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The mission of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute is to improve the lives of people with mental, addictive, and developmental disorders through research, training, and education. Established by the Florida legislature in 1967, the Institute is recognized as Florida's premier research and training center for behavioral health services and is a recognized national leader. FMHI's behavioral health research and training projects are supported mostly through grants and contracts, with about $26 million in new awards during the last fiscal year alone. Read more.

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  • FMHI 40th Anniversary Becomes A Heartfelt and Inspiring Evening
    Complete with personal stories of struggles, inspiring testimonies and recognition of advocates who have dedicated their lives to changing our country’s understanding of mental illness and substance abuse, the evening provided a unique and motivational setting that both acknowledged the FMHI award winners while also highlighting the significant local, state and national contributions of FMHI.
  • MHLP Faculty Begin Work on DCF PATH Contract
    Mark Engelhardt (PI) and Jim Winarski have begun work on their new three year, $269,000 executed contract with the Department of Children and Families, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office in Tallahassee. This statewide training and technical assistance contract is part of the federal PATH - Projects to Assist Persons Transition from Homelessness initiative training 23 PATH providers throughout the state Regional DCF SAMH Offices, Managing Entities, service users, people in recovery, homeless coalitions and four State Treatment Facilities (state mental health civil hospitals).
  • WFLA profiles two CBCS programs working together to fast track children on the Autism spectrum into mainstream schools.
    This collaborative effort between the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF and the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters is getting global attention.
  • USF Announces New Online Graduate Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
    The University of South Florida now offers a new, comprehensive online Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to prepare professionals to work with individuals with special learning and behavior needs. ABA can help create treatment plans and supportive environments for children and adults living with a disability, mental illness, or behavioral disorders such as autism, ADHD or addiction.
  • First Cohort of Scholars in Translational Research Share Research Plans
    The certificate program is a collaborative effort between the College of Public Health and the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences and local adolescent-serving community agencies.