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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 Update
    Get the latest update on the activities of the Institute
  • Spring 2016 Deadline Approaching: Apply Now for the Online Master of Science (MS) Degree in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
    The fully online Master of Science (MS) Degree in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health (MSCABH) program in the Department of Child & Family Studies prepares professionals to serve in public and non-profit agencies and schools that work with diverse children and adolescents experiencing behavioral health challenges and their families. Four concentrations are available. October 15 is the deadline to apply for Spring 2016.
  • November 5th, 2015 Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Glen Dunlap Presents Perspectives on Challenging Behavior: Past, Present and Future
    Formerly a professor with the University of South Florida and the Department of Child & Family Studies, Dr. Glen Dunlap is internationally recognized for his contributions to science in the areas of applied behavior analysis, positive behavior support, early intervention, developmental disabilities and family support. His legacy at USF includes establishing the first Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and providing leadership in the development of numerous research, training, and technical assistance projects.
  • October 30th: Mental Health, Guns & Violence Colloquium
    The colloquium will provide current research-based information regarding the intersections between individuals with mental health problems, the use of guns, and violent acts.
  • MHLP Faculty to Consult on NICHD R21
    Celia Lescano, PhD, and Kathy Moore, PhD, both Research Associate Professors in the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy, are consultants on a newly-funded R21 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) entitled, "Juvenile Court Approaches to Reduce Reproductive Health Disparities."
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