USF Pre-College Recap / Children's Mental Health

USF Pre-College Preview

It’s a summer school that students want to attend, as preparations are underway for USF Pre-College 2013. Last year’s initial program drew almost two hundred high school students to seven different courses on the USF Tampa campus, and this year's session aims to be even bigger and better. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you inside the classroom and laboratories with these promising young scholars.

Children's Mental Health

May is “National Mental Health Awareness Month,” and children’s mental health continues to be a major concern. This week on University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we sit down with a trio of researchers from the USF Department of Child and Family Studies to talk about “Positive Behavior Support,” an intervention method that mental health professionals are using in over 18-thousand schools to address challenging behavior among children of all ages.

Video Extras

Behind the scenes of USF's Pre-College STEM Academy

Dr. Richard Pollenz, the Director of the USF Office for Undergraduate Research & teacher of the USF Pre-College STEM Academy, says while classroom information is important to share with the high school students, lab work is the real key to keeping them interested in science and research.

More Information: 

USF Pre-College
USF Pre-College website
813-974-2403 1-866-541-7124
Children's Mental Health
Florida’s Positive Behavior Support Project
USF Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
USF Department of Child & Family Studies website


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