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Students work on a water filtration experiment during USF Pre-College 2012 Global Sustainability class
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.

On the Radio

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.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

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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.

For 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
813-974-6440 flpbs@fmhi.usf.edu

USF Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
813-974-4612 flcic@usf.edu

USF Department of Child & Family Studies website



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