The Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health is now accepting applications to present at the 16th annual conference on children’s mental health service system research. The national conference, a System of Care for Children’s Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base, will be held March 2-5, 2003 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside in Tampa, Florida.
The Center’s Annual Research Conference is nationally recognized for creating a forum to explore contemporary, empirical research on systems of care. Innovative methods presented at prior conferences have been implemented in practice and policy, improving how communities support children with emotional and behavioral disabilities and their families.
The need for solid research on service delivery systems can be felt globally as well. The Center extends a national and international invitation to researchers, evaluators, providers, administrators, educators and family members to add their knowledge and experience to this rapidly expanding research base.
We invite you to add your knowledge and experience to the research base for systems of care for children with emotional/behavioral disabilities and their families. We will consider proposals for paper presentations, symposia, posters and topical discussions. Proposals will be selected on the basis of their quality of empirical support, cultural sensitivity, originality, and clarity.
Research and Evaluation related to
Service system assessment, development
Center for Mental Health Services Programs
Dissemination and implementation
Policy development and implementation
Effectiveness of partnerships, including those with family members
Educational outcomes in systems of care
Effectiveness of child welfare/foster care programs
Effects of financing conditions
Effects of accountability strategies within systems of care
Of Special Interest
We are especially interested in proposals addressing these subject areas:
Research on school/mental health collaborative models and partnerships.
Research projects representing strong partnerships with family members.
Research on juvenile justice/mental health collaborative models and partnerships.
Studies on the impact of financial policies on children with emotional/behavioral disabilities and their families.
Implementation evaluation and treatment fidelity.
Research on early childhood mental health.
Research on cultural competency.
Research on effectiveness of systems and services.
The Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health is part of the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida’s Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute. Since 1984, the Center has conducted an integrated series of research, training, consultation and dissemination activities to achieve its mission of improving service delivery systems for children with serious emotional or behavioral disabilities and their families. The annual research conference represents one of the events coordinated by the Center to encourage the development and sharing of information on effective service systems. The Center is jointly funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Center for Mental Health Services.
Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
University of South Florida
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612-3807
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