Projects & Research
- 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.
- Culturally Competent Community-Based Research within Neighborhoods (East Tampa)
- The East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership provides leadership and oversight in transforming East Tampa into a neighborhood of vibrant residential, commercial, social and cultural life through the implementation of the East Tampa Community Redevelopment Plan.
- EQUIPO Leadership Training
- EQUIPO is a front-line practice strategy. The EQUIPO curriculum is designed to strengthen the partnership between natural helpers in the community and formal service providers.
- 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.
- 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).
- Online Learning in Children’s Mental Health
- Cutting-edge research is presented by nationally known subject experts in policy and practice in children’s behavioral health. Three series including building effective systems of care in children’s mental health, creating effective child and family teams, and reducing mental health disparities are currently being disseminated. Online courses will be utilized by University faculty and community partners to develop their workforce at both the pre-service and in-service levels.
- RAICES: Resources, Advocacy, Integration, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Services
- The RAICES project was funded to develop a training curriculum that integrates the promotora outreach model with the local school-based case management program, known as the Family and School Support Team (FASST) to support families. This project is complete but being disseminated.
- 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.
- Technical Assistance & Training: Organizational Cultural Competence
- Racial and ethnic minorities are a growing segment of the U.S. population and currently are either underserved and/or inappropriately served in the mental health system. CFS offers a variety of resources and technical assistance support for organizations and systems in need of identifying organizational strategies that operationalize cultural competence.
- 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.
- Theory-driven Evaluation for the Children’s Mental Health Initiative – Phases VI and VII
- The purpose of this component of the National Evaluation is to build community capacity for system development by supporting community-driven planning, data-driven decision making, and evidence-based technical assistance through the use of theory-driven logic model development. This effort builds upon more than 10 years of established work on theory of change and logic model development in funded system of care communities.
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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