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  • Engelhardt Appointed to SAMHSA's National Expert Panel on Permanent Supportive Housing
    Mark Engelhardt (MHLP) was recently appointed to SAMHSA's national Expert Panel to review and update the SAMHSA Evidenced-Based Practices (EBP) Tool Kit on Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) for person with mental illnesses and/or co-occurring substance use disorders. Facilitated by SAMHSA and Advocates for Human Potential, ten U.S. experts have been identified to share their real world experience in translating and implementing the PSH Tool Kit since it was officially released in 2010. Meetings will be help virtually through video camera and audio for a year. MHLP has been utilizing the SAMHSA Tool Kit since it's draft stages 10 years ago through the DCF PATH Training and Technical assistance contract throughout Florida. Mark Engelhardt and Jim Winarski use SAMHSA's EBP (Evidence-based Practices) as the core curriculum for most of their trainings along with the U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead Decision and principles of consumer-directed recovery. Future directions for the Tool Kit will most likely involve expanding target populations and the EBP "Housing First".
  • FMHI Faculty Attend Roundtable on Suicide Prevention Among Veterans
    Following the release of startling statistics, several Florida agencies were invited to showcase outreach efforts designed to help prevent suicide among our nation's veterans.
  • Teaching Gun Safety Skills to Young Children
    Ray Miltenberger, PhD, BCBA, of the Department of Child and Family Studies, has created a gun injury prevention program that uses behavioral skills training (BST) and in situ training.
  • FMHI Faculty Attend Roundtable on Suicide Prevention Among Veterans
    Following the release of startling statistics, several Florida agencies gathered to showcase outreach efforts designed to help prevent suicide among our nation's veterans. Steve Roggenbaum, MA, Dr. Colleen Clark and Dr. Larry Schonfeld of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) along with CBCS Dean Julie Serovich participated in this event, titled the "Veterans Roundtable on Suicide Prevention and Treatment," which was called by United States Representative Kathy Castor. The event, which was held October 27, 2014 at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, focused on tackling tough problems, such as preventing suicide, treating Veterans who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, and treating Veterans who have attempted suicide.
  • WFLA profiles two CBCS programs working together to fast track children on the Autism spectrum into mainstream schools.
    This collaborative effort between the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF and the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters is getting global attention.
  • USF Announces New Online Graduate Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
    The University of South Florida now offers a new, comprehensive online Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to prepare professionals to work with individuals with special learning and behavior needs. ABA can help create treatment plans and supportive environments for children and adults living with a disability, mental illness, or behavioral disorders such as autism, ADHD or addiction.
  • 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.