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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
IOL
White officers slower to shoot black suspects, new study finds
STLtoday.com
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.
Using a kitchen to stir up patients' food memories
Sun Sentinel
New study finds vast racial and geographic disparities in Florida executions
SaintPetersBlog.com
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.
Social worker helps children and families in a variety of ways
TBO.com
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.
Kids Get Hurt at Residential Schools While States Look On
ProPublica
System Of Support For School Improvement
Bernews.com
When Discipline at Residential Schools Goes Too Far
The Atlantic
Arrest rates by race show wide disparities in Topeka, nationally
Topeka Capital-Journal
2015 in review: crisis and complexity
Tampa Bay Times
Can body camera boost public trust in police? Dallas study hopes to find out
The Dallas Morning News
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?
Thestar.com
Life on the outside
American Psychological Association
Police violence in the U.S.: how could it come this far?
Storify
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.
MHLP Professor Receives Fulbright Medal
Roger Peters, PhD, was presented a Fulbright Medal by President Genshaft and Provost Wilcox on November 13th at the Global Achievement Awards Breakfast, hosted by USF World.
SW Publishes Fall 2015 Newsletter
The School of Social Work sent their Fall 2015 newsletter to approximately 2700 alumni on Friday, November 13th.
In Citrus, more choose suicide
chronicleonline.com
James Johnson, Jr, PhD, to Speak as Part of the 2015-16 Distinguished Lectureship in Aging
James Johnson, Jr, PhD, will present "Bracing for the Silver Tsunami, the Silver Lining, and the Golden Dividends" on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:30am in USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute ALZ101.
Florida website takes mystery out of choosing quality assisted living facilities
WFLA-TV
EDITORIAL: New boost for police body cams
Northwest Florida Daily News
House members back policies for using body cameras
WPBF-TV West Palm Beach
Hillsborough policy has school suspensions down, but teachers feel pressure
tbo.com
CBCS Hosts National Experts, Local Leaders for Discussion on Guns, Violence and Mental Health
The colloquium brought together national experts, local leaders, community and university members to begin a dialogue about how to find consensus on strategies that will acknowledge the right to possess firearms, minimize gun violence both in communities and on college campuses, and promote access to mental health services.
Criminology Associate Professor Receives Award to Continue Fair and Impartial Policing Training
Lorie Fridell, PhD, has received a $302,000 Research Award from the Division of Sponsored Research here at USF for her Fair and Impartial Policing Training program.
MHLP Research Associate Professor to Evaluate Drug Court
Kathleen Moore, PhD, received notification that she was awarded a three-year $150,000 contract to evaluate the Hillsborough County Marchman Act Drug Court as part of a SAMHSA grant received by the 13th Judicial Circuit Court of Hillsborough County.
Drs. Jennifer Bugos & Jerri Edwards Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant
Jerri Edwards, PhD, Associate Professor in the School of Aging Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, is a Co-Investigator on a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant with Principal Investigator, Jennifer Bugos, PhD, Assistant Professor of Music Education, College of the Arts.
Free Piano Lessons or Brain Training Classes
The impact of piano training on cognitive performance and psychosocial well-being in older adults.
MSW Student Awarded ACS Grant
Elizabeth Barron, an Advanced Standing student in the Master of Social Work program, was the recipient of a Master's Training Grant in Clinical Oncology Social Work awarded by the American Cancer Society.
CFS Professor Appointed to Graduate Council
Donna Cohen, PhD, has been appointed to the USF Graduate Council for a three-year term (2015-2018), effective Fall 2015 semester.
USF Florence Italy Study Abroad Program Gets Intimate with Relationships
What better location than Florence Italy to take an Intimate Relationships course?
CSD Supports Childhood Apraxia Event
The Walk for Childhood Apraxia of Speech was held on Saturday, Oct 24 in St. Petersburg.
Glen Dunlap, PhD to Speak for Distinguished Lecture on Behavioral Health
Glen Dunlap, PhD, will present "Perspectives on Challenging Behavior: Past, Present and Future" on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 3:00 - 5:00pm at the Gibbons Alumni Center (ALC 100).
James Johnson, Jr, PhD, to Speak as Part of the 2015-16 Distinguished Lectureship in Aging
James Johnson, Jr, PhD, will present "Bracing for the Silver Tsunami, the Silver Lining, and the Golden Dividends" on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:30am in USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute ALZ101.
Gun violence and mental health
Fox 13 News
Is the Ferguson Effect For Real?
Fernandina Observer
Addressing solutions to gun violence
WTSP-TV
Aging Studies Professor Authors Section of New Resource
The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) has just released its newest resource for health educators and trainers, "Caring for Older Adults in Disasters: A Curriculum for Health Professionals."
SAAS School Supply Drive
Benefiting the Foster Grandparent Program
SW Student Awarded Fellowship
Conial Caldwell, an Advanced Standing student in the Master of Social Work program, was awarded a fellowship through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Minority Fellowship Program-Youth (MFP-Y) for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Halloween Party
Department Table Decorating Contest and Costume Contest
New CBCS Diversity Workgroup
The CBCS Faculty Council recently approved the formation of a workgroup to discuss issues related to diversity and inclusion within the College.
Call for Proposals: October 30th Deadline!
The 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health Planning Committee invites proposals for research benefiting children, youth and their families.
A Taste of Motivational Interviewing
Karen Nicholson, PhD, and Elizabeth Jenkins, PhD, will present "A Taste of Motivational Interviewing" on October 30, 2015 from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the Marshall Student Center.
Glen Dunlap, PhD to Speak for Distinguished Lecture on Behavioral Health
Glen Dunlap, PhD, will present "Perspectives on Challenging Behavior: Past, Present and Future" on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 3:00 - 5:00pm at the Gibbons Alumni Center (ALC 100).
Man kills mother, then himself at N.J. assisted-living facility
The Washington Post
Houston sees spike in murder-suicides over 2 years
Houston Chronicle
It ALWAYS Takes Longer Than You Think: Managing Grant Proposal Timelines
Writing a sound, cogent, and impactful grant proposal begins with careful reading of an RFP.
Qualtrics Migration - October 21st
Qualtrics survey service is now available for use by all USF faculty, staff, and students.
Call for Proposals: October 30th Deadline!
The 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health Planning Committee invites proposals for research benefiting children, youth and their families.
A Taste of Motivational Interviewing
Karen Nicholson, PhD, and Elizabeth Jenkins, PhD, will present "A Taste of Motivational Interviewing" on October 30, 2015 from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the Marshall Student Center.
Glen Dunlap, PhD to Speak for Distinguished Lecture on Behavioral Health
Glen Dunlap, PhD, will present "Perspectives on Challenging Behavior: Past, Present and Future" on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 3:00 - 5:00pm at the Gibbons Alumni Center (ALC 100).
ABA Thesis Proposal Defense
Title: "Using Expert Modeling and Video Feedback to In Improve Starting Block Execution with Track and Field Sprinters"
Police Body Cameras Offer Sense of Trust, Study Shows
Fox 13 News, ABC Action News
Study Shows Less Violence, Fewer Complaints When Cops Wear Body Cameras
The Huffington Post, Government Technology, Tampa Bay Times
NAACP Hosts Bias Training for New Jersey Police
Associations Now
Editorial: A forceful case to use body cams
Tampa Bay Times
Police Department Bias Trainings Are More In Demand Than Ever
The Huffington Post
Editorial: USF study on police body cameras is proof they are needed
TBO.com, Washington Examiner
Dr. Ray Miltenberger Receives Prestigious Outstanding Scientific Contributions Award from FABA
CFS Professor and ABA Program Director Ray Miltenberger, PhD, received the prestigious Outstanding Scientific Contributions to the Field of Behavior Analysis Award during the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis Conference and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 1st.
Department of Criminology Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The Department of Criminology presented 3 Distinguished Alumni awards, 8 Outstanding Ambassador awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award during their annual Wall of Fame event on October 2, 2015.
CFS's Janet Reyes Profiled in USF Research Administrators Publication: In the Spotlight
In the Spotlight is a quarterly feature that recognizes specific, recent, newsworthy accomplishments of featured research administrators whose work has significantly contributed to USF's success as a high impact, global research university.
CBCS Wins Suit-A-Bull Challenge
The office of Career Services and Enactus at USF announced on October 6, 2015 that the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences was the winner of the Deans and Vice Presidents Challenge during the 2015 Suit-A-Bull donation drive.
ABA Welcomes Third Cohort of ABA Doctoral Students
The ABA doctoral program welcomes its third cohort of students during the Fall 2015 semester.
CBCS Homecoming Pre-Parade Watch Party
This year's homecoming watch party was well attended despite a little rain.
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.
Call for Proposals: October 30th Deadline!
The 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health Planning Committee invites proposals for research benefiting children, youth and their families.
Glen Dunlap, PhD to Speak for Distinguished Lecture on Behavioral Health
Glen Dunlap, PhD, will present "Perspectives on Challenging Behavior: Past, Present and Future" on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 3:00 - 5:00pm at the Gibbons Alumni Center (ALC 100).
UCF Police at Town Hall meeting: 'Help us help you'
Central Florida Future
Study: Body cams help reduce complaints, officer and citizen injuries
Orlando Sentinel, WFTV.com
Murder-suicides among elderly driven by illness, depression
News-JournalOnline.com
New CBCS Polo Shirts on sale
New CBCS Polo Shirts on sale - $24 each.
SAAS School Supply Drive
SAAS School Supply Drive benefiting the Foster Grandparent Program.
Dr. Jennifer Bugos and Dr. Jerri Edwards Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant: The Impact of Piano Training on Cognitive Performance and Psychosocial Well-Being in Older Adults
Dr. Jerri Edwards, Associate Professor in the School of Aging Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, is a Co-Investigator on a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant with Principal Investigator, Dr. Jennifer Bugos, Assistant Professor of Music Education, College of the Arts. Their study will examine the effects of piano training on the cognitive performance and psychosocial well-being of older adults.
Criminology Professor Inducted as an Honorary Commander for the 927th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill AFB
Kathleen Heide, PhD, was inducted as an honorary commander for the 927th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill Air Force Base at a formal ceremony held on Friday, September 18, 2015.
USF Police Executives Criminology Department Graduates
The UPD has long emphasized the importance of higher education for its personnel since Paul Uravich was appointed chief in 1973.
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.
Alberta teen acquitted of murder, but what happens to him now?
Yahoo! News Canada
Berkeley coalition says police stops show racial bias
Berkeleyside
Study Links ER with Rural Adolescent Painkiller Misuse
ForeignAffairs.co.nz
State report shows Florida heroin deaths reached all-time high in 2014
Tampa Bay Times
We are still largely in the dark as to whether incarceration reduces recidivism.
USAPP - LSE
LAPD to issue Tasers to all officers
Southern California Public Radio
CFS/RMHC Faculty Receive $1 Million Long-term Training Grant
Tammy Jorgensen-Smith, PhD (PI) and Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, PhD (CI) have received a $1 million long-term training grant from the Rehabilitation Service Administration, US Department of Education.
CFS Visiting Professor Named Suncoast Mental Health Counseling Association's Counselor Educator Representative
Barbara LoFrisco, PhD, of the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (RMHC) Program, has been asked by the Suncoast Mental Health Counseling Association (SMHCA) to be its Counselor Educator Representative.
Appointed National Director, Audiology and Speech Pathology Service
Dr. Rachel McArdle is appointed as the National Director, Audiology and Speech Pathology Service, Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services, within the Office of Patient Care Services, for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Central Office in Washington, DC effective September 21, 2015
CSD Initiates Student Steering Committee
This summer marked the creation of the Undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders Student Steering Committee.
Graduation with Distinction Nominations Due Tomorrow
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.
CBCS Fall 2015 Research Forum - Your Role in Assisting Junior Colleagues: Is it Realistic to be a Super Mentor?
All of us have benefited as protégés from more experienced mentors to learn our teacher-investigator craft.
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.
CFS Conference Call for Proposals: October 30th Deadline!
The 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health Planning Committee invites proposals for research benefiting children, youth and their families.
Glen Dunlap, PhD to Speak for Distinguished Lecture on Behavioral Health
Glen Dunlap, PhD, will present "Perspectives on Challenging Behavior: Past, Present and Future" on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 3:00 - 5:00pm at the Gibbons Alumni Center (ALC 100).
CBCS Seeking Selfies!
Submit your selfie photos.
News from the USF Libraries
The USF Libraries are participating in a study to reveal how faculty discover and access scholarly materials, what types of materials they use in research and teaching, and how they disseminate their work.
Foster Grandparent School Supplies Donation Drive
The Student Association for Aging Studies (SAAS) is partnering with Seniors of Service in Tampa Bay, Inc. to support the Foster Grandparent program.
UT, USF students' global schooling plan has shot at $1 million prize
TBO.com
Black and Latino inmates are more likely to be adversely affected by distance and other barriers to prison visits.
USAPP - LSE
Hillsborough violence prevention program highlights progress in response to surge in crime
Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune
Orlando police body-cam program gets boost from federal grant
Orlando Sentinel
Adolescent painkiller abuse a big problem
State College
Tampa students finalists for $1 million Hult Prize
Tampa Bay Times, TBO.com
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.
New Video Profiling Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the University of South Florida
In Florida and in other states, graduates of the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program at the University of South Florida's College of Behavioral & Community Sciences reported working finding jobs in private practice, foster care programs, schools, colleges, universities, police departments, homeless prevention programs, inpatient and outpatient mental health and addictions treatment centers, hospitals, government agencies, child care centers, hospices and nursing homes, while making the world a better place, one client and one client-family at a time.
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.
Invisible caregivers
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).
How Could Two 'Nice Kids' Try to Kill Their Parents?
About 250 mothers and fathers are victims of parricide every year - in other words, they are murdered by their children, Kathleen C. Heide, professor of criminology at the University of South Florida and author of Understanding Parricide, tells Yahoo Parenting.
Aging Studies Associate Professor to Consult in Slovenia
Debra Dobbs, PhD, received funding from the Republic of Slovenia for a Cooperative International grant as a partner with researchers from the Mediterranean Institute For Advanced Studies (MEDIFAS), housed in the Primorska Technology Park on the border between Slovenia and Italy. The Principal Investigator from MEDIFAS from Slovenia is Dr. Marija Bogataj, Professor of Operations of Research and Statistics at the University of Ljubljana, and a founding member of MEDIFAS. Dr. Dobbs will be traveling to Portoroz, Slovenia this month to present some of her research to the scientific community and consult on the project. The objective of this project is to introduce the model for planning of long-term care services and housing for older adults in Slovenia, based on a multiple decrement model.
Moving Targets
Professor Lori Fridell, a criminologist at the University of South Florida, said the incident highlighted the "potential jeopardy" to which bystanders could be exposed when police shoot the driver of a moving vehicle - even one that is just rolling away.
Aging Studies Faculty Receive NIA Grant
Stacey Scott, PhD, and Alyssa Gamaldo, PhD, were recently awarded a two-year National Institute on Aging R03.
Aging Studies Grad Student Receives NIA Dissertation Grant
Elise Valdes, a PhD candidate in the School of Aging Studies earned an National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging (NIA) R36 dissertation grant to study auditory cognitive training among older adults with mild cognitive impairment.
USF and Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands begin International Partnership
This partnership, initiated by CFS's Dr. Heather George, USF World and Windesheim University in the Netherlands will provide an opportunity to strengthen collaborations, identify other potential collaborators in both the USA and The Netherlands, gain experience in the application of SWPBS across different environments within and across different cultures, and allow for the expansion of research, evaluation, and materials development across another part of the world.
New Faculty - Fall 2015
Please welcome our new CBCS faculty.
CFS Research Assistant Professor Co-Investigator of Intervention Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences
Rose Iovannone, PhD, and the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities in the Department of Child & Family Studies are among three centers (University of Rochester, Appalachian State University, University of South Florida) selected to develop and pilot their intervention model, Students with Autism Accessing General Education (SAAGE).
New Director of the School of Aging Studies Named
Brent Small, PhD, will be appointed to Director of the School of Aging Studies for a three-year term, effective August 7th.
USF Alumnae Named RMHC Instructor
Amanda DePippo has accepted the faculty position of Instructor in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program effective August 7, 2015.
HIPPY's Early Childhood Education Pilot Program a Success in Nigeria, West Africa
During June 2015, the Florida HIPPY state office participated in a three-week pilot project in Nigeria, West Africa with students from the University of Tampa who adapted the HIPPY Age Three Curriculum into an innovative model using current technology, cell phones and text messaging.
Research Scholar Day to be Held Tomorrow
Twelve undergraduate scholars from around the country will wrap up their intensive 10-week Summer Research Institute program tomorrow, August 4th, when they present their projects tomorrow at the 2015 Scholar Research Day.
CORE and CACREP Sign Plan of Merger for Unified Accreditation Process
On July 20, 2015, the counseling profession's two major accrediting organizations - the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) - signed a Plan of Merger Agreement.
Hospice care may start later for patients in assisted living
FOX News Network
Editorial: Kids in poverty
Gainesville.com
Sex offenders who have kids put schools in awkward spot
The Virginian-Pilot
Juvenile detention riot reignites old debate: Rehabilitate or discipline?
TBO.com
Pasco schools struggle to hire and keep speech pathologists
Tampa Bay Times
I have faith in our police
Thehour.com
What Economic Recovery? America's Children Suffer Post-Recession
Free Republic
Aging Studies Associate Professor Part of USF Team Studying Chemotherapy-Induced Cognitive Impairment
Hongdao Meng, PhD, will be a member of a team of researchers from USF Health and Moffitt Cancer Center that received more than $2.8 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study memory and concentration among breast cancer survivors using a meditation-based stress reduction intervention.
Intensive Summer Program Helps Individuals Control Persistent Stuttering
Each summer, something truly transformative takes place for a select group of individuals at the USF Tampa campus.
The casual killing of blacks: When everyday activities trigger lethal force by the police
Salon.com
CSD Offers Medical Errors Course
Communication Sciences and Disorders is offering a course "Prevention of Medical Errors for Rehabilitation Professionals" on Friday, September 25, 2015 at Westside Conference Center E.
Congratulations ABA Summer Masters Graduates
All graduates of Summer 2015 are already employed and/or continuing education for a doctoral degree.
Ferguson one year later
BBC Radio 5 Live - U.K. National Radio
Aging Studies Director Featured by the Gerontological Society of America
Brent Small, PhD, was featured on the website of the Gerontological Society of America.
CSD Grad Student Presents Work in Scotland
Karen Reddick, a Masters level student in Communication Sciences and Disorders and former USF undergraduate in the Language, Speech, and Hearing program, presented her master's thesis work entitled "Quantifying Ultrasound Data from a Tongue Twister Experiment Using Curve-to-Curve Distance" at the 18th International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences in Glasgow, Scotland.
Grant Gives Boost To USF Geriatric Training
WUSF News - University of South Florida
Characteristics of opiate users vary widely across US
Healio
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.

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