USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences                                                      August 15-20, 2016

Tribute to CFS Professor Dr. Teresa Nesman

Dr. Teresa Nesman, Applied Anthropologist and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Child & Family Studies at USF, passed away peacefully on August 6th in Tampa, FL after a long illness. Teresa was a special part of CFS for 20 years before retiring in 2015 to attend to her health and fulfill a few travel dreams.

Teresa was a highly valued colleague and dear friend to many and will be greatly missed. She will long be remembered for her many efforts to improve the accessibility of mental health services for diverse children and their families. She led several national research and evaluation efforts on cultural competence and reducing mental health disparities as well as numerous community-based collaborative projects targeting Latino children and families. Through this work, she contributed to numerous reports, monographs, book chapters, and presentations on the development of accessible service systems for diverse children, youth, and families. In addition, she developed graduate coursework on cultural competence and community-based interventions for diverse children and youth that continues to be taught in CFS. Read more...

Criminology Associate Professor Named Outstanding Educator

Wesley Jennings, PhD, is the recipient of the 2016 Southern Criminal Justice Association's Outstanding Educator Award. The Outstanding Educator Award recognizes a criminal justice educator for outstanding academic achievement in teaching, research and service. He will be presented with the award at their annual meeting on September 9th at the Savannah DeSoto Hilton in Savannah, Georgia.

CACREP and CORE Joint Accreditation Review Process Successfully Completed for RMHC

The USF Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (MA) program now joins a handful of other higher education programs across the United States in successfully completing the joint review process offered as part of the 2013 affiliation agreement between the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Read more...

CFS/AFSP to hold August Workshops
The Department of Child & Family Studies will cosponsor a couple of suicide prevention and loss events with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Tampa this month.

A Workshop for Survivors of Suicide Loss: Finding Hope & Healing
August 18, 2016
6:30 - 8:30pm

 Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training Program
August 19, 2016
8:30am - 4:45pm
SAS Doctoral Dissertation Defense
Title: "Moderation Analysis of Bowel Function among Nutrients and Physical Function or Depression, as well as whether Bowel Function is Related to Cognition in Older Adults"
Student: Jessie Alwerdt
Date: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: MHA 126A
CBCS In the News

After two family shootings in a year, Chesapeake struggles to understand
A firearm readily available in the home is one of five factors that can increase the chance of parricide, or a child killing a parent, Kathleen Heide, a criminology professor at the University of South Florida who's researched the topic extensively, said in a 2012 interview with CBS.

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