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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.”
CFS Faculty In the News
Monday, April 10, 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.
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.
Council on Rehabilitation Education Board Extends Accreditation Period of USF's RMHC Program to 2024
Thursday, February 16, 2017 The Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling  Program at USF is dual accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), which prepares RMHC students to become licensed mental health counselors and certified rehabilitation counselors.
USF's ABA Master's Program Receives Reaccreditation by the Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board
Thursday, February 16, 2017 The Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board (BAAB) is the governance body responsible for the accreditation of training programs in behavior analysis at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The BAAB operates as a board of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and carries out its responsibilities in a manner consistent with the ABAI bylaws and articles of incorporation.
Drs. Tammy Jorgensen Smith and Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga Receive Funding to Improve Employment Outcomes for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Monday, February 13, 2017 Given early evidence regarding the promise of customized interventions by community-based Vocational Rehabilitation service practitioners, the ACCESS intervention has the potential to yield far-reaching benefits.
ABA Master's Students Publish in Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Friday, January 6, 2017 Four of our ABA master’s students have recently been published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis! Congratulations and great job Tricia Jeffries,  Heather Kelley, Haley Krantz and Carolyn Mancuso! See links to articles below.
CFS is Now Offering a Fully Online Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 The certificate coursework integrates specific learning about leadership theory and practice with broader competencies in child and adolescent behavioral health. Electives built into the certificate allow students to pursue personal interests relevant to leadership, such as family-centered interdisciplinary practice and child and adolescent behavioral health policy.
MHNR Interview on Cultural Competence in Children’s Mental Health Services: Dr. Mario Hernandez
Friday, November 4, 2016 Listen as MHNR host, Kristin Walker, interviews Dr. Mario Hernandez, Professor and Chair of the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida. Dr. Hernandez discusses the new Master of Science in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health program and ongoing research efforts within the Department.
CFS Chair Dr. Mario Hernandez Receives the “2016 Hispanic Success Story Award” from the Tampa Hispanic Services Council
Friday, September 30, 2016 Dr. Hernandez was chosen for his accomplishments in the mental health field and his advocacy and commitment to positive health outcomes for children and families.
Ercilia R. Calcano, MPH selected as a USF Hispanic Advisory Committee Pathways Awardee
Friday, September 30, 2016 She was presented the award at the USF Hispanic Heritage Celebration September 29 at the USF Marshall Center.

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