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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)More information

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Positive Behavior Support Efforts Make for Busy Days for Dr. Heather George
In the past few months, Dr. George’s busy days have included some impressive travels and activities aimed at increasing the capacity of school districts to address students with problem behaviors.
Join the Cycling Fun at the Annual Cycling Out Autism Fundraiser March 28
The money raised by the Tampa Interbay Rotary Foundation will be donated to educational activities and events that help people impacted by an autism spectrum disorder. The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at the University of South Florida will be the recipients to continue their work in delivering education, services and supports to individuals and their families.
Dr. Karen Berkman and the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at USF Profiled on the Philanthropy Show
The Philanthropy Show (TM) is an online talk show for nonprofit employees, boards, and donors produced in Tampa Bay with a statewide focus and national reach. Their goal is to connect and inspire philanthropy through three intentions; to educate, uplift and empower the nonprofit community.
Anti-bullying Efforts Bring Blindside Star Quinton Aaron to CFS
Quinton Aaron, who quickly rose to fame after his first lead role in the 2009 movie The Blind Side, visited CFS this week as part of his efforts to put a stop to bullying.
USF Suicide Prevention Guide Profiled by Reuters International News Agency
The article, School-wide prevention program lowers teen suicide risk, references the Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide. Authors of the guide include CFS faculty Katherine Lazear and Stephen Roggenbaum.
Amazing Lineup of Plenary Speakers for the 28th Annual Research & Policy Conference!
Our list of plenary speakers is not complete, but we're off to an exciting start. View our comfirmed speakers for the 2015 Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health.
CFS Faculty In the News
CFS faculty expertise on suicide prevention, unlicensed children's homes, child abuse, anti-bullying, positive behavior support, and youth caregivers. Latest: Dr. Karen Berkman on Asperger's Syndrome and Dr. Elizabeth Perkins on transition to group homes.

Conferences & Special Events

28th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, & Young Adult Behavioral Health

March 22 - 25, 2015: Known widely as “The Tampa Conference,” this annual gathering of more than 500 researchers, evaluators, policy-makers, administrators, parents, and advocates is sponsored by the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida, in partnership with the Children’s Mental Health Network, the National Wraparound Initiative, Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health, and the Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

28th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, & Young Adult Behavioral Health

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

28th Annual Research & Policy Conference
Save the Date: April 21-24, 2015

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