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Graduate Certificate in Children's Mental Health

This online program is designed to provide a rigorous, empirically-based education to individuals in the behavioral health services field who wish to work with agencies and systems that serve children and families with mental health challenges. Students will learn to assist children at different developmental stages, within the contexts in which they live.

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November 5th, 2015 Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Glen Dunlap Presents Perspectives on Challenging Behavior: Past, Present and Future
Formerly a professor with the University of South Florida and the Department of Child & Family Studies, Dr. Glen Dunlap is internationally recognized for his contributions to science in the areas of applied behavior analysis, positive behavior support, early intervention, developmental disabilities and family support. His legacy at USF includes establishing the first Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and providing leadership in the development of numerous research, training, and technical assistance projects.
Dr. Ray Miltenberger Receives Prestigious Outstanding Scientific Contributions Award from FABA
The award was presented during the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) Conference and Awards Ceremony on October 1st.
CFS's Janet Reyes Profiled in USF Research Administrators Publication: In the Spotlight
In the Spotlight is a quarterly feature that recognizes specific, recent, newsworthy accomplishments of featured research administrators whose work has significantly contributed to USF’s success as a high impact, global research university.
CFS/RMHC Faculty Receive $1 Million Long-term Training Grant
Tammy Jorgensen-Smith, PhD (PI) and Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, PhD (CI) have received a $1 million long-term training grant from the Rehabilitation Service Administration, US Department of Education to promote the recruitment, training and development of highly-qualified rehabilitation counselors to meet the high demand for public sector providers of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services.
Institute Encourages Scholars to Take Action in Adolescent Behavioral Health

Scholars of the Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health (Institute) do more than submit research proposals addressing an adolescent behavioral health problem. They translate that research into action.The Institute, a joint program between the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health and the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, is a National Institute on Drug Abuse funded research education program allowing graduate-level scholars the opportunity to carry out their research in a tangible setting.

Call for Proposals: October 30th Deadline!
The 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health Planning Committee invites proposals for research benefiting children, youth and their families. Be a part of the innovation!
Spring 2016 Deadline Approaching: Apply Now for the Online Master of Science (MS) Degree in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
The fully online Master of Science (MS) Degree in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health (MSCABH) program at the University of South Florida prepares professionals to serve in public and non-profit agencies and schools that work with diverse children and adolescents experiencing behavioral health challenges and their families. Four concentrations are available. October 15 is the deadline to apply for Spring 2016.

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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. View Call for Proposals. View flyer.

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

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