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Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals



What's New

Chapter 65C-28.004, Florida Administrative Code- Out of Home Care: Effective 5/20/2001

The Department amended 65C-28.004, F.A.C., Comprehensive Placement Assessment, to align with the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), P.L. 115-123, to ensure all children entering out of home care are assessed for the most appropriate least restrictive placement setting.


Chapter 65C-28.021, Florida Administrative Code- Qualified Residential Treatment Programs: Effective 5/23/2021

The Department created 65C-28.021, Qualified Residential Treatment Programs, to comply with the Family First Prevention Services Act, P.L. 115-123.


Chapter 65C-14, Florida Administrative Code- Child Caring Agency Licensing: Effective 5/23/2021

The Department amended 65C-14, Child-Caring Agency Licensing Standards, to comply with the Family First Prevention Services Act, P.L. 115-123. (note: The Department will file for rule adoption for 65C-14.116, 65C-14.120, and 65C-14.125 Florida Administrative Code- Child Caring Agency Licensing on 6/16/2021. The tentative effective date of the rule adoption is 7/6/2021.)


Chapter 65C-30.006, Florida Administrative Code- Case Planning: Effective 3/15/2021

The Department amended 65C-30.006, F.A.C., to add provisions regarding case planning for children placed in qualified residential treatment programs.


You can also search for Changes to Florida Rules or Proposed Rules by visiting the Florida Department of State Website here:www.flrules.org.

This Week

As part of Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week, September 13-17, 2021, NCWWI and the Children's Bureau are hosting a one-hour virtual recognition event. This year’s speakers will talk about your ability to positively influence a life's trajectory through the heart, the head, and the hands. This event is all about celebrating you - the people who do so much to empower children, youth, and families facing a variety of life challenges and obstacles.

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When a youth or an adult victim of human trafficking is arrested – whether or not they are prosecuted – they can suffer lifelong personal and practical impacts. Trauma associated with an arrest can haunt them throughout their life. A criminal record can hurt their ability to be economically secure, to get a job or education, and to rebuild their lives and heal. Because these crimes happened while they were being trafficked, Florida law provides a way to help and clear, or “expunge,” their criminal histories. This month’s program will explain the law on expungement, describe the process for clearing a survivor’s criminal history, detail the effects of expungement on a survivor’s life, and dispel myths and misconceptions regarding expungement. If you are a professional or community member who is in actual or potential contact with sex and labor trafficking survivors, you need to know about expungement.

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Upcoming

The Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) is an annual one-day event sponsored by the Children's Bureau and the Capacity Building Center for States.

The CWVE will bring together child welfare professionals from federal, state, and local organizations across the country to engage in online activities, discussions, and skill-building activities that provide information, explore strategies, and offer innovative ideas and action steps to support strengthening racial equity at child welfare agencies.

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Third Training Session:

This training focus on understanding trauma, identifying trauma behaviors, and creating traumacompetent responses. Building blocks for creating a trauma competent organization include changing language, shifting mindsets, and initiating behavioral changes. Variables that create change readiness plus an awareness of the barriers to the change process together create the scaffolding for building a trauma competent organization.

Participants will leave with ideas and strategies on how to create micro-changes that contribute to building trauma competencies. It is now no longer enough to be trauma-informed; we must know what to do what that knowledge. It is in the application of the knowledge that we create competence.

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Presenter: Don Winstead, National Consultant Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

Webinar series highlighting FFPSA best practices from national leaders and experts and hear implementation lessons learned from early adopters in other states. Presentations to be followed by Q&A sessions.

This live training session will include discussion of early expereinces of states implementing family first and some of the early challenges and opportunities states have encountered.

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Cost is free for FCC Members, $20 for Non-Members

During the training you will:

*Learn about the Local Review Team Prevention Framework

*Explore the Children’s Mental & Behavioral Health Service Navigation Worksheet

*Engage in dialogue about navigating interagency collaboration

*Identify practices that can provide a holistic approach for children with complex needs.

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No one agency, profession, system, or single community can do all that is needed to end human trafficking – everyone has a role. And, because sex and labor trafficking are so hidden and can happen to anyone, it is imperative that we all act. This program will feature a wide-ranging discussion of how to build, fortify, and sustain a community that opposes human trafficking, consistently builds and sustains systems that support adult and minor human trafficking survivors, and actively collaborates to prevent sex and labor trafficking.

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During the training you will:

*Learn about the Local Review Team Prevention Framework

*Explore the Children’s Mental & Behavioral Health Service Navigation Worksheet

*Engage in dialogue about navigating interagency collaboration

*Identify practices that can provide a holistic approach for children with complex needs.

Click here for the training series flyer and link to register

Forth Training Session:

Leadership creates the environment for building a trauma-competent organization that focuses on healing. When leadership prioritizes healing and sanctions the importance of trauma competencies is when the growth and changes will occur.

Discussions will include concepts of Emotional Intelligence, vulnerability and shame resilience. Leaders are encouraged to look at their own leadership styles while building a culture that embraces vulnerability and Emotional Intelligence. With these leadership insights, organizations can focus on healing. Participants will hear specific strategies on how to lead change, build trauma competencies, and incorporate Emotional Intelligence in the change process.

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The STARK (Stopping Technology-facilitated Abuse of Rural Kids) Symposium provides specialized training in criminal prosecution for rural prosecutors and promotes discussions among the prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and other Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT).

This Zero Abuse Project grant program allows prosecutors to gain advanced knowledge and understanding of the concepts, case law, arguments, victims and evidence in technology-facilitated child abuse cases. It fosters knowledge sharing, training, and experience among prosecutors, law enforcement, and other MDT partners.

The training is focused on rural areas but, is available to all law enforcement, MDT partners, and prosecutors.

E-mail James Jolley for additional information and to register for the symposium.