USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences                                             April 25 - May 1, 2016

USF-NSSLHA Students Host 7th Annual 'Speech Party'

Thank you and kudos to USF-NSSLHA students Morcie Anderson, Michael Wilt, Brandi Rodriguez, Emily Hulse, Katie Colin, Erica Reed, and more than 30 undergrad and grad volunteers, for hosting our 7th annual 'Speech Party' for young people who stutter, in collaboration with the National Stuttering Association. 32 families were in attendance from as far away as Boca, Naples and Orlando. Thank you also to Felix Matias for supporting the event on many levels. Another success that raises USF's visibility locally, nationally and internationally through the National Stuttering Association's rich network of people who stutter, clinicians and researchers (people around the world are hearing about this event today through the NSA's Facebook page). View photos...

MHLP Professor Attends International Curriculum Meeting

Roger Peters, PhD, recently attended a Meeting for University Education Providers in Honolulu, Hawaii, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), and the International Centre for Credentialing and Education of Addiction Professionals (ICCE), which is part of the Colombo Plan. ICCE has developed a comprehensive evidence-based substance abuse treatment curriculum (Universal Treatment Curriculum; UTC) and a substance abuse prevention curriculum (Universal Prevention Curriculum; UPC) that have been disseminated in 43 countries. The purpose of the meeting was to convene universities from different regions of the world to discuss their potential use of the UTC and UPC curricula for academic or other training purposes. Through this initiative, plans are underway to establish USF (through MHLP and the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences) as a Coordinating Center for dissemination of the UTC curriculum to universities in the U.S. and Canada.

SW Announces Treatment Option for Children after Trauma

The USF School of Social Work is currently promoting "Stepped Care for Children after Trauma" and would appreciate help in getting the word out to parents and providers about this treatment option. Please forward this information to your community contacts in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties and, if you know of community groups that they can meet with who serve children ages 4 to 12, please contact Alison Salloum, Associate Professor and Interim Director School of Social Work at or (813) 974-1535. View flyer...

ABA Students Present Community Applications of Behavior Analysis

Save the Date! Tuesday, April 26 from 2:00 - 5:00pm. The USF Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum follows the experience guidelines of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, which requires 1,000 total hours of practicum experience. Join the students on April 26 as they share some of their research experience while working at their practicum site. Invitation...

New report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

According to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities, 312,000 of Florida's children have experienced the separation of a parent due to incarceration. Read more...

Supervisor Speaker Series 2016 - Performance Management
The 2016 Supervisor Speaker Series is a series of workshops designed to address the most pressing uses that our supervisors face on a daily basis. Supervisors and staff who provide support to HR functions may attend any or all of the workshops throughout the year to help develop skills as a supervisor.

In this seminar, Tim Miller will discuss establishing a framework for regular communication, setting clear goals and expectations, and providing consistent and meaningful feedback on performance and development. As a manager or supervisor, performance coaching is a critical part of your job. During this training, you'll acquire the tools and training to necessary to effectively communicate with your employees to achieve great results.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Westside Conference Center - D
1:30 - 3:00pm

Seating is limited. Participants must register via email to Your registration will be confirmed. A wait-list will be established if demand exceeds space availability. If you need to cancel your attendance, please email this address as well. This will help to ensure that all available seats have been assigned.
CBCS In the News

Safety bracelets aim to help with autism
CARD-USF's Dr. Karen Berkman discusses safety bracelets for individuals with autism on WFLA.


Dealing with Autism
CARD-USF's Liz Burke shares services overview on Fox 13


Local businesses to become more autism-friendly
CARD-USF's Susan Richmond shares details with WFLA on local businesses partnering with the Learning Academy at USF.


Rodney Harrell: Building in long-term livability
This week, AARP will join with The Patterson Foundation, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging at the University of South Florida, Sarasota County Government and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee to explore how to make Sarasota County more livable.

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