicate balanced, non-partisan, research-based information on service needs and program effectiveness to our constituencies.

• Provide information, technical assistance, and interdisciplinary and management services to collaborative projects pertaining to university-community partnerships; collaborative demonstration service and policy projects; strategic planning and systems analysis; program ­monitoring, evaluation, and needs assessments; interdisciplinary and applied scholarship, education, and training; and other activities that promote the welfare of children, youth, families and the communities in which they live.

• Disseminate research and professional information about children, youth,
and families through publications, presentations, the popular media, and ­personal contact with those individuals who can use this information, including academics, service professionals, policy makers, parents, and citizens.

• Exemplify a university-community partnership and explore, demon­strate, and communicate to other universities and communities how such a venture can be beneficial to all partners.