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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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Your kids weathered the storm, now what?

Friday, September 15, 2017

Psychologist offers tips to help children cope with aftermath of Hurricane Irma Families are slowly trying to return to normalcy […]

CCF Helped Youngsters Find Their Brave Voice

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The Brave Bunch Camp at the Florida International University Center for Children and Families is one of only seven programs in the […]

Deficiencies in early brain activity linked to delinquent behavior in teens

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lower levels of brain activity during childhood may lead to decreased self-control and, eventually, delinquent behavior in adolescence, according to […]

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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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Community Workshops

Free workshops for caregivers and those who work with children to identify and understand early challenge and strategies for positive change.

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