Family Resources

One of our main aims at the Family Study Center is to develop and offer materials and resources that families will find of direct use, and to help connect families with other useful sites for parents.

Here you will find several pieces of information, including a helpful resource guide listing services to Pinellas families with infants and toddlers showing early adjustment difficulties and developmental delays. You’ll also find family-friendly publications designed to help families work together for their children.

For a terrific website devoted exclusively to the needs of expectant Pinellas parents and parents of young children birth to age 3, visit the website of the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health, Pinellas/Pasco chapter.

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RESOURCES

  • Pinellas County Services
    A variety of excellent free or low cost infant mental health services in Pinellas County for infants and toddlers under the age of three who are experiencing developmental delays or disabilities, difficulties with emotional or behavioral self-regulation, and other signs of early adjustment difficulties. Contact information can be found within the accompanying flyer. Most agencies provide support not just for children but for their parents as well.
  • Coparenting Pamphlet
    Several years ago, Dr. McHale and Dr. Baker co-authored a short but informative pamphlet on coparenting that includes tips for families. This pamphlet was created in collaboration with the University of Florida IFAS Extension.
  • Charting the Bumpy Road of Coparenthood Book
    Dr. James McHale’s book on coparenting, “Charting the Bumpy Road of Coparenthood”, is available through Zero to Three Press. The book is written for both parents and professionals, and summarizes findings from a large, federally-funded project that studied families as they navigated the transition to new parenthood.  “Charting the Bumpy Road of Coparenthood” outlines how parents’ thoughts, expectations, and relationships prior to the baby’s birth affect how they coordinate together with one another as they begin to coparent their infants and young children. Parents of young children will see much of themselves in the interview excerpts and advice offered by parents, for parents.
  • Healthy Start Resource Manual 
    For Great Community Resources for Families with Young Children in Pinellas
    Pinellas Healthy Start Resource Manual in English
    Pinellas Healthy Start Manual de Recursos en Español

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Healthy Start of Pinellas County: The Pinellas County Health Department brings support and care to pregnant women, infants, and their families. The Healthy Start programs support our community and provide education and special programs to make sure each child receives a Healthy start in our community.
  • The Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County: A local organization promoting school readiness services and enhancing the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development of all children.
  • The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida: A private, nonprofit corporation whose mission is to identify, fund, support and evaluate innovative prevention and early intervention programs that improve the health, education and life outcomes of Florida’s at-risk children and families.
  • Juvenile Welfare Board: The Juvenile Welfare Board supports the healthy development of all children and their families in Pinellas County through advocacy, research, planning, training, communications, coordination of resources and funding.
  • The Children’s Home.  The Children’s Home is a child- and family-centered organization that helps to care for struggling families and children who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment and are seeking the comfort of a loving family.

CERTIFIED AND EVIDENCE BASED TRAUMA-INFORMED INTERVENTIONISTS

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

Kimberly Acheson

Family Enrichment Services/Adoption Related Services
3941 68th Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Other offices addresses with private practice:
11329 Countryway Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33626
10033 9th St. N.
St. Peterburg, FL 33716

Phone  (813) 727-0264
FAX  (813)792-5272
achesontherapy@gmail.com

Cathi Bedy, LCSW

JHACH Social Worker
John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
880 Sixth Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL  33701

727-767-4603

LaDonna Butler, Ed.D., LMHC

Infant Family Mental Health Clinician
Infant Family Mental Health Center
USFSP Family Study Center
100 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-767-4603
lnbutler@mail.usf.edu

Lacy Chavis, Psy.D. — Supervisor

Pediatric Psychologist
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Dept. of Psychology
Child Development and Rehabilitation Center
880 South Sixth Street
Suite 420
Saint Petersburg, FL  33701

Phone 727-767-8105
Fax  727-767-8244
lhiltbr1@jhmi.edu

www.HopkinsAllChildrens.org

Russia Collins, MA, CCPP (ECC Pinellas)

Court Community Coordinator
Pinellas County Justice Center
14250 49th St N
Clearwater, FL 33762

727-464-7421
rcollins@jud6.org

Arielle Cooper, LCSW

Directions for Living – Project H.O.P.E.
8550 Ulmerton Rd. Suite 145
Largo, FL 33771

727-524-4464

Cara Dixon-Taliaferro, LMHC

Pinnacle ADHD Counseling
200 Central Ave Suite 18-G
St. Petersburg, Fl. 33801

941-465-0686

adhd_addtx@yahoo.com

A. LaVerne Feaster, LCSW, BCD

Private Practitioner
Cross Pointe Plaza
3530 1st Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL  33713

727-278-6199
LaVerne.Feaster@gmail.com

Maureen Griner, LMHC

Infant Family Mental Health Clinician
Infant Family Mental Health Center
USFSP Family Study Center
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
100 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-767-4603
grinerm@mail.usf.edu

Angela Trotter-Glore, MSW (ECC Pinellas)

Registered Clinical Social Work Intern
Directions for Living
8550 Ulmerton Rd. Suite 145
Largo, FL 33771

727-524-4464
aglore@directionsforliving.org

Megan Hauf-de la Portilla, LCSW

Private practitioner
443-690-0642
Mhauf12@gmail.com

Rebecca Thompson Hitt, M.S., MFT

Executive Director
The Consciously Parenting Project, Inc.
526 Alt 19
Palm Harbor, FL 34683

727-467-1333
Rebecca@consciouslyparenting.com

Virtual sessions available

Jacki Carter Malone, LCSW, ACSW

Infant Family Mental Health Clinician
Infant Family Mental Health Center
USFSP Family Study Center
100 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-767-4603
Jcm6@mail.usf.edu

Amelia Yvette Neal, Psy. S.

Lisa Negrini, LCSW

Chief Operating Officer, Family Study Center
Clinical Director Infant-Family Mental Health Center
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
100 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-873-4848
Office: 727-767-4603
lnegrini@usfsp.edu

Kayla Nembhard, LMHC

Infant-Family Mental Health Clinician
Infant-Family Center
USFSP Family Study Center
100 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-767-4603
knembhar@mail.usf.edu

Karin Neville, LMHC — Supervisor

Adoption Related Services of Pinellas
3941 68th Ave N.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

kneville@arsponline.org
727-515-1688

Summer Perez, LMHC

Private Practitioner
804-241-7097

Sara Oliviero, LMHC

Private Practitioner
11168 55th avenue
Seminole, FL 33772

716-570-6108
Olivieri.sara.e@gmail.com

Allison Pinto, Ph.D.

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Department of Psychology
Private Practitioner
20 22nd St S
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

727-225-9362
apinto@mail.usf.edu

CIRCLE OF SECURITY® (COS) PARENTING™ FACILITATORS

Anne Bjoerke, MSW

Infant Family Center
USFSP Family Study Center
100 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-767-4603

Kelly Bouffard

Infant Family Mental Health Volunteer
Infant Family Center/USFSP Family Study Center
100 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-767-4603

LaDonna Butler, Ed.D, LMHC

Infant-Family Center
USFSP Family Study Center
100 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-767-4603
lnbutler@mail.usf.edu

Maureen Griner, LMHC

Infant Family Center
USFSP Family Study Center
100 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-873-4848
grinerm@mail.usf.edu

Jacki Carter Malone, LCSW, ACSW

Infant-Family Center
USFSP Family Study Center
100 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-265-2049
Jcm6@mail.usf.edu

Lisa Negrini, LCSW

Infant-Family Center (Training and Clinical Director)
USFSP Family Study Center (Chief Operating Officer)
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
100 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Office: 727-873-4848
Cell: 727-215-8259
lnegrini@usfsp.edu