What does it take to raise a child in St. Louis?
Barnes Jewish Children’s (BJC) hospital wanted to develop a new early prevention program for low-income families in St. Louis City for children from birth to school age.
Our mission is to develop the science and application of system dynamics in human services and communities.
The Social System Design Lab (SSDL) pursues its mission through research, community engagement, and teaching with a commitment to evidence based practice, social justice, and capacity building.
We offer courses in community based system dynamics, workshops, internships and a MSW specialization.
We use system dynamics computer modeling, simulations, and group model building to research.
We partner with organizations around the globe to facilitate group model building workshops on a wide range of issues.
Meet the Staff