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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.

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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.

Check out video resources for both parents and professionals about evidence-based practices that promote child and adolescent mental health.

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Latest News

Fox News: Doctors may miss ADHD in nonwhite kids


African-American and Latino children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be much less likely to receive a diagnosis or treatment than their white peers, a small U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on almost 4,300 children whose parents participated in surveys about ADHD symptoms, diagnosis and treatment when the kids were in fifth, seventh and tenth grades.

Reuters: Doctors may miss ADHD in nonwhite kids


Part of the challenge, too, is there’s no simple lab test to diagnose ADHD, noted Joseph Raiker, a researcher at the Florida International University Center for Children and Families in Miami.Instead, doctors rely in part on subjective reports from parents and teachers to diagnose ADHD in kids, Raiker, who wasn’t involved in the study, said by email.

Miami Herald: ADHD in the classroom: a struggle for teachers and students


Dr. William Pelham is a world-renowned ADHD researcher at Florida International University. He credits two major developments with boosting the number of diagnoses: One, recognition by the federal government in 1991 that children with ADHD are entitled to special education services in school. Second, the development and marketing of new pharmaceutical drugs in the 2000s.

Upcoming Events

Speaker Series: Brain Development and Public Policy: Translating What We Discover into What They Do

09/07/2016 02:30 PM

Dr. Levitt will discuss the communication challenges, as well as strategies that seem to work, based on experiences working with colleagues at the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and with Frameworks Institute. Topics of building a strong foundation for healthy brain architecture, executive function skills, resilience, and the influence of cultural frames on translating science into action will be discussed.