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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 


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Add this to your back-to-school list: 5 tips to manage screen time

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Psychologist Justin Parent offers 5 tips parents can use to manage their child's screen time before school starts.

How well teens respond to psychological interventions may depend on their parents' mental health

Thursday, July 25, 2019

New study reveals a parent’s level of psychological distress may influence how well adolescents in the juvenile justice system respond to certain mental health interventions.

Could lack of sleep be a cause of ADHD?

Monday, July 15, 2019

Over the past two decades, parents and teachers have reported increasing numbers of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and […]


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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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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