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Training & Education

The Center for Children and Families is committed to providing extensive education and training opportunities for educators, mental health professionals, students and the community in evidence-based approaches through various programs that focus on child and adolescent mental health.

Education & Training Highlights

  • We provided more than 450 hours of training to more than 6,000 teachers and other school professionals in 2018
  • In 2018, our center provided 1900 Continuing Education Units to 735 licensed professionals
  • 590 undergraduate students and 128 doctoral and master-level students were trained at our center in 2018.



FIU CCF T32 is a NIDA-sponsored training program that prepares pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellows to become leaders in research with a focus on the overlap between child and adolescent mental health and substance use and risk thereof.

  For Students

Students can gain experience via academic and treatment programs.

  For Parents

Parents and their children can benefit from CCF's high-quality, evidence-based treatment programs. Browse our programs and resources.

  For Professionals

Professionals can develop their expertise through a variety of professional development programs:

Continuing Education

Continuing education opportunities are available for psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers and school psychologists.

MICAMH Conference - Leading interdisciplinary conference that presents state-of-the-art, evidence-based prevention and treatments for children and adolescents

Speaker Series - Lectures designed to provide professionals and students with strategies for understanding, identifying and treating child mental health problems

Online Training - Video resources for parents and professionals about evidence-based practices that promote child and adolescent mental health

In-Service Training

In-service training programs for educators offer knowledge on identifying learning challenges and mental health problems.

Summer Treatment Program Startup

CCF holds workshops for agencies seeking to create a Summer Treatment Program.


Resources available through CCF include educational treatment materials and assessment instruments for parents, teachers, mental health professionals and students.