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This Week

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The Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking (BBCAHT), The Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC) and Florida’s Department of Children and Families invite you to participate in this event. The hospitality industry is one of places where traffickers commonly exploit victims for both labor and sex. Trafficking victims can be hidden from plain sight and not recognized as victims, unless hotel guests and staff learn the signs of a potential trafficking situation. After completing this training, participants will understand the definitions of both labor and sex trafficking and relevant state and federal laws, will be able to recognize the signs and will know how to report human trafficking.

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The Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking (BBCAHT), The Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC) and Florida’s Department of Children and Families invite you to participate in this event.

The Georgia state line is less than 30 minutes from many of us in North Florida, making it of great value to learn how we can collaborate with our neighbor. This presentation will introduce you to human trafficking in Georgia and feature presenters who are experts in Georgia’s anti-trafficking efforts. Topics will include the protection and responses to child sex and labor trafficking (and Georgia’s recent work with local Child Advocacy Centers and youth who are victims of child sexual exploitation and trafficking), recent findings and recommendations from a new report on labor trafficking, and how we can assist one another in our anti-trafficking advocacy and survivor support.

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Upcoming

Please join Florida’s faith leaders and child welfare professionals for An Act of Good Faith, a series of virtual roundtable events. Florida’s leaders in the foster care and adoptive arenas will share information on several major announcements that are reshaping the child welfare system and moving vulnerable children and families out of crisis.

Through an array of innovative and targeted tools, faith and community organizations will have the resources necessary to meaningfully engage in carrying out their missions of helping those in need. If there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s that every child deserves a safe home and a loving family.

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The Supervisory Learning and Development Summit helps to unite child welfare supervisors through education, inspiration, and engagement on strategic initiatives. The virtual approach will provide effective learning and development with a shared vision and hope during a very challenging time in our work.

This is your opportunity, as supervisors, to access a wealth of insight on topics such as domestic violence, work-life balance, and resiliency from renowned experts ready to motivate and equip you to help the children and families of Florida better. When you grow in your leadership, you can strengthen your relationships and increase productivity.

2021 Supervisory Learning and Development Brochure

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Assistant US Attorney and Human Trafficking Coordinator Lisa Thelwell and Assistant US Attorney Laura Taylor will explore Human Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions, the victim’s perspective and best practices for response. This webinar is intended for law enforcement, evidence technicians, social service agencies, educators and responder personnel who respond to incidents related to Human Trafficking.

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Case Managers will learn preparation activities to become knowledgeable about the families they serve. Participants will learn to adequately assess an established safety plan as well as identify gaps and discrepancies to better determine tools for family engagement. Participants will also focus on the importance of building a positive working relationship as this is critical in jointly building meaningful case plan outcomes, strategies for change, and assessing progress over time. Lastly, participants will learn to identify information in each domain to resolve existing needs for a family.

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2021 Case Management Practice Series Flyer

Adoption Training Topics - Tuesday, January 26, 2021
*AARC
*Private Adoptions
*Enhance Subsidies
*Legislative Updates

Licensing Training Topics - Wednesday, January 27, 2021
*Level I Licensure and Guardianship Assistance Program
*Background Screenings
*FFPSA Foster Home Subcommittee
*Level II-V Licensure Updates

Eligibility Training Topics - Thursday, January 28, 2021
*Title IV-E Claiming
*FFPSA
*Medicaid & More
*Payments and IV-E

Independent Living Training Topics - Friday, January 29, 2021
*Back to Basics: Assessments, Plans, and Documentation
*Level 1 and EFC
*Aftercare Revision
*Life Skills

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The Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2021 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.
The submission deadline is Monday, February 15, 2021.

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