Projects & Research
- Community Workshop: Youth Suicide Prevention-A Community Approach
- This interactive one or two day workshop provides an opportunity for community and school representatives to gain knowledge and skill in planning a community approach to youth suicide prevention. Individuals with accurate information can be better prepared to identify youth at risk for suicide, demonstrate caring behavior, and refer or link youth to appropriate resources.
- Community-Based Alternatives to Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities/Evaluation
- In order to find alternatives to placement in Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) so that children can thrive in their own homes and communities, the five-year demonstration project, Community-Based Alternatives to Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities, will enable the Florida Department of Children and Families, in collaboration with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to develop a comprehensive package of community-based services.
- Decreasing Adolescent Suicidality through a Multiple Component Suicide Prevention Program: Linking Adolescents at Risk to Mental Health Services
- This project will be used to evaluate and refine the suicide prevention program at several high schools in the Albuquerque Public Schools system. It will provide an opportunity to evaluate the implementation and outcome of a Multiple Component Suicide Prevention Program (MCSPP) across several large urban schools with large Hispanic and Native American populations (two groups at very high risk of adolescent suicidality).
- Development of an Intervention Model to Improve Educational Outcomes of Youth in Foster Care by Decreasing Runaway Behavior (RUN Grant)
- RUN Grant is developing an intervention model for decreasing runaway behavior of youth in foster care and improving educational outcomes.
- Many Faces of Trauma: Community Engaged Trauma Research
- These initiatives are intended to facilitate development of partnerships and approaches that can remediate the psychological impact of trauma.
- Trauma Recovery Initiative for Youth (TRI) Center
- The TRI Center aims to demonstrate and evaluate the effectiveness of sustainable, culturally competent, trauma-focused interventions and trauma-informed system approaches to ameliorate adverse consequences of complex trauma experience for abused and neglected youth in foster care and other out-of-home family care in the Florida Panhandle region.
- Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide
- The Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide (The Guide) is a comprehensive, evidence-based guide designed to assist schools, in collaboration with families and community partners, in improving their suicide prevention programs or creating new ones.
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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