Education Spotlight:

Master of Science Degree in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (CABH)

This new program 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. Educational opportunities include advancement to doctoral programs in public health and the behavioral and social sciences. 2015 Fall Course Listing.

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National Guidelines for Dementia-Related Health Advocacy for Adults with Intellectual Disability and Dementia: The Importance of Advocacy for Dr. Eliz
As part of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG),Dr. Elizabeth Perkins has had a unique opportunity to help develop the NTG Guidelines for Dementia-Related Health Advocacy for Adults with Intellectual Disability and Dementia.
2015 Summer Institutes on Universal Design & Assistive Technology/ Technologies for Children with Autism
The Summer Institutes are facilitated by USF faculty and professionals who have expertise in supporting the needs of high-risk students, as well as children with autism and related disabilities. The event is free and open to the public.
USF Student Body President Jean Cocco Introduces Patrick Kennedy at Annual Conference in Tampa
During Patrick Kennedy's introduction, Jean Cocco shared a few personal moments from his life.
Positive Behavior Support Efforts Make for Busy Days for Dr. Heather George
In the past few months, Dr. George’s busy days have included some impressive travels and activities aimed at increasing the capacity of school districts to address students with problem behaviors.
Dr. Karen Berkman and the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at USF Profiled on the Philanthropy Show
The Philanthropy Show (TM) is an online talk show for nonprofit employees, boards, and donors produced in Tampa Bay with a statewide focus and national reach. Their goal is to connect and inspire philanthropy through three intentions; to educate, uplift and empower the nonprofit community.
Anti-bullying Efforts Bring Blindside Star Quinton Aaron to CFS
Quinton Aaron, who quickly rose to fame after his first lead role in the 2009 movie The Blind Side, visited CFS this week as part of his efforts to put a stop to bullying.
USF Suicide Prevention Guide Profiled by Reuters International News Agency
The article, School-wide prevention program lowers teen suicide risk, references the Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide. Authors of the guide include CFS faculty Katherine Lazear and Stephen Roggenbaum.

Conferences & Special Events

April 21 - 24, 2015: 12th Annual National Training Institute: Addressing Challenging Behavior

This annual conference provides an exceptional opportunity for teachers, early intervention specialists, trainers, child care providers, head start and early head start professionals, administrators, parents and behavior specialists to receive practical information to help with challenging behavior in their work with young children. The institute is built around the Pyramid Model framework for addressing the social and emotional development and challenging behavior of young children. In addition, the institute’s format is designed to provide cutting-edge information on challenging behavior in an in-depth, intensive learning experience. Participants have many opportunities to practice new strategies, interact with experts, and engage in lively discussions with colleagues.

April 21 - 24, 2015: 12th Annual National Training Institute: Addressing Challenging Behavior

Announcements

28th Annual Research & Policy Conference
March 22-25, 2015

28th Annual Research & Policy Conference
April 21-24, 2015

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