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Center for Child and Family Development

Welcome! We're so glad you came by to visit our web site. The Center exists to make life better for children and families. Learn about our mission and scope, our history and our training objectives.

In our pages you will be able to read in detail about the model of School-Based Family Counseling as well as Counseling Works!, a collection of case stories written by USF Center counselors. And please take a moment to review the Disastershock Handbook which contains invaluable information for responding to crises of all kinds, from minor to immense.

In addition, you will find information on the international conferences sponsored by the Center: the annual Oxford Symposium in School-Based Family Counseling and the Council for Human Rights of Children, chaired by Cloe Madanes, H.D.L.

30th Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Child & Family Development

Join the USF Center for Child and Family Development at USF on November 13, 2014 for a gala dinner event as we celebrate thirty years of committed service to students, schools and families, and honor the contributions of founding board chairpersons Sister Mary Peter Traviss, O.P. and Father John Lo Schiavo, S.J.

Event attendees will enjoy cocktail hour, followed by a seated dinner, a presentation of the honorees, and a raffle. Proceeds from the evening benefit the USF Center for Child and Family Development.

Learn more about the event and how to purchase tickets »