USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences                                                  November 7 -13, 2016

MHLP Assistant Professor Receives USF Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award

Carla Stover, PhD, was selected by USF Research & Innovation receive a Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award for her achievements in 2015 which include; publishing eight journal articles focusing on the development and evaluation of interventions for families impacted by violence and substance abuse; a $672,000 R34 research grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse to further develop her intervention, "Fathers for Change"; and co-investigator on a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to test a co-parenting intervention for at-risk African American parents. She was recognized and honored at a luncheon held on Monday, October 17, 2016.

Little HEARos Trunk-or-Treat

On a sunny Saturday morning in October, the Student Academy of Audiology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders hosted the first annual Little HEARos Trunk-or-Treat. All friends of the USF Speech and Hearing Clinics and Bolesta-USF were invited to this free superhero themed event which made trick-or-treating fun and safe. Faculty, staff and students dressed in costumes, then filled their superhero themed car trunks with candy so that children who receive services at the clinics could enjoy trick-or-treating. Nearly 30 children and their families made this event a huge success.

MHNR Interview on Cultural Competence in Children's Mental Health Services: Dr. Mario Hernandez

MHNR host, Kristin Walker, interviewed Mario Hernandez, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Child and Family Studies on Friday, November 4, 2016. Dr. Hernandez discussed the new Master of Science in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health program and ongoing research efforts within the Department. The full interview is available here.

Colloquium this Thursday

Huw Williams, PhD, will present "Traumatic Brain Injury and Crime: Causal Links and Windows for Intervention" on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 10:00 - 11:30am in MHC 1503. Professor Williams is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CCNR) at Exeter University. As an expert in Neurorehabilitation, Professot Williams is at the forefront of developing management practices for TBI in offender populations. TBI is a key factor amongst a complex array of issues in the lives of offenders which include: family fragmentation, trauma, drug usage, socio-economic disadvantage and can be managed more effectively in survivors, particularly in younger years, to minimize risk of offending.

SAS Presentation and Round Table

CommuniqueCharlotta Nilsen, MS, will present "The Role of Midlife Work Stressors in Health and Aging" on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 12:00pm in MHC 1506. Charlotta is a Doctoral student at the Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. She holds a master's degree in gerontology and bachelor's degree in public health science with a focus on gender, epidemiology, and health economics. Charlotta's research focus is psychosocial work environment, in particular work stressors and a variety of coping mechanisms in late midlife related to health and mortality in older adulthood.

Supervisor Speaker Series 2016 - Collective Bargaining Agreements
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, Liz Gierbolini will discuss the current Staff (AFSCME) and GA collective bargaining agreements in place at USF. She'll highlight specific passages within the agreements that impact terms and conditions of employment for USF employees covered by these agreements. If you hire and/or supervise Staff or GA employees whose positions are covered under these CBA's, you'll want to attend. Knowing the basics of these agreements is essential in the workplace.

Friday, November 18, 2016
MHC 1623
10:00 - 11:30am

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

Black drivers bear brunt of citations from routine stops by St. Anthony PD
Minnesota Public Radio
Research of police bias shows it's not always explicit, said Lorie Fridell, an associate professor of criminology at the University of South Florida and a police bias expert. Sometimes, she said, that bias can be implicit.


Instances of parricide involving both parents very rare
Portland Press Herald
Dr. Kathleen Heide, a professor of criminology at the University of South Florida who has studied parricide for 30 years, said in a phone interview Tuesday that cases such as the Winthrop killings, in which a juvenile is accused of slaying both parents, represent less than 10 percent of the roughly 250 murders of parents by their offspring reported annually in the nation.

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