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CFS Faculty Among CBCS Researchers to Complete Study of Sarasota County Child and Youth Mental Health Services
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 This evaluation is a culmination of several efforts in Sarasota County over the past two decades that have set the stage for a large-scale initiative for understanding and improving mental health care among children, youth, and young adults in the county.
CFS Faculty In the News
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 CFS faculty regularly share expertise in areas of their research interests.
Congratulations to RMHC for Ranking Among U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools for Rehabilitation Counseling!
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 As part of the U.S. News & World Report's release of Best Graduate Schools 2020, RMHC was among several graduate programs at USF to make the high ranking.
10,000 Copies of Article on Suicide Prevention Co-authored by CFS's Steve Roggenbaum Sent to Florida Law Enforcement
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 According to the article, Law Enforcement Suicides: Protect Ourselves, Protect Each Other, published in the Fall Edition of FSA’s (Florida Sheriff’s Association), between 13 and 18 percent of officers struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Additionally, in 2016, 108 police officers died by suicide, with an average of 17 years on the job (The National Study of Police Suicides, 2018.)
Dr. Liz Perkins' Presidential Address at the AAIDD Conference Now Available Online
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Dr. Liz Perkins, FCIC's Associate Director is the current president of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. During AAIDD's national conference, she gave her presidential address on the topic of "Reaffirming Diversity and Inclusion." Now published in one of the three AAIDD Journals, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, her address shares how her personal and professional experiences have shaped her views regarding inclusion.
CFS Faculty and Staff Publish Article on Neurodiversity in HR Florida Review Magazine
Monday, November 26, 2018 Neurodiversity is a term that describes people who think differently, see the world from varying perspectives, or who pick up the details of a task that others may have missed.
CARD-USF Recognized at Mayor's Alliance for Persons with Disabilities Award Luncheon
Monday, November 19, 2018 The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida (CARD-USF) and their innovative project, the Autism Friendly Business Initiative, was nominated for the Joe Sanchez, Jr. Leadership Award.
CFS's Making Connections Team Raising Funds and Awareness for Men's Mental Health
Monday, November 19, 2018

The entire Making Connections Evaluation team from the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences and CFS have committed to walk 60 miles in recognition of the Movember Foundation’s focus on men's health. While doing so, they hope to raise $600 dollars for the Foundation, which encourages running or walking 60 miles to recognize the 60 men lost to suicide each hour, every hour.

Dr. Trina Spencer Trains Specialists to Work with Children with Autism in Minsk, Belarus
Thursday, November 8, 2018 Dr. Spencer, from the USF Rightpath Research and Innovation Center, recently traveled to Minsk, Belarus as part of a humanitarian group to help build capacity of Belarusians’ to work with young children with autism.
USF Part of $32.6 Million Grant for Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Friday, November 2, 2018 While the Center has been funded consistently since 1997, it will now begin a fifth five-year cycle of federal funding with the largest amount ever allocated for its efforts.
Dr. William Kearns Invited Speaker for Conferences on Aging in China and South Korea
Monday, October 29, 2018 Both programs featured cutting-edge products and services related to the field of gerontechnology.
Mindy Stevens, Director at CARD-USF, Moderated a Panel Discussion for WEDU Public Media
Friday, October 26, 2018 The panel discussion for WEDU Public Media at the Glazer Children's Museum concerned the impact of PBS shows and others for children with autism.
Online Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis Prepares Students for BCBA Certification
Thursday, October 25, 2018

For recent graduates and professionals interested in becoming behavior analysts, USF’s online master’s program provides a convenient path to BCBA certification and career advancement.

Dr. Karen Berkman on WUSF: Autistic Children Face Medicaid Snags For Therapy
Friday, October 19, 2018 Karen Berkman, the executive director for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida, said ABA is widely used to help people with autism control harmful behaviors and learn to communicate better.
Educators from The Netherlands visit USF to Learn Firsthand about the FLPBIS Approach for Supporting Student Behavior
Friday, October 12, 2018 The Dutch visitors were comprised of educators (special education and general education teachers), school principals, administrators, PBIS coaches and researchers from Belgium and Windesheim University in Zwolle, The Netherlands, where Dr. George established an international research partnership through USF World in 2016.

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