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

FIU News: Experts explore latest developments in child mental health care


Nearly 500 mental health professionals from all across the world recently convened in Miami for the Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference hosted by the FIU Center for Children and Families. Researchers presented the latest findings for child mental health problems including ADHD, anxiety, autism, suicide and depression, trauma and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Reader's Digest: 11 Ways to Stop Temper Tantrums in Their Tracks


"The most important way to prevent tantrums is to praise your toddler when he or she remains calm in a situation that typically leads to a tantrum," shares Daniel M. Bagner, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Florida International University. This way your child knows what behavior is expected to them and will come to emulate it in order to recreate the praise they receive.

FIU News: How to strengthen your relationship for baby


On average, 11,636 babies are born every Valentine’s Day in the United States. For two-thirds of couples, this new addition causes increased conflict and an overall decline in the quality of their relationship. FIU psychologist Lisa Arango believes a way for a relationship to survive and thrive through a transition into parenthood is to identify the challenges that lie ahead and stay connected with your partner. She provides some tips on how to baby-proof your relationship.

Upcoming Events

Open Science, Open Practice: Implications for Industrial-Organizational Psychology

03/31/2017 12:00 PM

Dr. Frederick L. Oswald, president-elect of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) will be giving a talk about the open science movement, spurred on by the recent "replication crisis" in psychology, which strives to improve research and publication practices.

Leveraging People, Places, and Products to Increase Access to Evidence-based Parenting Interventions

04/07/2017 12:00 PM

This free Speaker Series talk is being presented by Dr. Anil Chacko, associate professor at New York University.

Autism and joint attention: clinical and neuroscience implications across the life span

04/11/2017 12:00 PM

This free Speaker Series talk is being presented by Dr. Peter Mundy, Lisa Capps Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Education in the Department of Psychiatry and the MIND Institute at the University of California at Davis.