USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences                                                          August 1-7, 2016


Ireland Study Abroad Program Completes Another Successful Experience

The 2016 Ireland Study Abroad Program focusing on Solutions to Homelessness in the U.S. and Ireland/Europe was, once again, a successful global citizen experience for 9 students representing behavioral healthcare, social work, public health, psychology and criminology.

After studying at the prestigious Trinity College, Dublin for one week, students were immersed in community-based field experiences (Focus Ireland & Simon Community) in Dublin and Athlone (rural) with a second week of cultural education throughout the West Coast of Ireland. The program was capped with students participating in the 2nd Annual Housing First Conference at the University of Limerick. For the third year, the program was led by MHLP faculty Mark Engelhardt who presented at the international Housing First conference on the United States (SAMHSA) Evidenced-based Permanent Supportive Housing Tool kit. USF collaborating faculty included Dr. Sam Tsemberis, founder of Housing First and Conference Keynote speaker; Dr. Eoin O'Sullivan, Chair of Trinity College School of Social Policy and Social Work with Dr. Paula Mayock (European Women's expert); and Dr. Steve Gaetz and Melanie Redman from the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (York University), experts on Youth and Family Homelessness. Mr. Engelhardt has the commitment of our Irish partners, so recruitment for the 2017 program will begin in a few weeks.



Supervisor Speaker Series 2016 - ADA and Disability Etiquette
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, David Owens will discuss the rules and regulations pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and your responsibilities, as a supervisor or manager. He'll also provide practical guidance on appropriate ways of discussing disabilities and the language and behaviors that are conducive to creating a respectful and thoughtful work environment that is welcoming to all individuals.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
MHC 1503
9:00am - 12:00pm

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.
CFS/AFSP to hold August Workshops
The Department of Child & Family Studies will cosponsor a couple of suicide prevention and loss events with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Tampa next month.
A Workshop for Survivors of Suicide Loss: Finding Hope & Healing
August 18, 2016
6:30 - 8:30pm

 Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training Program
August 19, 2016
8:30am - 4:45pm 
2016 Fall Forensic Series

MHLP will be hosting its 2016 Continuing Education Forensic Training Series for Mental Health Professionals in August. Instruction in forensic evaluation of adults and juveniles involved in the legal system is complemented with focused training on assessing and managing patients' risk for violence in acute long-term care settings. The Forensic Evaluation and Juvenile Justice Training will take place from August 15-16, 2016. The Florida Adult Forensic Examiner Training will be held from August 18-20, 2016. Both training sessions will be held in the Westside Conference Center. For more information, visit the website(s) above or email

CBCS In the News

Could this computer game delay Alzheimer's symptoms? New study suggests it could
Washington Post
Monday in Toronto, a research team led by Jerri Edwards at the University of South Florida announced that they had used the wealth of data from the ACTIVE study to ask a different and more provocative question: Could cognitive training delay the onset of dementia or cognitive decline related to Alzheimer's?


Report: Confinement, overrepresentation of black youth cause for concern at juvenile detention
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Black youth are still overrepresented and "race continues to explain case outcomes even after taking into consideration relevant legal factors, such as crime severity, crime type, etc.," wrote Michael Leiber, of the University of South Florida, who monitors equal protection.

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