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Graduate Certificate in Positive Behavior Support

As one of few in the nation, the USF Positive Behavior Support Certificate Program (PBS) is designed for educators, school or mental health administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school counselors, and behavioral health staff who want to specialize in an evidence-based approach to resolving challenging behavior and supporting the prosocial behavior of children and youth within schools and early education settings. Participants are required to complete 9 credit hours from the list of core courses and one elective, for a total of 12 credit hours. As trainees, students in the certificate program also gain access to local resources available through FCIC and national resources available through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).

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Call for Proposals is Now Open!
The 28th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health invites proposals for research benefiting children, youth and their families. The deadline for submissions is October 24, 2014.
Dr. Mario Hernandez Selected as Panelist for Capitol Hill Briefing
Dr. Hernandez was one of two panelists selected to speak at a Capitol Hill briefing entitled Children’s Mental Health: The Importance of Early Identification and Intervention on Friday, August 15th.
September 8 - 14: World Suicide Prevention Week
View letter from CFS's Steve Roggenbaum, gubernatorial appointment to Florida's Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council.  September 10 Event!
ABA Student Assistance Fund Yields Excellent Results
As we prepare for our Fall 2014 students in the ABA Masters program, we are proud to profile the productive efforts of our  Fall/Spring 2013 and Spring 2014 awardees of the Applied Behavior Analysis Student Assistance Fund.
5th Annual Cycling Out Autism Raises over $34,000 for Community Organizations
USF's Center for Autism & Related Disabiities and Applied Behavior Analysis Program were among local organizations supported by the event held April 5th.
Assistant Professor Tammy Jorgensen Smith Receives APSE Research Award
She was awarded the National Association for People Supporting Employment First (APSE) Research Award at the national conference held in Long Beach, California in July 2014.
Learning Academy Services at USF Selected to Showcase Work for Rehabilitation Services Administration
The Learning Academy and Employment Services was among only three programs at USF selected by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to showcase their work during a visit with Janet LaBreck, Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

Conferences & Special Events

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day in Tampa

You’re invited to a special event September 10 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. The event is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Suicide Preventon Task Force, of which CFS's Steve Roggenbaum is a member.

Additional Resources:
Letter from Steve Roggenbaum, gubernatorial appointment to Florida's Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council.

Youth Suicide Prevention School-based Guide

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day in Tampa

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28th Annual Research & Policy ConferenceSave the Date: March 22-25, 2015

 

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