About CCF
William Pelham, PhD

William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph. D.
Director, Center for Children and Families

Welcome to the Center for Children and Families (CCF) at the University at Buffalo. The mission of the CCF is to study the etiology, mechanisms, and treatment of mental health and learning difficulties of children and adolescents, and to provide education and services for their families and the professionals who deal with them.


Our goals are (1) to increase knowledge of mental health and learning problems of youth, (2) to promote the development of effective treatments and prevention, and (3) to disseminate this information to professionals in mental health, education, and primary care. In addition, we provide state-of-the-art services to children and families in Western New York.


Our website has user-friendly information for parents, teachers, students, and professionals. We encourage visitors to download our fact sheets, treatment templates, posters, and PowerPoint presentations, as well as to view recent presentations from our Speaker Series. Don't forget to check for space availability at our upcoming Biennial Niagara Conference on Evidence-based Treatments in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.


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Our Objectives:


  • Research on etiology, mechanisms, and treatments for ADHD.
  • Services for children with behavioral disorders and their families.
  • Training and continuing education opportunities for students and professionals.