Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

Through creating a transparent, nurturing environment and commitment to education, scholarship and safe, high quality, trauma-informed patient care, we will improve the health and well-being of children and families in North Central Florida and South Georgia by producing physicians who continue to learn and/or lead in whatever setting they choose for their career. Our program’s mission aligns with the patient care, research, education, and community service missions of our sponsoring institution.


To provide high quality fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and to provide high quality trauma-informed care to diverse populations through education, resilience, well-being, and scholarship.

Program Aims

There is a national shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in our country, including the state of Florida where we are located. To attract applicants to our training program, we need to promote a culture of respect and hospitality and strike for an optimal balance between education and patient care. To achieve this, our program will focus on three important aims.

Overall Aims:

  1. Graduate a diverse group of child and adolescent psychiatrists who practice a trauma-informed approach to patient care. This model is based on the understanding of widespread trauma and its far-reaching implications while actively resisting re-traumatization.
  2. One-hundred percent of our graduates will be board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry within three years.
  3. Graduate child and adolescent psychiatrists who continue professional engagement and advocacy for our field at local, state or national levels.