Centers & Programs


  • Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development
    The CIMHD's mission is to promote interdisciplinary research and training related to the social and emotional aspects of development for young children during their formative years.
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Geriatric Research
    The mission of the Center for Interdisciplinary Geriatric Research is to promote interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers in the development, testing, and dissemination of health-enhancing interventions for older adults.
  • de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging
    The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging serves as a catalyst for promoting healthy aging through its support of research, education, and practice related to aging.


  • Family Functioning Research Program
    The Family Functioning Research Program involve interventions that assist family members to add to their ways of managing the impact of serious medical illness on family members including children.
    NCAST develops programs to assist professionals working with infants, young children and families. All NCAST programs are backed by research findings and proven effective.
  • Promoting First Relationships
    Promoting First Relationships is a preventive intervention program designed to promote young children’s social-emotional development through responsive, nurturing caregiver-child relationships. We train service providers in the use of practical, effective strategies for promoting secure and healthy relationships between parents and child care providers and the young children in their care.