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Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) Receives Prestigious SAMHSA 2010 Science and Service Award

Recognized for Exemplary Implementation of Evidence Based Interventions
Miami, FL – Dec 14, 2010 – Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH), a non-profit organization that offers prevention and treatment programs for children and families in Miami-Dade County, today announced it has received the prestigious SAMHSA 2010 Science and Service Awards.  This award recognizes exemplary implementation of evidence-based interventions that have been shown to prevent and/or treat mental illnesses and substance abuse.
ICFH Functional Family Therapy (FFT) program received the award for its evidenced based empirical model designed to accomplish uncovering and developing the unique strengths of the family in a way that enhances the family’s self-respect while providing specific ways to improve family functioning.  FFT is named to reflect a set of core theoretical principles which represents a primary focus on the family and overriding faithfulness to positive outcomes.
“We are very pleased to receive such a prestigious award,” said Robert D. Nolan, Ph.D., Executive Director of ICFH, “it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff.”
The awards program is part of SAMHSA’s strategic initiative on the prevention of substance abuse and mental illnesses. Now in its fourth year, this annual award program recognizes public- and private-sector organizations, as well as community-based coalitions, that have worked to improve their communities and the lives of individuals by providing the best services possible.
About ICFH
The Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) is a private, not-for-profit organization that has been providing health, behavioral health, educational and prevention services to the children, adolescents and families of Miami-Dade County for over 60 years. It is one of the oldest and largest community health centers exclusively dedicated to the well being of children and families in the state of Florida. ICFH serves over 40,000 children, adolescents, and families per year. For more information about ICFH, visit Become a fan on Facebook and on Twitter to receive latest news.

CONTACT: Alina Plasencia | Communications Director | Institute for Child & Family Health (ICFH)

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