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Conn Memorial Foundation Honors CFS Chair Dr. Mario Hernandez for Service to the Board
Thursday, July 13, 2017 The Foundation provides leadership and grants to Hillsborough County’s nonprofits that focus on the educational achievement of children and youth in low-income neighborhoods, as well as  supporting the development of leaders who work in the nonprofit world.
CFS Faculty In the News
Monday, June 26, 2017 Recent faculty in the news include: Dr. Karen Berkman on Tampa's Autism Friendly Initiative, Dr. Mario Hernandez on cultural competence in children's mental health, and Dr. Norin Dollard on the new release of the 2016 KIDS COUNT County Data Book.
Florida Ranks 40th in Latest National Report for Overall Child Well-Being
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
State’s children continue to face serious obstacles despite impressive improvements in health insurance coverage. Read state press release. Read Florida KIDS COUNT Blog.
USF Researchers Among Presenters at Pasco County Anti-bullying Event
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Topics included the use of storytelling in combatting bullying, cyberbullying and creating positive relationships in schools.
Dr. William Kearns to Moderate Expert Panel at 2017 International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Conference
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 In his role as President of the International Society for Gerontechnology, Dr. Kearns will moderate the expert panel of internationally renowned robotocists who will discuss Using Robots to Address the Psychosocial, Health and Functional Needs of Older Adults.
New Center at USF to Focus on Early Intervention as Right Path to Success for Young Children
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 A new center has been established by the University of South Florida aimed at improving the well-being and academic success of vulnerable children in Florida, nationally and globally. The primary mission of the USF Rightpath Research and Innovation Center is to employ cutting edge research methods to develop, evaluate, and disseminate tools, strategies, and programs that elevate achievement of vulnerable children.
Letter: 2017 Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
Thursday, May 4, 2017 The College of Behavioral & Community Sciences at the University of South Florida applauds Mayor Bob Buckhorn for joining mayors and governors throughout the nation proclaiming Thursday, May 4th as National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Read letter from CFS faculty Drs. Mary Armstrong and Mario Hernandez.
Dr. Ray Miltenberger Receives CBCS Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award
Thursday, May 4, 2017 This award recognizes faculty who demonstrate the highest level of quality in the mentoring of graduate students in teaching, research, and service. Dr. Miltenberger has mentored 50 master's students to graduation since the inception of the ABA master's program in 2006.
St. Petersburg College, Clearwater Campus Opens The Learning Academy for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 The Learning Academy at the University of South Florida is a customized transition program that assists in preparing young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder for employment.
Dr. Ray Miltenberger Presents Keynote Address at Kansas ABA
Monday, April 24, 2017 USF’s ABA Program Director Dr. Raymond Miltenberger gave the Keynote Address April 22 at the Kansas Association for Behavior Analysis 2017 Annual Conference in Overland Park, Kansas. The title of his presentation was “Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Research on Teaching Safety Skills.”
City of Tampa Partners with CARD USF on Autism Friendly Tampa Initiative
Monday, April 10, 2017

Members of CARD-USF were recognized by Mayor Bob Buckhorn during his State of the City Address on April 4 as he announced their partnership and the city's new Autism Friendly initiative.

Fourth Year ABA Doctoral Students have Long List of Research Accomplishments!
Friday, April 7, 2017 How productive are our PhD students? Just take a look at our fourth year ABA doctoral student research accomplishments!  Great work Bryon Miller, Lindsey Slattery, Leslie Singer, Mallory Quinn, Sindy Sanchez and Diego Valbuena!
USF Receives $1.6 Million Grant to Continue Efforts to Address Drug Abuse and Related Behavioral Health Concerns of Children and Adolescents
Sunday, April 2, 2017 Adolescent drug and substance use is a significant public health problem in the United States. To address this serious issue, a successful research education program that provides skills for graduate level students and professionals to address drug abuse and related behavioral health concerns of children and adolescents will continue at the University of South Florida, thanks to a second funding cycle from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
USF's Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Practicum Fair A Great Success!
Friday, March 3, 2017 Many thanks to each of the practicum sites who attended the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Field Placement Fair February 22. What a great turnout!
Tampa Interbay Rotary Club Provides Scholarship Fund through Annual Cycling for Autism Event
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Since 2010, the Tampa Interbay Rotary Club Cycling for Autism Fundraising event has raised over $165,000 to support programs in the Tampa Bay community focused on helping individuals with autism and their families. They have supported CARD-USF’s many efforts in the community, as well as a scholarship fund for students in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at USF.

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