Projects & Research
- 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.
- Community-Defined Evidence Project (CDEP)
- CDEP aims to evolve and contribute to a developing body of knowledge that takes into consideration cultural values and beliefs and indigenous knowledge to assess the results of practices and treatments for Latinos.
- ConnectFamilias Partnership Evaluation
- This evaluation examined a community partnership in the Little Havana community of Miami, Florida that includes a resident council, network of providers, and community health workers overseen by representative governance board. The evaluation was based on a theory of change based logic model that employs a participatory and culturally competent approach.
- Families and Children Together In Seminole (FACTS)
- The FACTS system transformation is being implemented in order to ensure that services and supports for children, youth, young adults and families are integrated across human service systems and implemented consistent with System of Care and Trauma-informed Care values and principles.
- Florida Center for Inclusive Communities-UCEDD
- The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities - University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (FCIC-UCEDD) is part of a federally-funded network of 67 Centers across the United States and territories. UCEDDs have four broad tasks: conduct interdisciplinary training, promote community service programs, provide technical assistance at all levels (from local service delivery to community and state governments), and conduct research and dissemination activities.
- Florida's Positive Behavior Support Project (PBS)
- PBS provides training and technical assistance to Florida school districts to increase their capacity to provide positive behavior support to students. Training and technical assistance are provided to implement PBS at the school, classroom, targeted group and individual student levels.
- 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.
- New Communities System Development
- This project includes system of care development activities related to technical assistance for three tasks in the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP). These tasks include technical assistance and support directly with system of care communities as well as collaboration with TAP staff on projects related to direct community support (Task 11); activities associated with the New Communities Training (Task 13); and workforce development related to online learning (Task 5).
- Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support (PWPBS)
- The Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support program provides training and technical assistance to community early childhood programs to build their capacity to effectively promote young children’s social and emotionalcompetence and address challenging behavior.
- Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health
- Funding for the Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health ended September, 2009. For 25 years, the Center supported the development of systems of care that provide access to effective care for children with mental health challenges and their families through an integrated set of research, training, consultation, and dissemination activities.
- System of Care Practice Review
- SOCPR provides a tool for assessing whether system of care principles are operationalized at the level of practice. It also provides a measure of how well the overall service delivery system is meeting the needs of children with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and their families.
- System of Care Practice Review Training (SOCPR)
- The SOCPR will support the mandate of Coordinated Access to bring mental health and developmental agencies together in the provision of case resolution and referral services through a focus on community-based, individualized and culturally competent care for children and families. This training will occur over the course of one year and will be conducted in five phases.
- Teaching Pyramid Research Project
- This project is funded by the Institute for Education Science, and is a collaborative research study conducted by investigators at Vanderbilt University, the University of South Florida, and the University of Florida.
- Theory-based Logic Models Technical Assistance and Training/CMHI National Evaluation
- The USF Logic Model Team provides technical assistance to funded system of care communities. The USF Logic Model Team has worked with many communities to craft logic models that reflect their unique contexts and theories of change.
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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