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Positive Responses Result in Second Positive Beginnings Training Series for Educators of Young Children with Challenging Behavior
Wednesday, September 10, 2003 Designed to improve services and results for children with challenging behavior, the Positive Beginnings Series is part of the Meeting the Challenge: Building Capacity of Early Care and Education Provider project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
CFS Staff Contribute to Article on Evaluation Efforts of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative (SS/HSI) in Pinellas County, FL.
Monday, August 25, 2003 Published in the journal, Psychology in the Schools, this article describes Pinellas County's plan to address issues such as school suspensions, dropouts, delinquency cases and reports of child abuse and neglect, and highlights the instrumental role played by evaluators and psychologists.
Teen Suicide Prevention: CFS Helps Prepare Florida's Schools
Sunday, August 10, 2003 As part of Florida's goal to decrease the incidence of teen suicide by one third, a panel of experts recently met in Tampa to help provide guidelines for the development of a school-based suicide prevention tool kit.
Monograph Now Available: Crafting Logic Models for Systems of Care: Ideas Into Action
Tuesday, July 22, 2003 A monograph designed to provide a guide for communities engaged in developing systems of care has just been completed by CFS's Mario Hernandez and Sharon Hodges.
A look at Teasing and Bullying: CFS's Kathi Armstrong and Katheryne Downes contribute to article in Contemporary Pediatrics
Sunday, July 20, 2003 A recent article published in Contemporary Pediatrics addresses the significant and long-lasting health and mental health problems that teasing and bullying can cause.
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.

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