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Center for Children and Families

The Center for Children and Families is an FIU Preeminent Program and a world-class clinical research center dedicated to improving the lives of children and families struggling with mental health problems.

Changing Lives Through Education and Intervention

Half of all adult mental health disorders begin in childhood. Through early intervention and by teaching effective strategies to parents and educators, not only can we help with youth mental health, but we can also prevent most mental health issues in adulthood. Watch the video to learn how we are making an impact in our community.

We're thrilled to be a part of FIU's newest chapter with the Next Horizon campaign.

2020 MICAMH Conference

The Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference is the leading interdisciplinary conference that presents state-of-the-art, evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions for mental health and educational problems in children and adolescents. The conference will take place Feb. 5-7, 2020 at the Kovens Conference Center.

Summer Treatment Program

Applications are now open for the Summer Treatment Program (STP), an 8-week comprehensive summer camp program for children ages 6-12 with ADHD and related behavioral, emotional and learning challenges.


Get to Know Us

The CCF has a team of some of the nation’s best researchers and clinical experts in child and adolescent mental health