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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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  • Sharing the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
    A $2 million grant is supporting a multidisciplinary collaboration with Université d’ Etat d ’Haiti researching ways to mitigate the disease among Haitian adolescents.
  • SRI@FMHI Scholars Present Top-Notch Research Projects
    Students from the Summer Research Institute's (SRI) class of 2014 delivered top-notch research projects on Tuesday, August 5. Each year, SRI hosts a number of undergraduate students from across the nation for a 10-week summer program focused on research and education in the field of mental health and substance use disorders. Students are mentored by faculty as they structure and execute research projects and deliver their findings.
  • MHLP Assistant Professor Presents on Family Violence
    Carla Stover, PhD, presented Hostility and Substance Use in Relation to Intimate Partner Violence and Negative Parenting at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference in Portsmouth, NH, July 13-15th, 2014. She will also be presenting as part of two symposia at the American Psychological Association annual meeting in Washington DC August 10th. The first is a cross division collaborative program entitled Global Violence Against Girls and Women: From the Cradle to Older Age. She will be joined by graduate students, Erica Coates and Andrew Kiselica for the second symposium entitled Parenting of Men with Co-occurring Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Abuse.
  • CBCS Study Abroad Program Returns from Ireland
    The CBCS Ireland Study Abroad Program, Global Social Policy, Planning and Practices: Solutions to Homelessness in the U.S. and Ireland, led by Mark Engelhardt (MHLP) has successfully concluded. This 8 week course, with two weeks in Dublin, Galway and Killarney, featured collaborating faculty from Trinity College, Dr. Eoin O'Sullivan (Chair of Social Policy), Dr. Paula Mayock and Dr. Ronni Greenwood (U. of Limerick) and Dr. Sam Tsemberis (SKYPED in - Pathways to Housing - U.S.). An outstanding group of 10 USF students, representing 6 majors, were excellent ambassadors at Trinity College and on field experiences to Focus Ireland and the Simon Community, community-based providers ending homelessness. In the true Irish spirit, Trinity College will "welcome" USF back next June.
  • CBCS to Offer New Master of Science (MS) Degree in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
    The degree 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. Educational opportunities include advancement to doctoral programs in public health and the behavioral and social sciences.
  • 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.