College of Behavioral & Community Sciences


Congratulations BCS Graduates
More than 350 students in our college earned their degree this past Saturday.
Tribute to RMHC Professor Dr. Gary DuDell
With great sadness, the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program at USF announces the passing of retired professor, Dr. Gary DuDell on April 13, 2016.
Tribute to RMHC Professor Dr. Gary DuDell
With great sadness, the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program at USF/CBCS announces the passing of Dr. Gary DuDell on April 13, 2016.
Congratulations CBCS Student Employees of the Year!
Christopher Barclay, CFS, Graduate Assistant and Brianna Aquino-Moreta, Dean's Office, Student Assistant
Unlocking the Mystery of Stuttering
Dr. Nathan Maxfield, director of USF's Program for the Advanced Treatment of Stuttering, was recently highlighted in a recent edition of Bulls Tales: Unstoppable Stories of Achievement, Heart and Giving at USF.
SW Hosts Domestic Violence Training
The USF School of Social Work held a Community Training on Domestic Violence on March 4, 2016 as part of their 40th Anniversary Campaign and in celebration of Social Work Month.
The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities Helps Host Ms. Wheelchair Florida Conference and Gala at USF
The event, held March 4 - 6, was a collaborative partnership with USF Student Government, Student Affairs, Students with Disabilities Services, and FCIC.
Last Day for CBCS Employee Recognition Award Program (RAP) Nominations
The CBCS Employee Recognition Award Program (RAP) recognizes Administrative, Staff and Temporary personnel employees with at least one year of service, and a performance rating of satisfactory, for their outstanding contributions/achievements.
CBCS Tailgate Event a Success
The CBCS Tailgate held on February 27th before the USF Bulls Women's basketball game was a blast.
Hannah Minogue: Florida teaches wrong lessons with its death penalty system
How America's criminal justice system became the country's mental health system
Salt Lake City black teen shot: Police refuse to release body cam video
Christian Science Monitor
CBCS Student Employee of the Year Award Nominations
Nominate your exemplary student employees for the CBCS Student Employee of the Year Award!
Graduation with Distinction Nominations Due Soon
Students who do not meet traditional academic honors graduation criteria, but who still deserve some form of official recognition may be nominated to graduate with distinction.
Sports Illustrated: Is this curvy cover a good thing?
Rehabilitation may be possible for some young killers
Albuquerque Journal Online
Gadsden County Program Shows Parents How to Tutor Their Children
U.S. Customs and Border Protection chief to speak at USF Thursday
Graduation with Distinction Nominations Due Soon
Students who do not meet traditional academic honors graduation criteria, but who still deserve some form of official recognition may be nominated to graduate with distinction.
Petaluma couple's violent deaths a contrast with long, loving relationship
The Press-Democrat
USF School of Social Work takes their Knowledge and Skills to the State Capitol
About 60 University of South Florida BSW and MSW students were part of the 900 social work students statewide who participated in the National Association of Social Workers - Florida Chapter 2016 Legislative Education and Advocacy Day in Tallahassee.
MACJA Adjunct Faculty Member Receives Lifelong Achievement Award
Jim Sewell, PhD, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tampa Bay Area Police Chiefs Association on January 13, 2016.
Piano lessons may stop mental decline
White officers slower to shoot black suspects, new study finds
Thank You from Dean Serovich
Over the past week, Dean Serovich has been conducting unit tours to encourage employees to give to the USF Faculty/Staff Campaign.
Funeral staff as first responders: Helping families and friends when a loved one has died by suicide
CFS faculty Stephen Roggenbaum co-authors article in January 2016 edition of The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Magazine.
Tampa Interbay Rotary 7th Annual Cycling for Autism Fundraiser Supports CARD-USF and ABA
CFS Programs, the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and the Applied Behavior Analysis Program will be the recipients of the fundraiser to continue their work in delivering education, services and supports to individuals and their families.
Lineup of Plenary Speakers for the 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference Set
Known widely as "The Tampa Conference," this annual gathering of more than 500 researchers, evaluators, policy-makers, administrators, parents, and advocates provides a forum where participants can learn, inform, network, and discuss issues related to research, policy, and practice; explore behavioral health topics from a systems and community perspective; and discover new research and policy ideas that are individualized, community-defined, evidence-based, culturally/linguistically competent, family- driven, and youth-guided.
New study finds vast racial and geographic disparities in Florida executions
Using a kitchen to stir up patients' food memories
Sun Sentinel
CBCS Week of Welcome Student Success Café a success!
The CBCS Week of Welcome Student Success Café held last week was a huge success.
CBCS to Offer SciENcv Training
January is dedicated to SciENcv training, tips on creating and updating NCBI's MyBibliography, and time management tips to maintaining the many areas where your bibliography/vita may be available.
Aging Studies Professor Elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science
Cathy McEvoy, PhD, Professor in the School of Aging Studies, was elected to Fellow status in the Association for Psychological Science.
Visiting Scholar Colloquia
Gaye Tyler-Merrick, PhD, will present "The Implementation of Positive Behavior Support in New Zealand" on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 2:00 - 3:30pm in the MHC Atrium Lobby.
Social worker helps children and families in a variety of ways
Kids Get Hurt at Residential Schools While States Look On
System Of Support For School Improvement
When Discipline at Residential Schools Goes Too Far
The Atlantic
Arrest rates by race show wide disparities in Topeka, nationally
Topeka Capital-Journal
Can body camera boost public trust in police? Dallas study hopes to find out
The Dallas Morning News
2015 in review: crisis and complexity
Tampa Bay Times
CFS Research Assistant Professor among Panelists for Townhall Meeting
To increase public awareness of critical children's issues and generate a public dialogue about them, The Children's Campaign is organizing and hosting a series of Step Up for Kids Town Hall Meetings throughout Florida.
Aging Studies Professor Appointed to Panel
Secretary of the Department of Elder Affairs Samuel Verghese appointed Kathryn Hyer, PhD, MPP, Professor in School of Aging Studies and Director of the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging to be the DOEA representative on the Gold Seal Panel of the Governor's Panel on Excellence in Long-Term Care.
MHLP Research Associate to Address Summit
Mark Englehardt, MS, MSW, ACSW, the Director of the Florida Criminal Justice, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Technical Assistance Center at the Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida, will be speaking on "Sequential Intercept Mapping - Cross-System Improvement," one of the latest cutting-edge trends in the criminal justice/behavioral healthcare system.
Four bodies in Elmhurst
New York Times Magazine
Step Up for Kids Tallahassee Town Hall Meeting
Capital Soup
Study will help guide Community Foundation's Sun City Center grants
Tampa Bay Times
Minneapolis budgets $300,000 for police bias training
Minnesota Public Radio
CFS Staff Assistant Earns USF TRAIN Certification
Selecia Watson earned the designation of Certified Research Administrator at USF (CRA-USF).
Minneapolis mayor seeks federal probe into police shooting
The Christian Science Monitor
What motivates a parent killer?
Life on the outside
American Psychological Association
Police violence in the U.S.: how could it come this far?
MHLP Professor Provides Expertise on Prisoner Reentry
Roger Peters, PhD, provided several quotes and background materials for the lead article appearing in the December 2015 issue of the American Psychological Association's journal "Monitor on Psychology".
CFS Professor Invited Presenter at the White House for 40th Anniversary of IDEA
Lise Fox, PhD, was an invited guest and presenter at the federal celebration of the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation.
International Society for Gerontechnology Conference Competitive Bid Won by USF
The University of South Florida, against stiff international competition, has won the right to host the 2018 International Society for Gerontechnology conference, which will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida.
RMHC Associate Professor Gives Prestigious Webinar
William Kearns, PhD, delivered the prestigious Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial international webinar entitled "The Tortuous Path to TBI Recovery - Mapping the 'Punch-Drunkard's' Walk" at the invitation of the Brain Injury Association of America and the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation on November 10th, 2015.
CFS Publishes Fall 2015 Newsletter
The Department of Child & Family Studies recently published its Fall 2015 Quarterly newsletter.

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