23rd Annual Children’s Mental Health Research & Policy Conference

I've always wondered how research leaves universities and is enacted in the real world. This week I got a little insight into that process when I interviewed Dr. Mario Hernandez for the WMNF Evening News.

Dr. Hernandez is chair of the Department of Child and Family Studies at USF and one of the organizers of next week's 23rd Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference in downtown Tampa. Among the things he spoke to me about was the importance of community resources for children, as opposed to sending the "bad" ones off to residential facilities to live out their youths outside of their communities and away from their families. Here's one guy who thinks all kids should be seen and heard.

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