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Online MA in Applied Behavior Analysis Earns No. 1 Ranking by BestColleges
Thursday, July 18, 2019 In a recent roundup by BestColleges, USF’s online master’s in applied behavior analysis was named the best online behavioral psychology program in the U.S. This new accolade comes on the heels of a top-five program ranking by Online Psychology Degrees.
CFS faculty Dr. Rose Iovannone Presents Keynote, Sessions and Workshop at Queensland, Australia's Positive Behaviour for Learning Conference
Thursday, July 11, 2019 During June 2019, CFS faculty Dr. Rose Iovannone was a major contributor at the Queensland Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) conference held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in South Brisbane, Australia.
School-Based Mental Health Services: Distance Learning Course Offered for Fall 2019
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 This course aims to equip students with fundamental knowledge and skills related to evidence-based behavioral health prevention and intervention in schools, with an emphasis on cross systems collaboration and multi-tiered systems of services and supports. This online course is open to all graduate students.
The Learning Academy at USF and MacDonald Training Center Announce Technology Collaboration
Monday, June 24, 2019 This unique collaboration provides new educational programs in technology for people with disabilities. Students will have the opportunity to earn globally recognized industry certifications in a variety of technology fields, all with the goal of technology-based employment, one of the fastest growing sectors in Florida.
Dr. Karen Berkman Receives USF PRIDE's First Lifetime Achievement Award
Friday, May 10, 2019 She received the award during the recent USF GALA and Lavender Graduation Ceremony hosted by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
USF ABA Program Faculty and Students Present at Inaugural Pan African Congress on Autism in Nairobi, Kenya
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Dr. Kwang-Sun Blair and advisees Ashley Knochel and Rachel Sofarelli presented two papers on evidence-based interventions in ABA and the importance of cultural adaptations during the inaugural conference held in Nairobi, Kenya from April 27- 29, 2019.
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.
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.

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