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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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Combating Social Anxiety by Spreading Positive Messages

Friday, July 21, 2017

Every day, 6-year-old Northfielder Nika Hirsch faces her fears. It might be at school, when a classmate asks her how […]

Congratulations to FIU Psychologist, Dr. Jonathan Comer

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Dr. Jonathan Comer, professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and director of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology Program at FIU’s […]

Melissa Baralt Featured on BizJournals for Her App, Háblame Bebé

Friday, June 09, 2017

Melissa Baralt at Miami’s Florida International University has created a mobile application to address vocabulary deficiencies in children from low-income […]

Annual Report for 2016

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


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.

Learn about our Speaker Series


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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