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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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National Suicide Prevention Week is September 5 - 11: Know the Signs
Many suicides can be prevented and each of us can help by reaching out and responding when concerned. By knowing the warning signs, we can be better prepared to intervene when we see a friend, coworker, neighbor, or relative in distress. Read letter from CFS's Stephen Roggenbaum, Gubernatorial appointee to Florida’s Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council.
CARD-USF Receives Funding for Pilot Program Aimed at Improving Wandering Outcomes for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at USF is one of three CARD centers in the state to receive a $100,000 grant from the Florida Legislature to implement a pilot program that will help address the serious issue of individuals on the autism spectrum who may be at risk of wandering out into the community unsupervised.

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.
CFS’s Stephen Roggenbaum and Natalie Romer have been named to the Florida Department of Education’s Suicide Awareness Training Workgroup
Activities of the 12-member workgroup will support the 2016 Florida Legislative Statute 1012.583 requiring schools to provide continuing education and inservice training for youth suicide awareness and prevention.
CACREP and CORE Joint Accreditation Review Process Successfully Completed for RMHC
The USF Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (M.A. degree) program now joins a handful of other higher education programs across the United States in successfully completing the joint review process offered as part of the 2013 affiliation agreement between the Council on Rehabilitation  Education (CORE)  and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
FCIC Serves as Partner of 2016 ADA Disability Awareness Day
The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) recently partnered with organizations throughout Hillsborough County to plan an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Disability Awareness Day Expo that took place at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) on July 23, 2016.
Tony Biglan, Author of 'The Nurture Effect', to Speak at the Tampa Conference
The 30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health will be held March 5 - 8, 2017.

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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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