Projects & Research
- 26th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference
- The 26th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference seeks to enhance the effectiveness of services and systems for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families. The conference will be held March 3rd – 6th, 2013.
- A.I.R. Child Welfare Technical Assistance Implementation Center
- This Center is evaluating all activities for the Western and Pacific Child Welfare Implementation Center (WPIC).
- Actualizing Empowerment: Developing a Framework for Partnering with Families in System Level Service Planning and Delivery
- The purpose of this study is to gain a greater understanding of the roles of families in service planning and delivery. Th e project also seeks to develop a framework for systems of care attempting to implement family driven care at the system level.
- Center for Autism and Related Disabilities CARD-USF
- The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD-USF) at the University of South Florida is a community-based project that provides information and consultation to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities. CARD at USF is one of six regional CARD sites funded by the Florida State Legislature and offers instruction and coaching to families and professionals through a training and assistance model.
- Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice — Western and Pacific Child Welfare Implementation Center (WPIC)
- Collaborate on development and maintenance of website for Western and Pacific Child Welfare Implementation Center.
- Center on the Social Emotional Foundation for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
- The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning is intended to promote the social emotional outcomes and enhance the school readiness of low-income children birth to age 5, and to serve as a national resource center for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to Head Start and Child Care programs across the country. The Center is a jointly funded by the Office of Head Start and the Child Care Bureau, under the auspices of the children on Children, Youth, and Families at the U.S. Department on Health and Human Services.
- Child & Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and Service Process Adherence to Needs and Strengths (SPANS) Component
- S4KF serves children, youth, and families that vary in the complexity of their needs and strengths from early intervention programs to more intensive intervention.
- Child Welfare Prepaid Mental Health Plan (CW-PMHP) Study
- This Study examines various outcomes (e.g., foster care outcomes, mental health functioning, justice system involvement) for children enrolled in the Florida Child Welfare Prepaid Mental Health Plan (CW-PMHP. The study also examines the needs and experiences of youth served under the CW-PMHP that are transitioning to adulthood and the strategies utilized by providers to address those needs.
- Children’s Home Society Case Management Baseline Assessment Study
- This Study is assessing the child welfare case management services provided by Children’s Home Society (CHS) of Florida through their statewide program.
- Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS)/USF Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) Collaboration
- The purpose of the collaboration is to develop a partnership of engaged scholarship in areas of shared interest, utilizing key faculty across CFS who take a liaison role in facilitating collaboration between CFS and CHS, exploring potential research opportunities and facilitating teams of individuals interested in working together (on a number of topics such as birth to 5, child abuse, foster care placement stability, trauma informed care, and organizational infrastructure).
The article discusses findings related to the use of the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce Model with Families of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The Florida HIPPY Training and Technical Assistance Center has received approximately $1.2 million in funding from the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County to expand a national home visitation, evidence-based program that focuses on parent involvement and school readiness.
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