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Centers, Institutes & Initiatives

Florida's Center for Child Welfare Practice

Florida's Center for Child Welfare Practice works in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families to provide in-service training for re-certification of child welfare professionals and foster parents.

Florida Center for Inclusive Communities/University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (FCIC/UCEDD)

FCIC/UCEDD provides both pre-service and in-service training programs for professionals and community members who provide supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

FCIC programs include:

Florida KIDS COUNT

Florida KIDS COUNT is part of the nationwide Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT network to track the status of children in the U.S.

Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse (ITRE)

ITRE is a one-of-a-kind education and training program in translational research in adolescent drug abuse.

USF Rightpath Research and Innovation Center

The primary mission of the Center is to employ cutting edge research methods to develop, evaluate, and disseminate tools, strategies, and programs that elevate achievement of vulnerable children.

CFS Resources and Special Initiatives