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. Increase scholarly activity by faculty and fellows, which will be measured by the number of submitted and accepted manuscripts and presentations at professional conferences.
  2. Increase the number of subspecialty clinics/services (for example, parent-child interaction therapy, school rotation, collaborative care program, pediatric obesity clinic).
  3. Become a trauma-informed organization that helps patients cope with traumatic experiences by training all our fellows and faculty in the trauma-informed approach to patient care.