Faculty & Staff


The Administration Core serves as the hub of support for the Department of Child & Family Studies, and represents a collection of expertise to support projects, research, training and service activities for the department, de la Parte institute, the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences and the University of South Florida.
Child and Family Behavioral Health (CFBH)
The Division of Child and Family Behavioral Health (CFBH) is composed of faculty and staff engaged in research and evaluation of children’s behavioral health services as well as training, technical assistance, and knowledge sharing that supports, improves, and sustains programs and systems that serve children and their families.
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC)
The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC)  engages in a variety of research, training, technical assistance, and policy projects and programs that affect the range and quality of supports and services available to enhance the lifestyles of individuals with disabilities, persons who may be at risk, and their families. FCIC projects and programs encourage and facilitate community participation and inclusion through collaboration among agencies, individuals, and families.
USF Rightpath Research and Innovation Center

Transforming education at district, state, and national levels through our research.

Division Profiles

PBS: A Proven Approach in Schools Results in Fewer Referrals and Suspensions

One of the primary initiatives of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC), housed within the Department of Child and Family Studies, is the area of Positive Behavior Support (PBS).

Dr. Elizabeth Perkins Appointed Associate Director of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities

She will be involved in program leadership and supervision of activities related to the 5-year plan of the Center.

USF Faculty Researchers and Clinicians Form the ASDnet to Increase Support for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Members of ASDnet work together across USF disciplines to ensure that individuals with ASD have access to evidence-based interventions, services, and supports.

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