The Center for Children and Families (CCF) is a multidisciplinary center committed to improving the lives of children, parents and families struggling with mental health concerns.
If you believe your child might be struggling, or if you're looking for general information on children's mental health, please call us at (305) 348-0477 to speak with a clinical staff therapist about the best program for you and your child.
To learn about our current programs, click here.
The CCF is always looking for participants for a variety of research studies. Click here for a list of current research programs you can participate in.
2017 Summer Treatment Program staff applications now being accepted. Apply now!
Check out video resources for both parents and professionals about evidence-based practices that promote child and adolescent mental health.
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” warble the lyrics heard everywhere through the holiday season. But for kids with special health needs, the flashing lights, blaring music, crowded malls, social events and schedule changes can be overwhelming. Children with mental health issues or developmental and physical challenges such as autism, ADHD, sensory issues, depression and anxiety may need extra help managing the festivities of the season.
Who the shooter is matters less than who the victims are and where they died, says Jonathan S. Comer, professor of psychology and director of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology Program at Florida International University in Miami, who studied the psychological impact of the 9/11 attacks and the Boston Marathon bombing.
This is the “Classic Model” of the neurological basis of language function – a revolution in our understanding at the time, and hugely influential to this day. But according to a compelling new paper in Brain and Language by one of our faculty, Dr. Anthony Steven Dick and Dr. Pascale Tremblay, from the Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale in Québec, the Classic Model is obsolete and no longer fit for purpose.
This free Speaker Series session will feature Dr. Ronald H. Rozensky from the University of Florida.
In the past year, an estimated 20.2 million American adults were diagnosed with a substance use disorder. This amounts to approximately half of all mental health diagnoses. This talk will provide an overview of common pathways to substance use and factors that may increase or decrease the risk of adolescent substance use. The talk will conclude with practical tools caregivers can use to help prevent their children from engaging in licit and illicit drug use.