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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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21 Students from USF's ABA Program have their Research Presented at ABAI Convention
Many of the students also attended the convention in Chicago, which gathers over 4,500 behavior analysts from all over the world.
CFS Faculty In the News
Recent faculty in the news include: Dr. Norin Dollard on 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book, Dr. Donna Cohen on suicide pacts and Dr. Karen Berkman on safety bracelets for individual with autism.
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Florida needs to continue to improve to catch up to other states’ gains.
CFS's Steve Roggenbaum to Serve as Vice Chairperson for the Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition
The Coalition works to develop and implement suicide prevention, intervention and postvention strategies and programs in the state of Florida.
After nearly 59 years of marriage, Joe and Jean Subers die together: Dr. Donna Cohen Interviewed by Gainesville Sun
Dr. Cohen is one of the foremost authorities on how older persons and family members cope with aging and chronic illness. According to her research, an elderly murder-suicide occurs about every two weeks in Florida, which has one of the nation's highest percentages of seniors in its population.
Dr. Elizabeth Perkins Awarded Fellow Status from the Gerontological Society of America
GSA is the world's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging.
Maricel Hernandez, CFS Fiscal & Business Specialist, Receives USF Outstanding Staff Awards
Each year, the University of South Florida System's Outstanding Staff Awards Program recognizes exceptional employees who demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of excellence and a level of performance that exceeds the values and standards of the university.

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