Our Services

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.

Are you a professional looking for training or continuing education? Have a child to refer for services? Click here to learn more about the services we provide.

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Latest News

Science News: Promise and perils of marijuana deserve more scientific scrutiny


“The legalization and commercialization of cannabis has allowed marketing to get ahead of science,” says Raul Gonzalez, a psychologist at Florida International University in Miami who reviewed the report before publication. While the report highlights possible medical benefits, Gonzalez notes that it also underscores negative consequences of regular cannabis use. These include certain respiratory and psychological problems.

CBS News: 10 holiday tips for families of kids with special health needs


“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.

Washington Post: In the age of the active shooter, learning to survive is a routine part of life


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.

Upcoming Events

Very Early Family-Based Intervention for Conduct Problems: Outcomes 6, 9 & 12 Years Post Treatment

01/20/2017 12:00 PM

This Speaker Series talk is presented by Dr. Robert Zucker, professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Michigan.

Parent Management Training & Collaborative & Proactive Solutions in the treatment of youth with ODD

02/03/2017 12:00 PM

This Speaker Series talk is presented by Dr. Thomas Ollendick, distinguished professor at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to Understanding & Modifying Decision-Making & Attention in ADHD

02/10/2017 12:00 PM

This Speaker Series talk is presented by Dr. Julie B. Schweitzer, professor at the University of California Davis MIND Institute