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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."
MHLP Faculty Research Associate Spotlighted
Mark Englehardt, MSW, is the current Global Faculty/Staff Spotlight on the Global Citizens Project website. Englehardt leads a USF Study Abroad Program to Ireland: Global Social Policy, Planning, and Practices : Solutions to Homelessness in the U.S. and Ireland.
In one study, Donna Cohen, PhD, a professor in the department of child and family studies at the University of South Florida, found that young caregivers reported a significantly higher incidence of anxiety or stress symptoms (Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 2012).
Destination Dignity: The Importance of Dignity and Rights for Persons with Mental Illnesses
August 24 is the beginning of the Dignity March, a campaign by Mental Health America to bring attention to the stigma, shame and discrimination experienced daily by persons with mental illnesses. On any given day in the United States, 1 in every 5 persons, more than 60 million Americans, will experience mental illnesses and substance use conditions.
Research Assistant Professor Norín Dollard Profiled on WUSF
As Co-director of Florida KIDS COUNT, she commented on the newly released national KIDS COUNT Data Book, which revealed that while Florida ranked 37th in overall child well-being, the state showed improvement in measures of health over a five-year period from 2008 to 2013.
CARD-USF to Host ASD and Mental Health Conference
CARD-USF is pleased to bring this important conference on autism spectrum disorder and mental health to professionals and families.
CORE and CACREP Sign Plan of Merger for Unified Accreditation Process
The Plan represents several years of discussions on strengthening the counseling profession through the establishment of a single unified accreditation process for counselor preparation programs.
Professor Raymond Miltenberger Featured on Dateline NBC Regarding Gun Safety
Dr. Raymond Miltenberger, professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, and the Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis programs at USF, was featured on the NBC Dateline segment June 21 featuring kids and gun safety.
FMHI Executive Director Dr. Mary Armstrong Provides Testimony before the Florida House of Representatives Sub-Committee on Children, Families and Seniors
Her testimony provided an overview of strengths, challenges, and recommendations for Florida’s mental health system of care.