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USF Florence Italy Study Abroad Program Gets Intimate with Relationships
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 What better location than Florence Italy to take an Intimate Relationships course?  The course, which is taught by Dr. Rick Weinberg, Associate Professor in the USF Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program, is part of the USF in Florence Summer Study Abroad Program.
Evaluation Efforts in Guam Help Lead to Improved Services for Children and Adolescents
Monday, October 19, 2015 Over the last 10 years, CFS’s Kathy Lazear has been a national evaluation consultant for two of Guam’s system of care initiatives through ICF International. Lazear has made five visits to Guam, conducting system of care assessments of the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) funded projects through a Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program grant.
Dr. Ray Miltenberger Receives Prestigious Outstanding Scientific Contributions Award from FABA
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 The award was presented during the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) Conference and Awards Ceremony on October 1st.
CFS's Janet Reyes Profiled in USF Research Administrators Publication: In the Spotlight
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 In the Spotlight is a quarterly feature that recognizes specific, recent, newsworthy accomplishments of featured research administrators whose work has significantly contributed to USF’s success as a high impact, global research university.
CFS/RMHC Faculty Receive $1 Million Long-term Training Grant
Saturday, October 3, 2015 Tammy Jorgensen-Smith, PhD (PI) and Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, PhD (CI) have received a $1 million long-term training grant from the Rehabilitation Service Administration, US Department of Education to promote the recruitment, training and development of highly-qualified rehabilitation counselors to meet the high demand for public sector providers of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services.
Institute Encourages Scholars to Take Action in Adolescent Behavioral Health
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Scholars of the Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health (Institute) do more than submit research proposals addressing an adolescent behavioral health problem. They translate that research into action.The Institute, a joint program between the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health and the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, is a National Institute on Drug Abuse funded research education program allowing graduate-level scholars the opportunity to carry out their research in a tangible setting.

ABA Welcomes Third Cohort of ABA Doctoral Students
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Each year brings increasing numbers of highly qualified applicants. This year's cohort includes a prestigious McKnight Doctoral Fellow and a University Graduate Fellowship.
September: World Suicide Prevention Month
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 View letter from CFS's Steve Roggenbaum, gubernatorial appointment to Florida's Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council.
USF and Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands begin International Partnership
Monday, August 31, 2015 This partnership will provide an opportunity to strengthen collaborations, identify other potential collaborators in both the USA and The Netherlands, gain experience in the application of SWPBS across different environments within and across different cultures, and allow for the expansion of research, evaluation, and materials development across another part of the world.
Congratulations ABA Summer Masters Graduates!
Thursday, August 13, 2015 All graduates of Summer 2015 are already employed and/or continuing education for a doctoral degree.
CFS's Dr. Rose Iovannone Co-Investigator of Intervention Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Dr. Iovannone and the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities are among three centers (University of Rochester, Appalachian State University, University of South Florida) selected to develop and pilot their intervention model, Students with Autism Accessing General Education (SAAGE).
HIPPY's Early Childhood Education Pilot Program a Success in Nigeria, West Africa!
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 During June 2015, the Florida HIPPY state office participated in a three-week pilot project in Nigeria, West Africa with students from the University of Tampa who adapted the HIPPY Age Three Curriculum into an innovative model using current technology, cell phones and text messaging.
Research Assistant Professor Norín Dollard Profiled on WUSF
Thursday, July 23, 2015 As Co-director of Florida KIDS COUNT, she commented on the newly released national KIDS COUNT Data Book, which revealed that while Florida ranked 37th in overall child well-being, the state showed improvement in measures of health over a five-year period from 2008 to 2013.
Florida’s Families Continue to Struggle Economically, as Evidenced by The National Ranking of 45 in Economic Well-Being
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2015 KIDS COUNT® Data Book just released shows that while Florida is experiencing positive growth in economic trends, the number of children living in poverty continues to rise. The total number of children living in these families is 969,000 or nearly one in every four. The report also goes on to show that a third of Florida’s children are living with parents who lack secure employment.
The Center for Child Welfare Expands its Quality Parenting Training to Fourth State
Monday, July 13, 2015 The Center for Child Welfare in the Department of Child and Family Studies became a partner with the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) in Florida in 2010, and its Just In Time foster parent training program was funded through the Center’s contract with the Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF). Since that time, the QPI has expanded outside the state of Florida to California and Nevada, and has recently contracted with Ohio as a fourth state seeking additional support for foster parents.

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