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The Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2018 Child Protection Summit Call for Workshop Proposals. The annual Summit is the largest child welfare event in Florida, and the department anticipates the convening of more than 3,000 child welfare professionals and related partners, including attorneys, case managers, child advocates, child protective investigators and supervisors, Child Protection Team staff, child welfare trainers, court staff, DCF staff, relative caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, guardians ad litem, judges, law enforcement, juvenile justice professionals, service providers, and youth.


Registration, Hotel Reservation Information & Workshop Schedule: Available June 2018

Questions? Contact AK Consulting Group (850) 523-4200 or 252-347-1402

This Week

This webinar is hosted by CANTASD. Join our continuing conversation with the Director of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated for a national perspective on current or emerging best practices for responding to the needs of children and families impacted by the criminal justice system. The focus will be on creating environments that build trust and reduce shame and stigma; data collection; engaging the incarcerated parent; and visit coaching.

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Currently, medication assisted treatment (MAT) is the primary, evidence-based approach to helping individuals with opioid use disorder recover from dependency. Federal and state governments have invested millions of dollars in developing the infrastructure to provide MAT, and these treatments have become more widely available than ever before. However, the use of MAT in child welfare settings is fraught with challenges. This presentation will discuss the challenges child welfare systems face in incorporating MAT to address parental opioid use disorder. The findings are based on a multi-site qualitative study, to 11 communities across the US. The presenters will draw on input from over 180 interviews with child welfare administrators and practitioners, substance abuse treatment centers, courts, law enforcement, and public health officials.

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In ten years, the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) has expanded from three areas in one site to more than 70 sites in ten different states! We’re still growing and our conference will focus on bringing more voices to QPI. Celebrate ten years with us, embracing new partners, and new approaches that prioritize excellent parenting in Foster Care Systems!

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Are you familiar with The Center for Child Welfare? If you have anything to do with the Child Welfare System in Florida, then you should be! We are a one- stop shop for training, resources and information for anyone working with or caring for children and families in Florida. We invite you to attend our informative live webinar where you can learn about our core functions and how we help the entire system of care. Find out what resources we have available in our extensive knowledge library and learn how you can view our online trainings to earn training hours.

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This webinar will prepare child welfare professionals, Children’s Legal Services, and fiscal on the policy and procedures regarding child support, including establishment of paternity and management of support collections. This ensures consistent implementation of the new operating procedure, CFOP 175-13.

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This training will have Adoption and Independent Living workshops and feature Susan Badeau, who writes and speaks extensively on topics related to children, particularly those with special needs.

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