Center for Children and Families

The Center for Children and Families (CCF) is a world-class research facility for the advancement of child mental health. The center aims to increase understanding of learning difficulties in children and adolescents and to promote the development of effective treatments and prevention. It provides research-based strategies for families and the professionals who work with them and their children. Developmental science faculty at the center address core research issues in bio-behavioral development and its application to ADHD, autism, child anxiety and depression, positive youth development, perinatal care, and reducing disruptive behaviors in young children. CCF aims to increase knowledge of mental health and learning problems in youth, promote the development of treatment and prevention, and to share this information with professionals in mental health, education and primary care.


CCF Director William Pelham (center) with staff and children at FIU.

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