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Second Florida IV-E Waiver Evaluation Report Reveals Policy Recommendations and Profiles Innovative Programs
Friday, November 16, 2007 The Florida Department of Children and Families has contracted with CFS to evaluate the state's IV-E Waiver Demonstration program which allows Florida's 20 Community-Based Care lead agencies to spend federal dollars previously earmarked for out-of-home care on an array of prevention and diversion services.
CFS's Dr. Mary Armstrong is Elected to Serve as Director at Large of the American Orthopsychiatric Association
Thursday, November 15, 2007 "Ortho" provides a common ground for collaborative study, research, and knowledge exchange among individuals from a variety of disciplines engaged in preventive, treatment, and advocacy approaches to mental health.
Dr. Ray Miltenberger Selected to Receive the American Psychological Association's 2008 Distinguished Contributions to Applied Behavior Analysis Award
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Dr. Miltenberger's contributions to the field will be recognized at the 2008 APA convention, to be held August 14 - 17, 2008 in Boston, MA. In addition to receiving the award, Dr. Miltenberger will be an invited presenter.
NIRN Plays Important Role in SAMHSA's Inaugural Science to Service Award Initiative
Friday, November 2, 2007 With coordination from FMHI's National Research Implementation Network (NIRN), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recognized 20 organizations for providing exemplary evidence-based interventions to benefit consumers and communities.
Dr. Mario Hernandez Serves as Member of Steward Group to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health Care
Thursday, October 25, 2007 Supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the NNED is a network of national and local associations and organizations dedicated to improving behavioral health services for culturally, racially and ethnically diverse populations in the United States.
ABA Students to Provide 30,000 Community Service Hours
Friday, October 12, 2007 In one year, 19 students in the Masters' Program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) provided more than 15,000 hours of needed services in the Tampa Bay community, and an additional 30,000 will be provided by the end of the 2008 summer semester. These hours are part of the practicum training required for certification.
CFS's Dr. Allison Pinto Provides Testimony at Congressional Hearing on Abuse and Neglect of Youth in Private Residential Facilities
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Dr. Allison Pinto was invited to testify before the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, in an October 10 hearing on "Cases of Child Neglect and Abuse at Private Residential Treatment Facilities."
3.5 Million Awarded to Establish Center for Early Intervention
Thursday, September 27, 2007 Two USF Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) Research Professors have secured a five-year, $3.5 million award from the US Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to establish a national center for improving the social, emotional, and behavioral functioning of young children with or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities.
Governor Crist Appoints CFS's Steve Roggenbaum to the Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council
Saturday, September 1, 2007 Earlier this year, Governor Crist signed House Bill 139 establishing the Council to serve in an advisory capacity to the Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention.
Residential Treatment Programs for Youth: CFS Staff Lead Efforts in Policy Reform
Monday, August 27, 2007 A web-based survey developed by Interim Chair Mario Hernandez is now being distributed nationwide to psychologists in order to learn more about current state licensing and monitoring.
The First Six Months: Initial Report Sets Baseline for Florida's IV-E Waiver Program
Friday, August 24, 2007 Since 2001, CFS has conducted the annual evaluation of Florida's privatized child welfare, the community based care program.
Summer Field School Program Opens Community Doors: Graduate Students Gain Expertise in Actual Research Settings
Thursday, August 9, 2007 Faculty and USF graduate students have wrapped up an intensive training program aimed at assessing and ultimately improving the condition of current and future communities.
Florida's Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice Registers Nearly 3900 Users in First Month
Thursday, August 2, 2007 The Center was established provide needed information and support to Florida’s professional child welfare stakeholders.
CFS Expands the Knowledge of PBS Internationally
Thursday, June 21, 2007 A collaborative partnership between FMHI and Kongju National University (KNU) in South Korea has provided increased opportunities for DARES staff to expand the knowledge of positive behavior support (PBS) internationally.
New Publication Provides Road Map for System Transformation for Family Members, Educators, and Mental Health Professionals
Tuesday, June 12, 2007 A new report released from the Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health addresses challenges related to the welfare and functioning of America's families and their children.

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