Research & Training

CFS Research and Training Activities by Topic

Reduction in Mental Health Disparities

Florida Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education: Florida AWARE “Building Resiliency in Diverse Groups of Empowered Stakeholders (BRIDGES)” Project AWARE - USF

Florida AWARE builds capacity of school and community-based resources to respond to the needs of students with mental health needs; implement mental health awareness training to school staff and other adult stakeholders; enhance school climate with programming to promote the healthy development of school-aged youth, prevent youth violence, and reduce the number of students referred for disciplinary action, and; address policy and practices necessary to apply outcomes to other districts in Florida. USF serves as evaluators of the project, including tracking annual and cumulative 5-year goals and specific objectives associated with each goal.

Contact: Donald Kincaid, EdD
Funder: Florida Department of Education/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services