Projects & Research
- Family Voices Florida: Statewide Family and Youth Network/Getting It Together Newsletter
- Family Voices Florida Statewide Family and Youth Networks (Statewide Family Network Grant) is committed to the development of an effective network of family and youth leadership and family organizations capable of playing a part in the transformation of the children’s mental health system to improve the lives of children and their families.
- 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 HIPPY AmeriCorps Initiative
- Through this initiative, volunteering opportunities for staff and parents are incorporated into Florida HIPPY programs and HIPPY home visitors receive educational awards to further their own education.
- Florida KIDS COUNT
- Florida KIDS COUNT serves to centralize research, public education, and outreach activities benefiting the citizens of Florida. Efforts include maintaining a repository of statistical data, the development of child well-being indicators, providing technical assistance and consultation services, linkage to comprehensive policy analysis, and research in program development.
- Florida’s Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice
- Florida’s Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice provides information, collaboration and program support to Florida’s professional child welfare stakeholders. The Center functions under the guidance of a public/private statewide Steering Committee of public/private stakeholders. Services include a fully searchable on-line knowledge base, a comprehensive video training component for professionals, and a collaboration component that serves as an interactive on-line information-sharing portal where peers and experts can interact with each other and develop on-line learning communities.
- 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.
- Healthy Transitions Initiative Process Evaluation
- The purpose of this project is to conduct a four-year process evaluation for the Healthy Transitions Initiative, working with sites to assess the fidelity of program effort related to the comprehensive transitional support model for youth and young adults.
- HIPPY AmeriCorps Evaluation
- CFS staff provide consultation to HIPPY USA and HIPPYCorps sites concerning design and implementation of the HIPPYCorp evaluation, including selection and development of assessment instruments, training on evaluation procedures and test administration, and analysis of the data.
- Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
- HIPPY is a parent involvement, school readiness program that helps parents prepare their three, four, and five year old children for success in school and beyond. The parent is provided with a set of carefully developed curricula, books and materials designed to strengthen their children’s cognitive skills, early literacy skills, and social/emotional and physical development.
- Institute for Translational Research and Education (ITRE)
- This research education project will provide a team mentoring approach with student researchers and professionals in the field. Paired with local and national experts serving as mentors, students and professionals will work together in the study of applied proven treatment programs while adapting them for various adolescent populations in a range of settings.
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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