Through cutting-edge research, we aim to provide the highest-quality care for children and adolescents affected by mental illness. With a team of more than 30 of the nation's best researchers and experts, and the assistance of university partnerships and federal funding, we continue to gain new insights into the causes, processes, effects and treatment of child and adolescent mental health disorders.


  • Advance evidence-based knowledge of the causes, mechanisms, outcomes, and interventions for mental health and learning problems of youth
  • Promote the development of effective treatments and prevention through scholarly research
  • Provide state-of-the-art prevention and treatment services to children and families in South Florida
  • Educate students, consumers, and professionals in mental health, education, and primary care


  • Affiliated faculty held 58 active research projects in 2022.
  • $94.5 million in external funding during the 2022 fiscal year from sources including the National Institutes of Health, Institution of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, The Children’s Trust and the State of Florida.
  • 201 papers published by our faculty in the 2022 fiscal year.
  • 8 awards given to our faculty in the 2022 fiscal year for research excellence.

Online Resources

We want to equip everyone with the knowledge and tools to support children and families everywhere through every life stage. Our resources are a starting point. Browse downloadable resources below, or browse video presentations and trainings created by FIU and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, co-sponsored by The Children’s Trust.