Family Study Center | USF St. Petersburg

Family Study Center

The Family Study Center on the USF St. Petersburg campus is the home of both basic and applied research studies concerned with understanding, supporting, and advocating for families with young children. Since its inception, the Family Study Center has been a base for innovative new projects and initiatives to support co-parenting and young children’s development. Learn More.

Join Our Cohort!

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This year, the Family Study Center celebrates 20 years of community programs and research. Apply now to join our 2024 Infant-Family Mental Health graduate certificate program cohort - deadline to apply April 15, 2024! Classes begin June 24, 2024.

Registration Is Open!

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Registration is now open to attend the Family Study Center's 20th anniversary conference on April 12, 2024: "Thinking Three: Celebrating 20 YEARS OF GROUNDBREAKING THEORY, RESEARCH AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS in the field of COPARENTING.

Upcoming PC Training!

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Mental health and family law professionals: Register now for "Through the Eyes of the Child", an Advanced Parenting Coordination training offered virtually by Drs. Debra Carter and James McHale on April 4-5, 2024.