Child and Family Behavioral Health

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The Division of Child and Family Behavioral Health (CFBH) is composed of faculty and staff engaged in research and evaluation of children's behavioral health services as well as training, technical assistance, and knowledge sharing that supports, improves, and sustains programs and systems that serve children and their families.

CFBH Mission

The CFBH mission is to promote the health and well-being of children and families while empowering them to positively impact their own lives.

Major focus areas include:

  • Child welfare
  • Evidence-based services
  • Implementation science and practice
  • Interagency collaboration and system development
  • Mental health disparities
  • School mental health
  • State and national evaluation of behavioral health services
  • Training and technical assistance for behavioral health services
  • Transition age youth and young adults

CFBH goals

  • Being responsive to the needs of states, communities, and public sector child-serving systems
  • Developing collaborative, well-functioning systems of care for at-risk children and families

CFBH Faculty

CFBH faculty have lead roles in CFS' MS in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, the Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse (ITRE), and Graduate Certificate in Children’s Mental Health. The division is home to the peer-reviewed Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research. Learn more about the CFBH faculty.