Posts tagged with: "Center for Children and Families (CCF)"

by Eduardo Merille

Gov. DeSantis announces FIU research collaboration with Israel

Today Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced a $5.2 million National Institute of Mental Health grant to fund a collaboration between […]

President, provost recognize 2019 Top Scholars

President, provost recognize 2019 Top Scholars

Being a professor can require thick skin. Before a faculty member publishes research, receives a grant or sees their research […]

Research rules out mental flexibility, attention as advantages for some bilingual children

Research rules out mental flexibility, attention as advantages for some bilingual children

Bilingual children are on equal footing with monolingual children when it comes to regulating their behavior, planning and problem-solving, according […]

Researchers seek how to best treat kids with ADHD in schools

Researchers seek how to best treat kids with ADHD in schools

Story by Rosanna Castro Researchers at FIU’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) are evaluating the most effective classroom interventions […]

Guide to 2019 summer camps

Guide to 2019 summer camps

Campers rejoice: adventure awaits at the university this summer. Whether your child wants to kayak Biscayne Bay, act in the […]

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Alternative treatment for anxiety proves effective for the most difficult cases

Alternative treatment for anxiety proves effective for the most difficult cases

Helping children diagnosed with anxiety hone their attention shows promising results for recovery, according to a new study by researchers […]

FIU celebrates outstanding students at annual award ceremony

FIU celebrates outstanding students at annual award ceremony

Published researchers, disability advocates and passionate leaders are all among FIU’s best and brightest. The Division of Academic & Student […]

In the first study to calculate children’s social, behavioral and academic difficulties into a family’s cost of raising a child with ADHD, researchers at FIU's Center for Children and Families discovered raising a child with ADHD costs five times more than raising a child without ADHD.

Raising a child with ADHD costs five times more than raising a child without ADHD, study finds

Story by Rosanna Castro Raising a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) costs American families an estimated $5.8 billion […]

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Pediatricians should encourage parents to use their home language with their children, says researcher

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In […]

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Our researchers can’t work without…

Our researchers can’t work without…

Researchers go into the field sometimes with just a backpack, other times with suitcases full of gear. Some tools can […]

Researchers investigate sleep’s role in emotional experiences for teens

Researchers investigate sleep’s role in emotional experiences for teens

Story by Rosanna Castro Researchers at the FIU Center for Children and Families are trying to uncover the role that […]

New grant helps train teachers to be culturally conscious

New grant helps train teachers to be culturally conscious

Melissa Baralt, associate professor of applied psycholinguistics, teaches educators. From working with future Spanish professors in graduate courses at FIU to […]

Effectively treating childhood anxiety can be done for less, new study finds

Effectively treating childhood anxiety can be done for less, new study finds

Researchers at the FIU Center for Children and Families have found computer-based interventions can cut childhood anxiety treatment costs nearly […]

Childhood trauma affects brain and increases risk of substance use in adolescence, study finds

Childhood trauma affects brain and increases risk of substance use in adolescence, study finds

Story by Rosanna Castro A new study led by FIU researchers at the Center for Children and Families found that […]

Unstoppable: A look at FIU’s decade of progress

Unstoppable: A look at FIU’s decade of progress

Back in 2008, the U.S. economy sunk to historic lows as Wall Street and the world’s banking system lay in […]