For 25 years, we had the privilege of being one of two research and training centers in children’s mental health, jointly funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. During that time we worked with wonderful colleagues across the country to help increase awareness of the mental health needs of children, youth, and families, and change the way our communities respond to those needs. And we have been supported in these efforts in every way imaginable by the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, and the Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS).
As our tenure as a federally funded Research and Training Center comes to a close, it is gratifying that CFS remains strong and dedicated to continue the work that began in the early 1980s.
Please continue to join with us as together we capitalize on the progress that has been made over the past 25 years and continue to work together to make the future a brighter one for children, youth, and families.
Dr. Robert Friedman
1984 - 2010