Education Spotlight:

Graduate Certificate in Children's Mental Health

This Certificate is designed to provide a rigorous, empirically-based education to individuals in the behavioral health services field who wish to work with agencies and systems that serve children and families with mental health challenges. It is an interdisciplinary program delivered through distance learning technologies.

In the News … View All

CFS Faculty Ray Miltenberger comments on children and firearms
Liberty Voice: Philadelphia Toddler Accidentally Kills Sister With Loaded Gun
CFS to Offer New Master of Science (MS) Degree in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
The degree 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. Concentrations will be offered in Developmental Disabilities, Leadership in Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health, Translational Research and Evaluation, and Youth and Behavioral Health.
CFS Faculty Susan Weitzel comments on Racial Disparities for Florida Children
In just four years, children of color are expected to outpace the number of white children in the United States, according to the Census Bureau.
CARD-USF Profiled by WFLA: Tampa Bay Businesses get Autism-Friendly
The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida is at the forefront of training workers all over the Tampa Bay area to help businesses better understand how to assist parents and their children who are on the autism spectrum.
Student Profiles: Applied Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program
In the fall of 2013, the University of South Florida accepted six PhD students in the new Applied Behavior Analysis doctoral program in the College of Behavior and Community Sciences. The program prepares students to be expert practitioners, effective teachers, and accomplished researchers.
Florida’s Center for Child Welfare Granted a 4 Year, $2.5 Million Continuation
Center staff will continue their efforts to provide information, collaboration, and program support to Florida’s professional child welfare stakeholders.
CFS Faculty Heather Peshak George serves as Contributing Editor of Encyclopedia of Special Education
New to the latest edition (January 2014) of the Encyclopedia of Special Education, A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals are entries on topics that have grown in importance , including Response to Intervention, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis.

Conferences & Special Events

April 23 - 25, 2014: 11th Annual National Training Institute: Addressing Challenging Behavior

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) and the Pyramid Consortium are pleased to host this unique and inspiring professional development experience. NTI's format is designed to provide an in-depth learning experience built around the Pyramid Model. The Institute brings together experts from around the country who skillfully present three-hour workshops offering practical, ready-to-use information on social and emotional development.

April 23 - 25, 2014: 11th Annual National Training Institute: Addressing Challenging Behavior

CFS Materials

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Online Learning in Children's Mental Health

Handouts Available - 24th Annual CMH Conference

Centers & Initiatives

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Child & Family Studies