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Support CFS

Please consider a gift to one of our many programs. We believe by joining together, we can create a brighter future for our state’s children, youth and families. Donations can be made online, or by mail. Please contact Lisa Isenbeck for more information at (813) 974-2327.

Autism Services Fund (#530002)

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF (CARD) is funded by the Florida Legislature through the Florida Department of Education and all services are provided free of charge. However, resources are limited and CARD relies on private support for a variety of services and programs not covered by state funding.

Autism Endowment Fund (#536001)

This fund supports the ongoing operating expenses of CARD-USF. Through the generous donations and pledges of the CARD Development Advisory Board members and friends of CARD, the Autism Endowment Fund was established in 2009.

Bob Friedman Professorship (#530018)

This professorship will focus on research, policy analysis, and consultation designed to promote the development of policies and systems that will contribute to positive outcomes for young people. The Bob Friedman Professorship in Child & Family Studies will be the catalyst behind what shapes and defines USF’s impact on children’s mental health over the next decades.

Child and Family Studies Fund (#530013)

To help address the growing number of children needing mental, social, and behavioral support, CFS conducts numerous research, training and service efforts each year relating to a variety of areas, including; child welfare reform, developmental disabilities, early childhood, mental health disparities, suicide prevention, school-based mental health services, transition to adulthood, and trauma recovery.

Florida KIDS COUNT (#530024)

Florida KIDS COUNT (FKC) maintains the collection of data on Florida and its 67 counties related to health, child abuse and neglect, early care and education, poverty, juvenile justice, children and immigration, and working families, which in turn facilitates data that can help bring about meaningful change in our communities. Funds will help to maintain the ability of Florida KIDS COUNT to provide reports, data, technical consultations and exper

HIPPY Services Fund (#530004)

HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) Services Fund will be used to support and promote HIPPY programs in Florida, to assist HIPPY families in Florida, and to support and promote activities of the Florida HIPPY Training and Technical Assistance Center. Allowable expenses are, but are not limited to, training materials (including CDs and DVDs), room rentals, food, travel, speaker fees, and promotional items such as shirts, l

The Learning Academy Success Fund (#530041)

The Learning Academy (TLA) is a customized transition program that assists in preparing young adults diagnosed with ASD for employment. TLA provides services, supports, and experiential opportunities that develop and enhance each student’s independence in meeting personal career goals.

Marriage and Family Therapy Program Fund

This fund supports the Marriage and Family Therapy Program Fund, which helps professionals in mental health, rehabilitation counseling, counselor education, social work, psychology, and other human service fields to enhance their knowledge and skills in marriage and family therapy. (420013)

ABA Student Assistance Fund (#530025)

This fund supports the student work and initiatives of the Applied Behavior Analysis doctoral programs. Expenses may include items such as equipment for student projects/research, scholarships, travel expenses for students to conferences and assistance with the costs of data collection/analysis. Restrictions: students must be full-time, currently enrolled graduate students in the ABA Doctoral or Master’s Program.

Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling

This fund provides support for faculty research and development, student loans, receptions for students and professionals who volunteer time for lectures, field training supervision, etc., and other professional and training benefits not currently provided by the university. (421270)