USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences                                                        August 8-14, 2016


Supervisor Speaker Series 2016 - ADA and Disability Etiquette
The 2016 Supervisor Speaker Series is a series of workshops designed to address the most pressing issues 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.
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

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 

MacManus to Speak as Part of the 2016-17 Distinguished Lectureship in Aging

CommuniqueSusan A. MacManus, PhD, will present "Florida's Changing Electorate: The Generational Divide in the 2016 Election" on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 10:30am in the USF College of Public Health Auditorium 1023B. Dr. MacManus is a Distinguished University Professor at USF in the Department of Government and International Affairs, and Florida's most-quoted political scientist. She directs the annual USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey - the state's most extensive annual public policy survey of adult Floridians ( She currently serves as the political analyst for ABC Action News. She has appeared on every major broadcast, cable television and radio network, along with interviews by major newspapers in Florida, the U.S. and abroad. Come listen, ask questions and enjoy this timely lecture.

Call for Proposals and Early Bird Registration for the 30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health

The 30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health will be held March 5-8, 2017 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel. The 2017 conference will mark the 30th year that the Department of Child & Family Studies has hosted this conference focused on cutting-edge research and best policy practices for child, adolescent, and young adult behavioral health. The Conference Planning Committee is currently accepting proposals for research benefiting children, youth, and their families. The deadline for submitting proposals is 5:00pm Eastern Time on October 28, 2016. Early Bird registration is also being accepted until February 10, 2017 and will save you $50 on the regular rate. Read more...

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CBCS In the News

Hoping Hillary Clinton Rekindles the Spirit that Pioneered Innovative Preschool Program
The 74 Million
The University of South Florida's HIPPYUSA National Research and Evaluation Center tracks research on the program. It concludes that "HIPPY graduates have demonstrated higher scores on standardized pre-academic, language, and cognitive direct assessment measures."


Dementia breakthrough as risk could be cut significantly with simple brain training course
Professor Jerri Edwards, of the University of South Florida, said: "The mistake some people make is thinking all brain training is the same.

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