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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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  • MHLP Assistant Professor Accepted as GUMSHOE Fellow
    Dr. Kyaien O. Conner from Mental Health Law and Policy was accepted as a 2016 Fellow in the highly competitive NIH funded GUMSHOE program. GUMSHOE (Grant writing Uncovered: Maximizing Strategies, Help, Opportunities, Experiences) is one of four professional development-training programs that is committed to increasing the number of people from diverse backgrounds successfully obtaining NIH grants.
  • Dr. Kathleen Moore to Receive Three Year Award to Evaluate the Hillsborough County Veteran Treatment Court
    Hillsborough County's 13th Judicial Circuit Court received a SAMHSA drug court award of $972,300 for three years in partnership with the Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office (DACCO), the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital, and the University of South Florida's Dept. of Mental Health Law and Policy. The new enhancement focuses specifically on Veteran's Treatment Court clients (males and females) who have substance abuse dependence requiring placement in residential treatment services, and who may have post-traumatic stress or another mental health disorder. Dr. Moore will oversee the evaluation component of the grant that will focus on both process measures and program outcomes and will include collection of both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • CJMHSA Technical Assistance Center Expansion
    In 2007 the Florida Legislature created the Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Technical Assistance Center at USF (FMHI) within the Department of Mental Health, Law and Policy (Chapter 394.659). Mark Engelhardt, CJMHSA TA Center Director and PI is pleased to announce the expansion of the CJMHSA TA Center with an executed contract with the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Office in the amount of $500,000 per year for the next five years.
  • MHLP Assistant Professor Accepted as GUMSHOE Fellow
    Dr. Kyaien O. Conner from Mental Health Law and Policy was accepted as a 2016 Fellow in the highly competitive NIH funded GUMSHOE program. GUMSHOE (Grant writing Uncovered: Maximizing Strategies, Help, Opportunities, Experiences) is one of four professional development-training programs that is committed to increasing the number of people from diverse backgrounds successfully obtaining NIH grants.
  • MHLP Assistant Professor Conducts Workshop at National Prevention Network Conference
    Khary Rigg, PhD, recently conducted a workshop at the National Prevention Network Conference with prevention specialists, policymakers, and clinicians about the drug MDMA, also known as ecstasy or molly.
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