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MHLP Faculty Receive Research Awards
Scott Young, PhD (PI), and Kathleen Moore, PhD (Co-PI), will serve as the research partners for a three-year grant awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC). The overall grant is $750,000 ($250,000/year), with USF receiving $120,000 ($40,000/year). Grant funds will be used to develop and implement collaborative efforts between FDC, Florida Sixth Judicial Circuit Courts, Pinellas County Sherriff's Office, State Attorney's Office, and Public Defender's Office to deploy an Alternative Sanctions Program (ASP) that utilizes evidence-based practices focused on employment placement, substance abuse treatment, and skills training for offenders on probation. Goals are to reduce victimization and recidivism, and ultimately to strengthen our communities.
Fear and Bias in the Criminal Justice System
Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica (@ryangabrielson ) Lorie Fridell, University of South Florida Angela J. Davis, American University Jamilah Lemieux
The Rocking Dead: For stars like the Who and Bob Seger, there's money in mortality
"With concerts, there's money in mortality, absolutely," says Dr. Debra Dobbs, an associate professor of aging studies at the University of South Florida. "We are a culture that avoids the topic of death, but in the back of our minds, we all think about mortality.
Four Perspectives on Police and Racial Bias
Lorie Fridell Associate professor, University of South Florida Department of Criminology. A racist is a person with explicit bias. But in modern society prejudice is more likely to manifest as implicit bias, which produces discriminatory behavior even in individuals who at the conscious level reject prejudice. What we haven't been doing is talking to officers about how they might be impacted by implicit biases.
CSD Assistant Professor Presents at International Symposium
Emily Plowman, PhD, CCC-SLP, gave or contributed to five unique presentations at the 25th International Symposium on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)/Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Brussels, Belgium from December 5th to the 7th.
CSD Assistant Professor Receives USF Service-Learning High-Impact Practice Grant
Maria Brea-Spahn, PhD, CCC-SLP, has received a USF Service-Learning High-Impact Practice Grant for her Spring 2015 course, Bilingual Assessment and Intervention. Service-Learning High-Impact Practice Grants are designed to provide funding for courses incorporating service-learning. Service-learning is a method of teaching that includes experiential learning, classroom instruction, and reflection. Typically service-learning courses work in cooperation with a community partner and students engage in at least 15 hours of service during the semester. The grants are used for actual expenses associated with the service-learning incurred by faculty, community partner, students, and/or a department.
CBCS Research Coordinator Presents at the 2014 National Communication Association
Ardis Hanson, PhD, presented at the recent 2014 National Communication Association.
MACJA Graduate Receives Public Service Award
Adam Wiegand, a 2012 graduate of the Masters in Criminal Justice Administration program, recently received the Public Service Award from the Florida Juvenile Justice Association during their 19th Annual Adolescent Conference.
USF researcher delves into world of domestic torture
When a man wraps his hands around his wife or girlfriend's throat and squeezes, the act is the domestic equivalent of waterboarding, says University of South Florida researcher Manisha Joshi.
Strangulation's hidden role in domestic abuse
After years of research and studies on reported cases of strangulation in romantic relationships, Manisha Joshi, an assistant professor in the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, wrote a paper on the role of strangulation in intimate partner violence (IPV) that was published in October's issue of American Journal of Public Health.
Local law officials defend use of deadly force
Lorie Fridell, an associate professor at the University of South Florida and an expert in lethal force, said racial and ethnic factors play a role in use of force and a community's reaction to it. Residents' perceptions of their law enforcement officials, for better or worse, matter.
Aging Studies Graduate Student Wins Research Award
Maya Elias won the Master's Student Research Award from the Chicago based Retirement Research Foundation for her project entitled "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Glycemic Control among U.S. Middle Aged and Older Adults with Diabetes".
Aging Studies Associate Professor Teaches Aging Sensitivity to 3rd Graders
Debra Dobbs, PhD, was part of The Great American Teach In at Veteran's Elementary School in Wesley Chapel. Using an Aging Sensitivity Kit, third graders learned about physical challenges faced by most elders such as vision and hearing loss. Further, students used a dexterity pillow to button, tie, and zip materials while wearing gloves to simulate decreased agility from arthritic joints.
Kudos to Don Kincaid for his Keynote Address
Don Kincaid, Professor in CFS, presented a keynote address to over 350 attendees at the Researcher-Academic Town Hall meeting at the 2014 conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Orlando. Dr. Kincaid's talk, entitled "The Role of Implementation Science in Scaling and Sustaining Evidence-based Interventions," was very much appreciated by both the audience and by Dr. Rob Horner, a colleague who originally was scheduled to present the keynote but who was unable to attend due to a last-minute emergency
CBCS Participates in Healthography Conference
As part of her increasing focus on interdisciplinary efforts, Dr. Guitele J. Rahill, Assistant Professor of Social Work at USF CBCS successfully mentored several individuals through the preparation of abstracts for submission and presentation of their research findings at the recent American Public Health Association 148th Annual meeting and Exposition in New Orleans. The theme of the conference was "Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Wellbeing."
Aging Studies' 5th Annual Licensed Nursing Home Administrators Job Interview for Long Term Care Students
The School of Aging Studies in the University of South Florida College of Behavioral & Community Sciences hosted its fifth annual interviews for its long-term care administration students on Nov. 18. The session is designed to enhance interview skills for students who seek administrative jobs in the long-term care industry. Nine licensed nursing home administrators including a regional director of a multi-state chain volunteered to conduct three individual interviews and one group interview with long-term care students. The administrators, representing a range of for-profit and not-for profit companies used Career Services evaluation sheets to provide individual feedback to each student. Two recent graduates of USF's long-term care administration program who are administrators returned to USF for the event.
CBCS Hosts Study Abroad Program
CBCS hosted a study abroad program on November 21, 2014 that included presentations from several of our faculty teaching courses in Ireland, Italy and India. Larry Thompson, Rick Weinberg, Mark Engelhardt, Manisha Joshi and Iraida Carrion shared their experiences and photos from their 2014 study abroad programs. Kya Conner and Norin Dollard added to the experience by performing traditional dances from Ireland and West Africa. The presentations were very informative and the dances were extraordinary. Thanks to our faculty presenters and performers for a truly engaging program.
The Best Jobs for Your Brain
"The brain develops a certain way of working - it establishes pathways that are either efficient or not," says Ross Andel, an associate professor of aging studies at the University of South Florida. If you work in a challenging environment, your brain may form more efficient networks, potentially masking the negative effects of aging on your mental abilities.
CSD Associate Professor Receives Kosove Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Service Award
Catherine Rogers, PhD, has been awarded the Kosove Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Service Award for 2014. The award is made to USF faculty members whose careers have brought them national distinction in teaching and service. Dr. Rogers received her award and check at the Faculty Honors and Awards reception held on November 17, 2014.
CBCS Faculty Receive 2014 USF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards
Rick Weinberg (RMHC) and Ross Andel (Aging Studies) were recently informed by the Provost's Office that they have been selected to receive USF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards. The Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards is given annually by the Provost's Office and recognizes excellence, innovation and effectiveness in teaching in USF's undergraduate programs. Both Weinberg and Andel will serve a two-year term on the Provost's Council on Teaching Excellence. The Council functions as an advisory board for the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence on matters related to teaching and learning.
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".
Associate Dean Named to Region 8 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame
Dr. Catherine Batsche, the Associate Dean at the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, is a USA Gymnastics Brevet judge, the highest rating in women's gymnastics at the national level. This past summer, she received the honor of being inducted into the Region 8 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Region 8 encompasses the 8 states in the southeast region of the United States. She became involved as a gymnastics judge due to a shortage of judges in Illinois. "When my daughter was eight years old, she asked if she could go take gymnastics classes. I would stay at the gym and watch her practice. The coach asked me if I wanted to be a judge because they had a shortage of judges and couldn't have enough competitions in our area," said Dr. Batsche. She started taking courses at the University of Illinois and has now been a gymnastics judge for 32 years.
Carlton: Police body cameras may help keep everyone in line
The University of South Florida plans to follow Tampa's program, which is a good thing. No doubt it will be a system with glitches, a tool and not a solution. It's important to pay attention to those privacy concerns, too - like whether the presence of a camera might make certain crime victims more reluctant to speak up.
CBCS offers students study abroad courses, gain more real world experience
As the workplace takes on an increasingly global setting, it is now more important than ever for students to obtain a sense of cultural awareness. Through the USF Education Abroad Office and the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, they offer their students the opportunity to study abroad and gain not only hands-on education in their field, but a chance to become a global citizen.
Divine intervention helping recruit new police officers?
Department officials handed out police recruitment materials to church members like Kourtney Pendergrass, a recent graduate from the University of South Florida with a degree in criminology.
Gem thief and murder convict brings talk to USF
Murphy spoke to a packed lecture hall Wednesday on USF's campus to budding criminology students.
USF class gets lesson in redemption from 'Murf the Surf'
The students were in the crime and justice in America class, taught by criminology professor Kathleen Heide, and they heard from an expert in the field.
Plant City Police Not Entirely Sold on Body Cameras
Orlando police own 50 cameras as part of a University of South Florida study to determine their efficacy.
Associate Dean Named to Region 8 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame
Dr. Catherine Batsche, the Associate Dean at the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, is a USA Gymnastics Brevet judge, the highest rating in women's gymnastics at the national level. This past summer, she received the honor of being inducted into the Region 8 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Region 8 encompasses the 8 states in the southeast region of the United States. She became involved as a gymnastics judge due to a shortage of judges in Illinois. "When my daughter was eight years old, she asked if she could go take gymnastics classes. I would stay at the gym and watch her practice. The coach asked me if I wanted to be a judge because they had a shortage of judges and couldn't have enough competitions in our area," said Dr. Batsche. She started taking courses at the University of Illinois and has now been a gymnastics judge for 32 years.
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.
The name of the game
"The idea that mental activity is good for the brain is not unlike the idea of 'use it or lose it' when it comes to keeping the body fit," said co-author Ross Andel, a recent USC postdoctoral student who is now an assistant professor in the University of South Florida's gerontology department.
Feds bring impartial police training to St. Louis departments
Leading the training are Lorie Fridell, a technical assistance expert in fair and impartial policing and associate professor at the University of South Florida's Department of Criminology...
Boy with Asperger syndrome finds calling as weatherman calming
But the field has turned around, accepting that the narrow interest of an Asperger patient can be a useful motivational tool, says Karen Berkman, executive director of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida. "We definitely want to tap into somebody's interests and use them to everybody's advantage, if you will.
Report Shines Light on Racial Disparities for FL Children
Susan Weitzel, director of Florida's KIDS COUNT, says it's important that children of all backgrounds have an equal chance to thrive.
Justice Department hosts St. Louis police training
"We face a lot of resistance. We face defensiveness and even hostility," said trainer Lorie Fridell, a University of South Florida criminology professor who helped lead the session on "fair and impartial policing."
CBCS Faculty Receive Interdisciplinary Seed Grant
Dr. Celia Lescano of the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy recently received a $50,000 grant to study the behaviors of young homosexual men in the coming year. The study, titled "Health Assessment of Sexual Minority Young Males in Tampa: A Bio-Behavioral Snapshot" will examine mental and physical stresses associated with reduced lifespan present in the population.
New Direction for USF HIV Center
Dean Julie Serovich is the new Director of the USF Center for HIV Education and Research. Dr. Celia Lescano will serve as the Center's co-Director. The Center has a long-standing history of securing federal funding from the Health Resources Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Florida Department of Health. This administrative change sets the stage for greater integration and growth of the research, education, and outreach missions of the Center. The USF HIV Center will involve faculty from across the university who are interested in generating and disseminating knowledge of HIV, its diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and management.
Storefront Clinics Offer Needed Care But Raise Concerns
"The way we define health access in the U.S. in terms of insurance is not how many immigrant communities define it. It's more about the relationship with the healer," said Guitele Rahill, a professor at the University of South Florida with expertise in immigrant health issues.
Duvall Home residents make transition to group homes
The group home setting provides many benefits, says Elizabeth Perkins, a researcher and assistant professor at the University of South Florida. She once trained as a nurse at a large institutional hospital in the United Kingdom and understands the pushback from families and communities against closing institutions like Duvall Home's McGaffin Hall.
CBCS Homecoming Activities a Huge Success
CBCS hosted a Watch Party before the USF Homecoming Parade on October 10, 2014.
FMHI 40th Anniversary Becomes A Heartfelt and Inspiring Evening
Complete with personal stories of struggles, inspiring testimonies and recognition of advocates who have dedicated their lives to changing our country’s understanding of mental illness and substance abuse, the evening provided a unique and motivational setting that both acknowledged the FMHI award winners while also highlighting the significant local, state and national contributions of FMHI.
MHLP Faculty Begin Work on DCF PATH Contract
Mark Engelhardt (PI) and Jim Winarski have begun work on their new three year, $269,000 executed contract with the Department of Children and Families, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office in Tallahassee. This statewide training and technical assistance contract is part of the federal PATH - Projects to Assist Persons Transition from Homelessness initiative training 23 PATH providers throughout the state Regional DCF SAMH Offices, Managing Entities, service users, people in recovery, homeless coalitions and four State Treatment Facilities (state mental health civil hospitals).
New FMHI Executive Director Named
Dean Serovich announced the appointment of Dr. Mary Armstrong to the position of Executive Director of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute effective immediately. Dr. Armstrong joined USF in 1995 as the Director of the Division of State and Local Support in the Department of Child and Family Studies. Prior to joining FMHI, she was the Director of the Bureau of Children and Families (1986 - 1995) and the Director of the Children and Adolescent Service System Program (1985-86) for the New York State Office of Mental Health. Dr. Armstrong has a PhD and MSW in Social Work as well as an MBA. Dr. Armstrong has obtained over $4 million in external funding to support her research in children's mental health.
Dean Serovich Named NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) mandates that each member institution have a Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) appointed by the Institution's Chief Executive Officer, and President Genshaft recently asked Dean Julie Serovich to serve in this role. The Dean was honored to be the first female representative for the University of South Florida, and agreed to serve as the USF Faculty Athletics Representative for a three year appointment.
FMHI to Host 40th Anniversary Event
The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute will host a 40th Anniversary celebration on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the USF Gibbons Alumni Center. During the event, the following pioneers in behavioral health will be recognized: Dr. Thomas H. Bornemann (Life Time Achievement Award), Judge Dee Anna Farnell (Outstanding Leadership in Behavioral Health), Judge Steven Leifman (Innovator Award), and Representative Patrick Kennedy (Humanitarian Service Award).
Criminology Assistant Professor Teaches with New High Tech System
Lyndsay Boggess is using a new system called 'Top Hat,' which is changing the way courses are being taught. This high tech system is affordable for college students; it is only $20 for a calendar year for as many classes as they want. USF Criminology students enjoy this program because they can see their submitted questions and results, which is essentially a great tool for studying. Boggess says it's a great tool for teachers as well, since she can see whether students are learning the material or not. Watch the Fox interview with Dr. Boggess.
2014 Child Protection Summit
CBCS faculty attended the 2014 Child Protection Summit on September. 3-4, 2014. The summit was sponsored by the Florida Department of Children and Families and took place at the Orlando World Center Marriot. The Summit is the largest child welfare event in Florida with over 2,400 child welfare professionals and related partners attending the event.
Social Work Society Has Active Fall Semester
The Social Work Society is off to a quick start this semester. In addition to holding a bake sale at the main library on campus for service activities (see below), the student organization had its first meeting of the year which featured a presentation and discussion by speakers from the Dominican Republic about human rights in the global garment industry and youth civic engagement. In addition, information about the organization's November Toy Drive to benefit children served by Heartland for Children's foster care programs was shared.
Physical Change and Aging, Sixth Edition Available for Pre-Order
Authored by three CBCS faculty, Sue Saxon, PhD, USF Professor Emeritus, Mary Jean Etten, EdD, FT, ARNP, School of Aging Studies, and Elizabeth Perkins, PhD, RNMH, FAAIDD, Department of Child & Family Studies, this sixth edition of a classic multidisciplinary text for students of gerontology continues to offer practical, reader-friendly information about the physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process. It places special emphasis on the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older adults. The book is distinguished by its thorough focus on anatomy and physiology and common health problems pertaining to each body system.
A call for action to stop suicide
A call for action to stop suicide
911 call signaled beginning of crime spree
911 call signaled beginning of crime spree
Area agencies experiment with body cameras
Area agencies experiment with body cameras TBO.com Body cameras are the wave of the future for law enforcement, said Wesley Jennings, a criminology professor at the University of South Florida. Within the next five to 10 years, he predicts, every agency across the country will be using them.
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.
RMHC Welcomes New Students
RMHC held their annual Fall orientation for 38 new students on August 22nd. The orientation covered things like support services, policy and procedures, field placement, graduate certificate, and research opportunities. Although most of the students are from in-state, there were 8% out of state and 2% international. The groups average GPA is 3.5 and a combined GRE of 296.
The time has come for body cameras for cops
Studies like one underway by the University of South Florida working with the Orlando Police are still assessing the impact.
CFS Chair Selected as Panelist for Capitol Hill Briefing
Mario Hernandez, PhD, was one of two panelists selected to speak at a Capitol Hill briefing entitled Children's Mental Health: The Importance of Early Identification and Intervention on Friday, August 15th. The briefing was conducted in cooperation with the Congressional Children's Health Care Caucus, which was founded by Florida Representative Kathy Castor and Washington State Representative Dave Reichert.
Sharing the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
With HIV/AIDS as its target, a five-year project between USF and the Université d' Etat d 'Haiti (UEH) has gotten off to an auspicious start between an orientation meeting during spring break in March and a two-week summer institute taking place on campus this month. A $2 million grant is supporting the multidisciplinary collaboration researching ways to mitigate the disease among Haitian adolescents.
Three SLP Master's Students Receive Sertoma Scholarships
Karissa Varnum and Alexis DelRio each received a $5000 Sertoma Endowed Scholarship in Communication Sciences & Disorders from the Greater Tampa Bay Sertoma Club. Lana Patton received a $1500 Sertoma Club of Bradenton Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
2014 New Faculty
Introducing our new CBCS faculty and instructors below from left to right: Barbara LoFrisco, RMHC/Visiting Instructor; Chris Vatland, CFS/Assistant Professor; Natalie Romer, CFS/Assistant Professor; Dean Julie Serovich; Chris Simmons, Social Work/Instructor; Hannah Siburt, CSD/Assistant Professor; Alicia Stinson-Mendoza, Social Work/Visiting Instructor. Not pictured are Betty Morris-Mitchell, Social Work/Visiting Assistant Professor, Bo Ding, CSD/Assistant Professor, and Christa Haring, Dean's Office/Assistant Professor.
CSD/SW Welcome Incoming Students
At their new graduate student orientation, CSD welcomed 57 new master's students in speech-language pathology, 15 new doctoral students in audiology, and 6 new PhD students. The School of Social Work also welcomed 42 new BSW Students this Fall 2014 semester.
USF to Launch Master of Science in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Degree Program
The University of South Florida (USF) will be launching yet another new degree program into its graduate studies. The College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, under the Department of Child and Family Studies, is set to provide the Master of Science (MS) in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health (CABH) degree within the next academic year.
Sarasota Police to try body cams
"Ultimately we are trying to see if wearing the cameras versus not has an influence on police use of force and also internal complaints and external complains," said Dr. Wesley Jennings with USF's Department of Criminology.
What Canadian police are doing so Ferguson doesn't happen here
One new program is being conducted by the "pre-eminent trainer in the United States on implicit bias," said Deputy Chief Peter Sloly. That trainer is Dr. Lorie Fridell, a social scientist who teaches at the University of South Florida, and founded the Fair and Impartial Policing program.
Smart Policing Takes Good Training, Not Just Diversity
Though it is good policy and clearly needed given the troubled racial history in American policing, it will take "more than diversification to 'cancel out' skepticism of minority citizens" toward police says Joshua Cochran, a criminologist at the University of South Florida.
Polica Body Cameras
USF assistant professor Dr. Wesley Jennings tells me USF is currently conducting a study on body cameras with Orlando police and soon Miami police.
CSD Associate Professor Receives Kosove Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Service Award
CSD Associate Professor Receives Kosove Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Service Award Catherine Rogers, PhD, has been awarded the Kosove Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Service Award for 2014. The award is made to USF faculty members whose careers have brought them national distinction in teaching and service.
Criminology Professor Receives Carolyn Rebecca Block Award
Criminology Professor Receives Carolyn Rebecca Block Award Kathleen Heide is the 2014 winner of the Carolyn Rebecca Block Award by the Homicide Research Working Group. This award recognizes her contributions to the study of homicide in her role as a scholar-practitioner.
Criminology Student Chosen as Participant for the FSU Summer Law Undergraduate Program
Criminology Student Chosen as Participant for the FSU Summer Law Undergraduate Program Jordan Potts of the University of South Florida was chosen as participant for the 2014 Summer for Undergraduates Program hosted by the Florida State University College of Law. Jordan is one of 60 students from throughout the United States to be selected for the program. Read more...
$100 Donation Dream for CARD-USF Quickly Turns to $4,000 Reality
$100 Donation Dream for CARD-USF Quickly Turns to $4,000 Reality Parents of a son with autism and CARD constituents set up an 8-hour charity stream for autism awareness through their Twitch online community. What started as a $100 goal quickly became $4,000 in donations. Twitch is the world's leading video platform and community for gamers with more than 45 million visitors per month. Read more...
Interdisciplinary Team of Scholars Moving from Spring Orientation with Faculty Scholars at the Université d' Etat d 'Haiti (UEH) to Intensive Summer Institute
Interdisciplinary Team of Scholars Moving from Spring Orientation with Faculty Scholars at the Université d' Etat d 'Haiti (UEH) to Intensive Summer Institute On March 14, 2014, a multi-disciplinary team of scholars traveled to Port-au-Prince Haiti to begin a 3-day orientation with S.H.A.R.E. Haiti Faculty scholars who teach at the State University of Haiti's Department of Ethnology (Université d' Etat d 'Haiti [UEH], Département D'Ethnologie). The next time that the S.H.A.R.E. Haiti Faculty Scholars and the USF mentoring team will meet will be in August, 2014, when the Scholars travel to USF for a two-week period of intense mentoring and training activities. During the Intensive Summer Institute, the S.H.A.R.E. Haiti Faculty Scholars will benefit from training by experts in the fields of HIV, Syndemics and Mixed Methods Research with International communities. Read more...
Potential Agency Field Instructors for SW Students Receive Training
Potential Agency Field Instructors for SW Students Receive Training School of Social Work Field Education Director Teri Simpson and BSW Program Chair/Field Coordinator Lori Rogovin provided a half-day training for 30 social workers eager to become agency field instructors for USF BSW and MSW students. Read more...
Courses for the New MS Degree in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Announced
Courses for the New MS Degree in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Announced The Department of Child & Family Studies is now offering courses for the new Master of Science degree in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health (CABH) program, scheduled to officially begin January 1, 2015. Please note that acceptance into the program can occur before the official start date, up to 12 credit hours can be taken prior to acceptance, and acceptance into the program is not a requirement to taking the classes. More information including Fall 2014 course listing is available here.
What Makes a Young Girl Murder?
What Makes a Young Girl Murder? Huffington Post Live Girls rarely try to kill, which makes the recent "Slender Man" cases so shocking. USF criminology professor Kathleen Heide discusses juvenile homicides.
CBCS to Offer New Master of Science (MS) Degree in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
The degree 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. Educational opportunities include advancement to doctoral programs in public health and the behavioral and social sciences.
Sheriff’s Office: York County Deputy who Shot Driver Made ‘Life-or-death Decision’
Lorie Fridell, associate professor and graduate director at the University of South Florida’s criminology department, comments on the split-second decisions police officers must make in potentially deadly situations.
Responsible Conduct of Research - Three Part Series
This three part series satisfies the NIH requirement for in-person training on the responsible conduct of research.
USF Work Featured at Tampa Museum of Art
Bay News 9 An exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art celebrates print-making studio at USF.
Natural Artist Gets First Show at The Bunker
Artist Marty Kledzik has turned his office at the University of South Florida into a bit of a personal art gallery. Kledzik works as a financial manager in the Department of Child and Family Studies at USF. Kledzik’s eclectic art is on display through March 29 at The Bunker.
National Leaders to Speak at Annual Children's Mental Health Research & Policy Conference
Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and current Director of The Satcher Health Leadership Institute will be the featured speaker for the opening plenary session on Monday, March 3rd. He will be followed Monday afternoon by Dr. Thomas H. Bornemann, Director of the The Carter Center in Atlanta, GA, and former senior adviser for mental health at the World Health Organization's Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence.
APA citations and more! The wonder of EndNote!
Ardis Hanson, PhD will present a workshop on the usage of the software package, EndNote. EndNote is a great tool to manage citations, track copies of papers, and literature reviews. The workshop will take place on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 11:00am - 12:30pm in Westside E.

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