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Our faculty and staff are national leading experts in child and adolescent mental health. Their research is extensive and has appeared on different platforms including many top-tier national publications, such as TODAY.comThe New York TimesWashington PostUSA Today and Univision.

Our experts can comment on different topics including:

  • ADHD and other behavioral problems
  • Bullying
  • Anxiety and phobias
  • Depression and other mood conditions
  • Effects of disasters and terrorism on youth
  • Substance abuse in teens
  • Academic problems in school and more 


Our team is available to assist with news inquiries involving faculty and staff, education, as well as research and programs. 

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Can maternal depression have a lasting effect on the mother-baby bond?

Monday, April 23, 2018

The emotional bond that occurs between a mother and her baby is instant. It is perhaps one of the most […]

Dr. Pettit discusses suicide prevention on CBS4 News

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Center for Children and Families’ (CCF) Dr. Jeremy Pettit, Director of the Child Anxiety & Phobia Program (CAPP), sat […]

Students from across the nation receive training in child mental health at FIU

Friday, April 13, 2018

FIU’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) is looking for paraprofessional counselors for the upcoming Summer Treatment Program (STP). The […]


The CCF offers various events throughout the year for students, faculty, professionals and the community to disseminate evidence-based information on child and adolescent mental health. 


MICAMH Conference

The Miami International Child & Adolescent Health Conference is interdisciplinary and presents state-of-the-art, evidence-based prevention and treatments for children and adolescents.

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Speaker Series

For professionals, current tools for understanding, identifying, and treating mental health problems in children.

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Free Parenting Workshops

Parenting doesn't come with an instruction manual but we can give you the tips and tricks you need to make parenting more manageable.

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Annual Report for 2016

Discover the Center for Children and Families' innovative treatments, achievements, success stories and publications.