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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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Cycling for Autism Fundraiser Supports CARD-USF and ABA
Tampa Interbay Rotary 7th Annual Cycling for Autism Fundraiser Supports CARD-USF and ABA
CFS Programs, the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and the Applied Behavior Analysis Program will be the recipients of the fundraiser to continue their work in delivering education, services and supports to individuals and their families.
Funeral staff as first responders: Helping families and friends when a loved one has died by suicide
Stephen Roggenbaum co-authors article in January 2016 edition of The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Magazine.
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The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association - See more at: https://www.iccfa.com/about-iccfa#sthash.NLh1PBZK.dpuf
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RMHC Alumni Updates on Facebook!
Visit the Facebook page of the USF Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program to view pictures of a special holiday reunion of the Fall 2014 alumni class, as well as other program updates.
CFS's Dr. Norín Dollard among Panelists for Dec 9th Townhall Meeting in Tallahassee
To increase public awareness of critical children’s issues and generate a public dialogue about them, The Children’s Campaign is organizing and hosting a series of Step Up for Kids Town Hall Meetings throughout Florida.
Amazing Lineup of Plenary Speakers for the 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference
Among the topics of the March 2016 conference are: residential segregation as a root cause of substance abuse and mental illness; social circumstances that impact the quality of parenting skills for the next generation; early intervention in psychosis; and a community’s response to adverse childhood experiences and resilience.
International Society for Gerontechnology Conference Competitive Bid Won by USF
Dr. William Kearns , CFS Associate Professor in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program, is the President of the International Society for Gerontechnology North American chapter. He was instrumental in obtaining the local bid for the conference.

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29th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, & Young Adult Behavioral Health

March 13 - 16, 2016: 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.

29th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, & Young Adult Behavioral Health

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