Welcome to the Center for Children and Families (CCF) at Florida International University. The mission of the CCF is to study the etiology, mechanisms, and treatment of mental health and learning difficulties of children and adolescents, and to provide education and services for their families and the professionals who work with them.
Our goals are (1) to increase knowledge of mental health and learning problems of youth, (2) to promote the development of effective treatments and prevention, and (3) to disseminate this information to professionals in mental health, education, and primary care. In addition, we provide state-of-the-art services to children and families in South Florida.
Our website has user-friendly information for parents, teachers, students, and professionals. We encourage visitors to download our fact sheets, treatment templates, posters, and PowerPoint presentations, as well as to view recent presentations from our Speaker Series. Don't forget to check for space availability at our upcoming Biennial Conference on Evidence-based Treatments in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
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William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph. D.
Director, Center for Children and Families