Centers, Institutes & Initiatives
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 is part of the nationwide Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT network to track the status of children in the U.S.
ITRE is a one-of-a-kind education and training program in translational research in adolescent drug abuse.
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
Cultural & Linguistic Competence (CLC) Resource Library for Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities was developed to provide leaders and practitioners in children's mental health and other service systems for children and youth with resources designed to promote behavioral health equity and CLC practice.
National Directory of Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations for Children's Behavioral Health lists family-run and youth-guided organizations and support groups throughout the United States, US Territories and Tribal Nations.
Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide (The Guide) is a comprehensive, evidence-based guide designed to assist schools, in collaboration with families and community partners, in improving their suicide prevention programs or creating new ones.