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January

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Dr. Beatriz Luna, Professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will present on Specialization of Brain Systems Underlying the Maturation of Working Memory

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Dr. Naomi Goldstein, Associate Professor of Psychology at Drexel University will present on Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Philadelphia Police School Diversion Program

February

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Panelists will discuss their experiences in successfully obtaining federal funding for graduate and post-doctoral fellowships. Dr. Frazier will moderate and discuss other funding sources for fellowships, research and travel

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Dr. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Professor at School of Education, University of Delaware, will present on "Are “Educational” Apps Educational?"

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Dr. John Weisz, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, will present on Personalizing Youth Psychotherapy Using a Transdiagnostic Approach

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Dr. Alexandra Quittner, Professor of Psychology at University of Miami will present on Prevalence of Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and Parent Caregivers

March

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Dr. Linda Pfiffner, Professor of Psychiatry at University of California at San Francisco will present on Extending Evidence-Based Interventions to Schools: The Collaborative Life Skills Program

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1 session: 12-1 PM. FREE. In this community workshop caregivers will learn how to identify and understand the causes of early social-emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges in young children (ages 3-7), and implement simple and effective strategies to promote the behavioral and social-emotional well-being of their children, positive learning outcomes and prevent learning failure.

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CCF Graduate Students will present briefly on current research and recent publications.

April

CCF Speaker Series: Dr. Erika Coles

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Dr. Erika Coles, Clinical Director of the Center for Children and Families at FIU will present on Increasing Teacher Integrity of Behavioral Classroom Interventions: Testing a Theory of Change

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In this free community workshop, caregivers and professionals will learn about evidence-based behavioral interventions for ADHD and other related attention and behavior problems for both the home and the school setting.

CCF Speaker Series: Dr. Jodi Quas

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Dr. Jodi Quas, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California at Irvine will present on Identifying and Intervening on Behalf of Maltreated and At-Risk Children.

CCF Speaker Series: Dr. Rebecca Shearer

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Dr. Rebecca Shearer, Assoc. Professor of Department of Psychology at University of Miami will present on Fostering Positive Classroom Engagement for Preschoolers with Behavioral Needs

CCF Speaker Series: Dr. Bruce Chorpita

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Dr. Bruce Chorpita, Professor of Department of Psychology at UCLA will present on Better by Design: Managing Evidence Bases to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Youth

May

CCF Speaker Series: Dr. Tiffany Field

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Dr. Tiffany Field, Professor of Dept. of Pediatrics at University of Miami School of Medicine will present on Imitation Play Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends behavior therapy as the “first line of treatment” for children diagnosed with ADHD before the age of 6. Through high school, the AAP guidelines call for medication used in conjunction with behavior therapy, which the CDC calls an “effective treatment for ADHD that can improve a child’s behavior, self-control, and self-esteem.”

September

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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.

October

Speaker Series: Principles Underlying the Use of Multiple Informants' Reports

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This session will feature Dr. Andres De Los Reyes, an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park.

November

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This session will be presented by Dr. Gregory Fabiano,Professor and Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research at University at Buffalo

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This session will feature Dr. Matthew Lerner, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, & Pediatrics; and Director, Social Competence & Treatment Lab at Stony Brook University.

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This free community workshop will focus on how to identify symptoms of anxiety, including somatization, and a brief overview of the treatment of these disorders.

December

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Enjoy a night on the town, catch a movie, grab a bite to eat, or just enjoy a nice evening of peace and quiet. This will be a fun and game-filled evening for your children and they won't want it to end!  Oh, and don't worry about dinner. We've got you covered! Feel confident that your kids are safe, having fun, and being well-provided for by your favorite CCF Staff.

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This free Speaker Series session will feature Dr. Ronald H. Rozensky from the University of Florida.

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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.