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Graduate Studies in Behavioral Health

The USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences (CBCS) and the USF College of Public Health (COPH) jointly offer a specialty concentration in behavioral health as part of the Master and Doctoral programs in the COPH Department of Community & Family Health. Current Course Offerings:   Summer 2016 | Fall 2016 

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Presidential Candidates Silent On Child Poverty: Florida KIDS COUNT Director Norin Dollard Interviewed by Public News Service
She said it's "disappointing that neither candidate seems to see the impact that lifting kids out of poverty would have on all the other things they want to achieve."
21 Students from USF's ABA Program have their Research Presented at ABAI Convention
Many of the students also attended the convention in Chicago, which gathers over 4,500 behavior analysts from all over the world.
CFS Faculty In the News
Recent faculty in the news include: Dr. Norin Dollard on 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book, Dr. Donna Cohen on suicide pacts and Dr. Karen Berkman on safety bracelets for individual with autism.
Florida Now Ranked 40th in Overall Child Well-Being, 37th in Child Poverty According to Annual KIDS COUNT Data Book
Florida needs to continue to improve to catch up to other states’ gains.
CFS's Steve Roggenbaum to Serve as Vice Chairperson for the Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition
The Coalition works to develop and implement suicide prevention, intervention and postvention strategies and programs in the state of Florida.
After nearly 59 years of marriage, Joe and Jean Subers die together: Dr. Donna Cohen Interviewed by Gainesville Sun
Dr. Cohen is one of the foremost authorities on how older persons and family members cope with aging and chronic illness. According to her research, an elderly murder-suicide occurs about every two weeks in Florida, which has one of the nation's highest percentages of seniors in its population.
Dr. Elizabeth Perkins Awarded Fellow Status from the Gerontological Society of America
GSA is the world's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging.

Conferences & Special Events

30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health

March 5 – 8, 2017: This conference was first held in 1988 and has continued each year, bringing together more than 500 participants to share dialogue about important issues such as health, education and welfare, share new knowledge, and identify challenges that remain for the field. As the field and issues have evolved, so too has our focus to expand both age range and broader area of topics.

30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health

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