The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is an international, multidisciplinary, nonprofit professional association whose goal is to promote the understanding of child development through research and dissemination. Members conduct theoretical studies, basic and applied research, and policy analyses to understand and enhance child development. Through its biennial meetings—which draw attendees from 53 countries throughout the world—and publishing efforts, SRCD strives to meet the goal of understanding child development through research while serving as a network and forum for its members and attendees. Members and attendees include professionals and graduate students in psychology, human development, family studies, education, public policy, sociology, social work, psychiatry, pediatrics, and public health. Attendance at the biennial meetings averages 6,500.
Special Topic Meetings
SRCD also conducts meetings in the biennial meeting off-years. Special topic meetings are much smaller (around 300 attendees each) and more focused than the biennial meeting. They are structured to maximize opportunities for interactions among attendees and early career scholars.