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Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis

This program is designed to meet growing needs in Florida and nationally for practitioners who can work effectively in the fields of developmental disabilities, autism, education, child protective services, child behavior disorders, rehabilitation, mental health, and business and technology.

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VA Smart Home Project Team & RMHC Faculty William Kearns Place Third in National Competition
The the National Brain Trust competition was part of a summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Innovation to help facilitate national, partnership-based solutions in the general areas of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Dr. Norín Dollard Discusses Parental Incarceration with Pensacola News Journal
“The numbers are quite staggering,” said Norín Dollard, director of Florida KIDS COUNT. “It’s a much bigger deal than I think a lot of people are accustomed to thinking about. The acts of crime and the cost of incarceration are very familiar, but the children who are left behind and the cost to them isn’t as well understood.”
New Report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation Reveals that Florida has the Third Largest Number of Children who have Experienced Parental Incarceration
According to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities, 312,000 of Florida’s children have experienced the separation of a parent due to incarceration.
Autism Awareness Month: CARD-USF Profiled on WFLA
CARD-USF's Liz Burke shares how businesses across Tampa Bay are partnering with the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF to become more autism-friendly by not only serving customers with autism, but hiring individuals with autism through a special internship program with students from the Learning Academy at USF.
Autism Awareness Month: CARD-USF Profiled on Fox 13 News
CARD-USF's Liz Burke shares information with Fox 13 News on the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at USF, a community-based project that provides information and consultation to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities.
Dr. Karen Berkman Interviewed on WFLA
She spoke regarding safety bracelets for individuals with autism.
CFS Faculty In the News
Recent faculty in the news include: Dr. Karen Berkman on safety bracelets, Dr. Tom Massey on anti-bullying, and Susan Richmond on autism friendly businesses in Tampa Bay.

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May 1 - 7, 2016 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

The Department of Child & Family Studies joins with the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to raise awareness about the importance of prevention and early identification of mental health challenges in youth. This year’s theme is “Healthy Families, Resilient Children: Mental Health is a Family Affair. View more information.

May 1 - 7, 2016 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

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