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Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

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This webinar is hosted by Child Welfare Academy

Community violence can happen without warning and can take many forms including bullying, gang fighting, terrorist attacks, and shootings in public areas such as schools and neighborhoods. Children traumatized by community violence may experience a wide range of symptoms across multiple domains of functioning. Whether the community violence is an isolated incident or a common occurrence, the resulting impact is real and far reaching. This webinar will provide child welfare workers with an understanding of the traumatic impact of community violence, and will explore concrete strategies and interventions that can be employed to build resiliency in children who have witnessed or directly experienced forms of community violence.

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This webinar is hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Cynthia Pappas, Senior Policy Advisor, will provide an overview of human trafficking and how OJJDP is addressing this area. Presenters representing National CASA, Office for Victims of Crime TTA Center, and the National Human Trafficking TTA Center will collaborate to offer an array of perspectives on human trafficking, including a discussion on recent research, innovative practices to spot signs of trafficking, and best practices for prevention. This webinar will provide you with a comprehensive and holistic view of the research and best practices in identifying, and tools to prevent, human trafficking. A member of Youth Collaboratory's Youth Catalyst Team will present on how their team's service approach is informed by and responsive to lived experiences of victims of domestic minor sex trafficking.

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Attorney General Ashley Moody, along with the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the Florida Department of Children and Families and the University of Central Florida, would like to invite you to the 2019 Florida Human Trafficking Summit.

Florida’s Human Trafficking Summit brings together local, state, and national leaders working to eradicate all forms of trafficking. Throughout the day, attendees will participate in targeted breakout sessions covering:

Legal/Law Enforcement

Service Delivery

Policy and Research


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Presented by Special Agent Terry Thomas (Ret.), certified instructor for the National Organization for Victim Assistance and national expert in the areas of physical and sexual abuse investigations.
Training will be held in ten locations statewide (October through December 2019). Additional sessions will be scheduled between January and June 2020. Details will be added as they are available.

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This webinar will address how brain science explains the quality of elasticity in our brain function. It will describe how we can use this quality to develop new behaviors and thinking patterns that help us build resilience and wellness. Participants will learn how to identify more subtle, long-term impacts of trauma on their belief systems and how to engage in positive changes using what we know about elasticity

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