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CFS Completes Ninth Evaluation for Pinellas County's Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative
Thursday, June 26, 2003 The report, "Evaluation of the Early Childhood Consultation Services & Partnership Programs", describes the Early Childhood Consultation Services and Partnership Programs, funded by the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative grant to Pinellas County, Florida.
GEAR-UP Summer Program Goes to Class at USF
Monday, June 16, 2003 A group of approximately eighty-five students in the GEAR UP program from Blake High School had the experience of campus life at the University of South Florida during a three-week academic, social and cultural enrichment program.
CFS Staff Highlighted in June Edition of Children's Board THINK Newsletter
Monday, June 9, 2003 Norin Dollard, Glen Dunlap and Lise Fox were recently highlighted in a Children's Board of Hillsborough County publication, THINK About the Children. The newsletter, produced by the Tampa Hillsborough Integrated Network for Kids (THINK) project, provides updates on THINK activities. THINK funds services and supports for a system of care for Hillsborough County's children with serious emotional disorders (SED) and their families.
CFS Chair Robert Friedman Serves As Panelist at Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum
Friday, June 6, 2003 CFS Chair Robert Friedman was a panelist at the recent Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum, held every May in Atlanta for Georgia's mental health organizations.
CFS Workshops Foster Knowledge Exchange for the Nation's System of Care Program Sites
Sunday, May 25, 2003 This spring, workshops conducted by CFS faculty will support continued improvement in the nation's child mental health service delivery systems. These workshops apply findings from national research and evaluation projects to the real-life complexities of establishing and maintaining community-based systems of care (SOC) for children with serious emotional/behavioral disabilities and their families.
CFS's Richard Briscoe Receives Community Leadership Award
Sunday, May 25, 2003 Congratulations to CFS's Richard Briscoe, who recently received the Community Leadership Award at the Seventh Annual Harvest of Hope Awards Celebration, sponsored by the Tampa Bay Academy of Hope, Inc.
Children's Mental Health Services: Finding Help In Your Own Back Yard
Monday, May 5, 2003 Recognizing that informal helping networks already exist within many neighborhoods and communities, the EQUIPO project has developed specialized training for "natural helpers" such as neighbors and family members to enable them to partner with formal service providers in an effort to establish a comprehensive neighborhood system of care. This training focuses on the fundamentals of collaboration, community building, and team work.
Special Issue on Children's Mental Health Policy Guest Edited by CFS's Mario Hernandez
Friday, April 4, 2003 In March, the Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders released a special issue on children's mental health policy. Guest edited by Department of Child and Family Studies' faculty member Mario Hernandez, this issue addresses the impact of values and principles inherent in the systems of care (SOC) approach on formation of national child mental health policy.
Center for the Study of Children's Futures Releases Latest Information on Florida's Children and Teen Mothers
Friday, April 4, 2003 Two new publications at the Center for the Study of Children's Futures, located within the Department of Child and Family Studies, reveal the latest information gathered on Florida's children and teen mothers.
When Evidence-based Practice Leaves Home: The Relationship Between Culture and Fidelity
Monday, March 3, 2003 What does it takes to disseminate and implement programs nationally in ways that enhance fidelity and cultural competence? On March 5 & 6, a meeting organized by the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN), and supported financially by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, consisted of cultural competency experts and evidence-based practitioners who worked together in finding answers to this question.
Findings Reveal Success for Early Intervention School Readiness Program
Sunday, February 2, 2003 New research findings on Florida's families were announced at the recent statewide conference of The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program. The HIPPY program is designed to increase vulnerable children's success in school, and the numbers on increased reading in the home reflect parents' increased confidence in their abilities to be teachers for their children.
Bringing Out the Best in Students Brings Out the Best in Behavior at Three Hillsborough Elementary Schools
Sunday, February 2, 2003 In today's classrooms, through the use of Positive Behavior Support (PBS), good behavior, instead of bad, gets the recognition. Through specific praise such as "Students, I like the way you are working together quietly," and "Thank you Sara for listening to the lesson," PBS programs work to define, teach, and support appropriate behaviors. PBS establishes a culture of competence within schools where students are more likely to support appropriate behavior and discourage inappropriate actions by their peers. The students not only receive recognition for good conduct during the school day, but are rewarded with special incentives and activities throughout the year.
Friedman Key Speaker for the Collaborations in Children's Mental Health Systems of Care
Sunday, February 2, 2003 Department of Child and Family Studies Chair and Professor Robert Friedman, PhD, was a key speaker at a workshop Feb. 7 by the Collaborations in Children's Mental Health Systems of Care at the Park Plaza/Westshore Hotel in Tampa.
The Health Care Reform and Tracking Project Issues New Promising Approaches Series
Friday, January 10, 2003 Tracking Behavioral Health Services to Children and Adolescents and Their Families in Publicly-Financed Managed Care Systems, written by Shelia A. Pires, is the first paper in a new series of the Health Care Reform and Tracking Project (HCRTP) co-funded by two federal agencies —the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research in the Department of Education.
CFS Staff Gear Up for Two New Projects
Friday, January 10, 2003 The management of two "Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs" (GEAR UP), which are funded by the US Department of Education and the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, have recently been transferred from the Florida Community Partnership Center to the Department of Child and Family Studies(CFS) at USF.

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