Education Spotlight:

Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Behavior Analysis

ABA is an applied science and a profession that provides services to meet the diverse needs of individuals. The emphasis of the ABA doctoral program is on the development of behavior analysts who are scientist-practitioners. Students graduating from the program will receive training through coursework and research and practice activities with community partners. Visit the USF Office of Graduate Studies.

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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.
Teaching Gun Safety Skills to Young Children
Ray Miltenberger, of the Department of Child and Family Studies, has created a gun injury prevention program that uses behavioral skills training and in situ training. The intervention helps children to demonstrate the desired safety skills in role-playing assessments and in situ assessments.
Great Grants Alive! CFS’s Productive Summer Results in Large Number of Accepted Proposals
During summer 2014, CFS faculty and staff submitted 21 grant applications. So far, the results have been very positive!
CFS's Continued State Funding Allows Larger Impact on Florida's Children and Adolescents in Need
The Department of Child & Family Studies continues it's large impact on Florida's growing number of children and adolescents in need of behavioral or developmental support services. In the past few years, several centers housed within CFS have seen increased funding to meet the rising needs in homes, schools and communities.
USF ABA Provides 33 Presentations at 2014 Florida Association of Behavioral Analysis Conference
All ABA faculty members, 5 doctoral students, and 18 master’s students presented.
ABA Program Awarded 5-Year $1.06 million Grant
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, students accepted into the "Project ABA": Preparing Related Services Personnel in Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism program will become school-based behavior analysts working with children with autism.

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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