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Center for Children and Families

The Center for Children and Families (CCF) is an FIU Preeminent Program and a world-class clinical research center dedicated to improving the lives of children and families struggling with mental health problems. The CCF is a one-stop care facility that provides effective, low-cost treatments to more than 3,000 families each year through clinical services and research programs. The CCF also provides training and education to hundreds of students, and continuing education opportunities in evidence-based approaches to thousands of psychologists, mental health professionals and educators nationwide.

Mental health problems are more costly to society than any other health problem. Twenty percent of children in the U.S. suffer from a mental health problem and approximately 50 percent of mental illness cases begin by age 14. Join us in our mission to improve the lives of children and families struggling with mental health problems. Your support will help us combat this public health crisis and allow us to provide access to the very best treatments for families who need it most.

Funds donated will allow us to provide families with the highest quality care, advance the way we treat mental health through research, train the next generation of professionals and educate our community.


CCF is committed to bettering the lives of families, expanding our scientific knowledge base about mental health, and supporting positive change within our community.Jessica Robb, Ph.D., Mental Health Counseling Program & Licensed Psychologist
CCF is one of the few multidisciplinary child mental health research centers in the South Florida area. It provides an array of clinical services to local families and schools as well as advancing the development of mental health treatments for children across a variety of disorders in addition to being a primary training site for the community’s next wave of physicians and psychologists.James G. Waxmonsky, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry

How to Give

  • Recurring Biweekly Payroll Deductions – Your Gift Amount will be deducted continuously. (i.e., $1.92 = $1.92 per pay period until you request a change)
  • One Payment Payroll Deduction – Your Gift Amount will be deducted from one pay check only. (i.e., $100 = $ 100 from one pay period)
  • Pay Directly with Credit Card
  • Download Pledge Form

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