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 Faculty Receive Community Scholars Fellowship Program Grants
Kathy Moore, PhD, and Scott Young, PhD, were recently awarded separate grants from the USF Office of Community Engagement's Community Scholars Fellowship program.
- CBCS Faculty Profiled in RxNews Article
The article, written by faculty from the Department of Child & Family Studies, discusses findings related to the use of the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce Model with Families of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- USF Hosts Panel on National "Silver Alert" System
The USF Memory Disorders Clinic and the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute are trying to put together a national plan that focuses on ALL missing seniors -- including those who wander away from their residences or loved ones on foot.
- USF Office of Community Engagement Funds Two CFS Projects
Congratulations to CFS faculty Drs. Sharon Hodges and Teresa Nesman for receiving funding through the Research That Matters Faculty/Community Partner Grant Program, which supports research that focuses on community identified issues, and is intended to support pilot work on research projects that have the potential for a long lasting impact.
- MHLP Celebrates First Behavioral Healthcare Graduates
The Department of Mental Health Law and Policy is excited to announce that the first four graduates from the new behavioral healthcare major will be receiving their degrees in this week’s commencement ceremonies!
- ABA Program Now Offers CE Credits for BCBA and BCaBA Certificants
Courses are designed to refresh and sharpen the behavior analytic skills of the practicing BCaBA or BCBA or anyone who works with individuals with problematic behaviors.
- Erica's Story: Autism Awareness Month
Erica, a 17-year-old with high-functioning autism, has her own unique set of coping skills that most often involve a writing tool. We share her story during April's Autism Awareness Month.
- CARD Conference Celebrates 20 Years of Service to Florida Families
The annual event is Florida's premier conference on Autism Spectrum Disorder for professionals and families.