Education Spotlight:

Master of Science Degree in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (CABH)

This new program prepares professionals to serve in public and non-profit agencies and schools that work with diverse children and adolescents experiencing behavioral health challenges and their families. Educational opportunities include advancement to doctoral programs in public health and the behavioral and social sciences. 2015 Fall Course Listing.

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Free Training For Early Childhood Programs and Providers
CFS Faculty Drs. Lise Fox and Christopher Vatland are presenters of the training, Partnering with Families to Promote their Child’s Social and Emotional Development, which will be held at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County June 12 at 1:00 pm.
FCIC Student Trainee Program Benefits Those Interested in Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Education and Special Education
Samantha Spillman, a recent trainee and Fall 2014 graduate of the ABA master’s program and the PBS Graduate Certificate, benefitted from the program in numerous ways.
RMHC Welcomes Sarah Balmer as New Academic Services Administrator
Sarah will oversee the general administration of the master’s and graduate certificate programs in RMHC, which recently merged with the Department of Child & Family Studies.
Tampa Tribune Chooses Message from CFS Department Chair Dr. Mario Hernandez as Letter of the Day
The May 13, 2015 letter promotes the importance of prevention and addressing mental health issues before they reach "stage four."
Dr. Ray Miltenberger Listed among Noteworthy Research Contributors to the Field of Applied Behavior Analysis
USF and USF Professor Ray Miltenberger were highlighted in a recent report published in the Behavior Analysis in Practice (BAP) journal, which evaluated research productivity of several graduate programs that provide Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)-approved course sequences in behavior analysis.
Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling Merges with Department of Child & Family Studies
With the ultimate goal of making a strong and vibrant team that will serve the needs of our students, faculty, staff, community and professions, the Department of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (RMHC) has become a program in the Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS).
Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling (RMHC) Program Gains New Director
Dr. Chih-Chin Chou comes to the University of South Florida from the University of Arizona where she is a tenured Associate Professor and Rehabilitation Counseling Program Coordinator in the Department of Disability and Psycho-educational Studies.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

CFS joins the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in raising awareness about the unique needs of children, youth, and young adults with mental health or mental health and substance use challenges and their families. For more information, visit SAMHSA's 2015 Mental Health Awareness Month website.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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