Center for Children and Families
11200 SW 8th Street AHC 1 Room 140 Miami, Florida 33199
Telephone: 305.348.0477 Fax: 305.348.3646
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The Center for Children and Families' (CCF) goal is to develop models for evidence-based, cost-effective, exportable, and integrated clinical services for children with mental health problems. To this end, we offer services and treatment for children and their families in an interdisciplinary clinic that provides multimodal, family, and school-centered treatment for children with behavioral and learning problems.
During the school year, outpatient services are offered at the group and individual level. In most cases, families must participate in group-based services before being considered for individual treatment. Prior to enrollment in individual outpatient services, social skills programs, the Summer Treatment Program (STP), or the Summer Treatment Program for Adolescents (STP-A), an intake assessment with a CCF Clinical Staff Therapist must be completed. We will review each participant in a case by case basis in order to determine if the child is appropriate for the service of interest. Please call (305) 348-0477 to speak with a CCF Clinical Staff Therapist.
Below is a new treatment program now offered at Florida International University:
The FIU Early Intensive Behavioral
Intervention Program (EIBI) provides intensive, individualized, applied
behavior analysis intervention to children under three years of age, who have
or are at risk for a developmental delay or disorder, such as
autism. EIBI is designed to strengthen communication, social and
pre-academic skills. The goal of the program is to maximize each child's
learning potential in these key areas in order to prepare her/him for
preschool. EIBI provides one-to-one instruction throughout the day, in an
environment designed to engage the child. Teaching strategies emphasize
reinforcement of desired behaviors that foster learning and
independence. Parent training is also offered to facilitate the child's
ongoing progress in the home and other settings.
Below is a list of our treatment programs that will be offered in Summer 2013 at Florida International University:
Summer Treatment Program (STP) (Summer 2013)
The STP is an award-winning and comprehensive treatment program for children's behavioral, emotional, and learning problems. Designed for children with ADHD and related problems, this program incorporates a set of evidence-based treatments into a therapeutic summer day camp. Parents take an active role in their children's treatment by participating in weekly parent training sessions, where they develop the skills needed to change their child's behavior in the home environment and to foster generalization of the child's therapeutic gains. The STP has a proven track record of results for thousands of children and families... more
Summer Treatment Program for Adolescents (STP-A ) (Summer 2013)
Adapted from the STP, the Summer Treatment Program for Adolescents (STP-A) is offered to adolescents entering grades 7-11. The program helps young teenagers develop the skills they need to succeed in middle and high school settings. Adolescents will spend the day playing sports, gaining leadership and job experience, and developing their academic, social, and organization skills..more Below is a list of our treatment programs that will be offered in the Spring and Fall of 2012 at Florida International University:
Coping for Parents
The Center for Children & Families will soon offer group parenting classes. Classes are open to parents with children aged 5-12. Children participate in a social skills training group while parents attend class. Childcare is provided for children aged 3+. Enrollment is open and families can start the class at anytime... more
Saturday Treatment Program (SatTP)
The Saturday Treatment program is a weekly program that meets for two hours on Saturday mornings throughout the school year. The program is open to children aged 5 - 12 with behavioral problems. Saturday sessions emphasize development of social and sports skills, in a fun and rewarding environment...more
Parenting Your Adolescent
These sessions are designed to address the special problems relevant to teenagers and their parents. Topics focus on improving family communication and problem-solving skills, as well as the use of behavioral contracting and positive reinforcement to obtain desired behaviors...more
Supporting Teens' Academic Needs Daily (STAND)
Consisting of academic skill building and working with a "coach," this service helps to coordinate a system of organization, assignment monitoring, and academic accountability at school for your adolescent... more
School Interventions are conducted through direct contact with community school staff and by teaching parents to work more efficiently with schools. Therapists working with the family provide direct consultation to the child's classroom teacher in the development of an individualized behavioral treatment program to manage problematic behaviors and improve academic performance. Parents are encouraged to participate in the consultation sessions so that they can learn the consultant's skills in order to maintain the school-based intervention over the remainder of the school year and in subsequent school years. School interventions can also be conducted at the school-wide level. CCF staff work with all of the staff in a school to develop comprehensive and effective school-wide discipline and violence prevention programs.