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Florida Ranks 40th in Latest National Report for Overall Child Well-Being
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
State’s children continue to face serious obstacles despite impressive improvements in health insurance coverage. Read state press release. Read Florida KIDS COUNT Blog.
Letter: 2017 Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
Thursday, May 4, 2017 The College of Behavioral & Community Sciences at the University of South Florida applauds Mayor Bob Buckhorn for joining mayors and governors throughout the nation proclaiming Thursday, May 4th as National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Read letter from CFS faculty Drs. Mary Armstrong and Mario Hernandez.
Dr. Ray Miltenberger Receives CBCS Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award
Thursday, May 4, 2017 This award recognizes faculty who demonstrate the highest level of quality in the mentoring of graduate students in teaching, research, and service. Dr. Miltenberger has mentored 50 master's students to graduation since the inception of the ABA master's program in 2006.
St. Petersburg College, Clearwater Campus Opens The Learning Academy for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 The Learning Academy at the University of South Florida is a customized transition program that assists in preparing young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder for employment.
Dr. Ray Miltenberger Presents Keynote Address at Kansas ABA
Monday, April 24, 2017 USF’s ABA Program Director Dr. Raymond Miltenberger gave the Keynote Address April 22 at the Kansas Association for Behavior Analysis 2017 Annual Conference in Overland Park, Kansas. The title of his presentation was “Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Research on Teaching Safety Skills.”
City of Tampa Partners with CARD USF on Autism Friendly Tampa Initiative
Monday, April 10, 2017

Members of CARD-USF were recognized by Mayor Bob Buckhorn during his State of the City Address on April 4 as he announced their partnership and the city's new Autism Friendly initiative.

Fourth Year ABA Doctoral Students have Long List of Research Accomplishments!
Friday, April 7, 2017 How productive are our PhD students? Just take a look at our fourth year ABA doctoral student research accomplishments!  Great work Bryon Miller, Lindsey Slattery, Leslie Singer, Mallory Quinn, Sindy Sanchez and Diego Valbuena!
USF Receives $1.6 Million Grant to Continue Efforts to Address Drug Abuse and Related Behavioral Health Concerns of Children and Adolescents
Sunday, April 2, 2017 Adolescent drug and substance use is a significant public health problem in the United States. To address this serious issue, a successful research education program that provides skills for graduate level students and professionals to address drug abuse and related behavioral health concerns of children and adolescents will continue at the University of South Florida, thanks to a second funding cycle from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
USF's Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Practicum Fair A Great Success!
Friday, March 3, 2017 Many thanks to each of the practicum sites who attended the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Field Placement Fair February 22. What a great turnout!
Tampa Interbay Rotary Club Provides Scholarship Fund through Annual Cycling for Autism Event
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Since 2010, the Tampa Interbay Rotary Club Cycling for Autism Fundraising event has raised over $165,000 to support programs in the Tampa Bay community focused on helping individuals with autism and their families. They have supported CARD-USF’s many efforts in the community, as well as a scholarship fund for students in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at USF.
Council on Rehabilitation Education Board Extends Accreditation Period of USF's RMHC Program to 2024
Thursday, February 16, 2017 The Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling  Program at USF is dual accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), which prepares RMHC students to become licensed mental health counselors and certified rehabilitation counselors.
USF's ABA Master's Program Receives Reaccreditation by the Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board
Thursday, February 16, 2017 The Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board (BAAB) is the governance body responsible for the accreditation of training programs in behavior analysis at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The BAAB operates as a board of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and carries out its responsibilities in a manner consistent with the ABAI bylaws and articles of incorporation.
Drs. Tammy Jorgensen Smith and Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga Receive Funding to Improve Employment Outcomes for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Monday, February 13, 2017 Given early evidence regarding the promise of customized interventions by community-based Vocational Rehabilitation service practitioners, the ACCESS intervention has the potential to yield far-reaching benefits.
ABA Master's Students Publish in Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Friday, January 6, 2017 Four of our ABA master’s students have recently been published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis! Congratulations and great job Tricia Jeffries,  Heather Kelley, Haley Krantz and Carolyn Mancuso! See links to articles below.
CFS is Now Offering a Fully Online Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 The certificate coursework integrates specific learning about leadership theory and practice with broader competencies in child and adolescent behavioral health. Electives built into the certificate allow students to pursue personal interests relevant to leadership, such as family-centered interdisciplinary practice and child and adolescent behavioral health policy.

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