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State Training Teams Meet to Discuss Challenging Behaviors Students Bring in Today's Classrooms
Thursday, August 8, 2002 At a recent meeting of the State Training Team Network of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Positive Behavioral Support (RRTC-PBS) held the week of August 19th, training teams from 23 states met to discuss ways in helping expand the support teachers, related services personnel, administrators, and family members need to address the challenging behaviors students bring in today's classrooms.
CFS Helps Communities Help Themselves
Thursday, November 22, 2001 Last July, federal funding from the Office of Rural Health Policy was provided to the Southwest Rural Health Research Center at Texas A&M University to conduct research on access to health issues for the Latino population. One of the grant's six studies was proposed by CFS's Ricardo Contreras and Marlynn May of Texas A&M.
HIPPY USA Selects Florida HIPPY Technical Assistance and Training Center as National Evaluator
Sunday, November 11, 2001 The Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) was established in the United States in 1984 and now serves more than 15,000 families in many urban, suburban, or rural areas across the country. HIPPY goals include increasing the chances of positive early school experiences among children who may be educationally at risk, empower parents to view themselves as primary educators of their children, and create an educational environment in the home that encourages literacy.
A Look at Children's Challenging Behaviors:OSEP Funds Two New Centers for DARES
Sunday, November 11, 2001 With drastically changing conditions for teaching and learning in both general and special education classes, the public demand for improved learning and behavioral outcomes has become more pressing, especially in the early school years. In order to address this issue, a new center, led by researchers at the University of Oregon, will collaborate with five research organizations (CFS is one) to conduct and coordinate research and demonstrations across 90 schools and five states. This five–year project will focus on children K-3 who are identified as having great difficulty learning to read or who exhibit serious problem behaviors.
CARD Gears up for 2001/2002 Teacher Partnership Program
Wednesday, October 10, 2001 The Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with Autism is now in its third year and currently accepting applications for the 2001-2002 school year. Funded by the DOE's Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services, the program is designed to offer training and technical assistance to teachers who wish to enhance the educational program for students with autism in a general or special education program.
Neighborhoods Show Positive Results From ChangeMakers and Puentes Collaborative Initiatives
Wednesday, October 10, 2001 Under the umbrella of the Tampa Hillsborough Integrated Network for Kids (THINK) project, The EQUIPO: Puentes Parents and ChangeMaker's of Neighborhoods United groups have been busy with numerous training activities. Designed to bring together formal and informal helpers of children with serious emotional disturbances and their families, the EQUIPO/ChangeMakers are working to create avenues to encourage neighborhood-based care. One of the avenues is relying on informal/natural helpers – people living within the neighborhood who naturally provide emotional and moral support to other families in need. Since they are in a better position to establish links with families, these informal helpers work closely with formal service providers.
CFS Helps Create More Opportunities for Summer Fun for Students with Disabilities
Tuesday, October 9, 2001 For parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs, summertime doesn't usually mean fun camps and great recreational opportunities. Often, since children with special needs require a higher level of direct care than is typically found in school-aged summer programs, they are denied access to the programs that serve their typically developing peers, making this especially difficult for working parents who rely on out-of-school care during summer months. Family financial constraints, geographic locations of childcare facilities, and inexperienced staff also add to the difficulties of placing children with special needs in a quality childcare environment.
CFS Chosen as Partner For National Resource Center
Saturday, October 6, 2001 CFS has just become a partner in a new four-year program to help create a national resource center that will identify and implement practices that promote children's social and emotional competence. With funding provided by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the University of Illinois will serve as coordinating center. USF will partner with the University of Colorado at Denver, the University of Connecticut, Education Development Corporation and Tennessee Voices for Children as subcontractors.
CFS Conducts Research on Florida's Foster Children
Sunday, September 9, 2001 CFS's Consortium for Child Welfare Studies has partnered with the Florida Department of Children and Families to conduct ongoing analysis of Florida's administrative child protection data. As part of that analysis, intended to provide state and community-level stakeholders with information about Florida's foster system, Rick Brown, Lodi Lipien, Victor Trinidad, and Svetlana Yampolskaya have recently completed a report on Florida's foster children. Measuring the Length of Stay Experiences of Florida's Foster Children focuses on the length of stay in foster care and the flow of children into and out of the foster system. John D. Fluke, along with CFS's Paul Greenbaum and Mario Hernandez provided consultation.
Reaching Out Together Receives Funds to Go Statewide
Wednesday, August 8, 2001 Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties are getting relief from the shortage of quality service providers, thanks to the Reaching Out Together: Paraprofessional Training Project, housed within CFS's Division of Applied Research and Educational Support (DARES). The project began July 15, 2000 with the primary goal of recruiting and training individuals as paraprofessional Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver providers.
New Grant for DARES Will Help Prepare Early Childhood Professionals Better Meet the Needs of Children with Problem Behavior
Saturday, July 7, 2001 In a new project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, CFS and Florida State University, Departments of Special Education and Communication Disorders will work together to improve educational supports and services for young children with challenging behavior. State-of-the-art instructional technology will be developed for professionals in early childhood special education programs.
Preparing For Tomorrow: CFS Provides a TIP to Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties
Saturday, July 7, 2001 Congratulations to CFS's Rusty Clark and his team, who have just received a three-year, $538,918 Federal Grant from the US Dept of Education - OSERS to further develop his model related to the transition of youth with emotional and behavioral challenges.
CFS Evaluates Capital One Leadership Grant
Friday, June 8, 2001 As Co-PI's, CFS staff Mario Hernandez and Ruby Joseph will be evaluating the Capital One Leadership Grant (COLG). This project brings together five local not-for-profit agencies: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Corporation to Develop Communities, Francis House, Hillsborough County Center of Excellence and the National Conference for Community and Justice. As its main goal of identifying and implementing programs that promote resiliency in youth, COLG is committed to helping kids understand their potential by providing positive opportunities that help them expand their thinking and experiences.
Children with Problem Behavior: CFS Offers Help in Three New Projects - Inclusive Early Childhood Programs
Wednesday, June 6, 2001 The US Department of Education has provided funding for a three-year grant that will allow staff from the Division of Applied Research and Educational Support (DARES) within the Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) to study three inclusive early childhood programs. The study, Ecological Support for Young Children with Challenging Behavior, Their Peers, and Teachers, will examine how young children, with and without disabilities, learn work and play together. It will focus on developing an understanding of how children with challenging behaviors can best learn to participate positively with peers and teachers in a classroom setting.
Lessons for a Caring Community: CFS Goes to Summer School
Wednesday, June 6, 2001 In order to promote and provide a more stable environment for special needs adoptive children, the Office of Family Safety within the Department of Children and Families has provided $158,563 for CFS's Banyan Family Center to conduct training at eight Florida sites for adoptive families, professionals, and Departmental staff.

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