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This webinar will be led by a pediatrician and development psychologist and will review typical child development, red flags for developmental delays, as well as risk factors that affect development such as trauma/adverse child experiences. Current initiatives along with practical tools and resources will be provided for addressing developmental concerns with foster and adopted children.

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More than 2.7 million children live with grandparents or other relatives today. Therefore, it’s important to talk about ways kin caregivers can manage the conflicting emotions that surface when raising children whose parents are unable to do so.

The webinar will help participants better understand kinship care and how it is differs from nonrelative foster care. It also will highlight resources and tools for kinship families and professionals.

The one-hour webinar will highlight two Casey training video series:

• “Engaging Kinship Caregivers: Managing Risk Factors in Kinship Care,” a five-part series to strengthen child welfare professionals’ ability to support kin families; and

• “The Unique Challenges of Kinship Care,” a new three-part series aimed at helping caregivers feel better prepared to raise young relatives in their care.

Both training series emphasize practical responses to the special challenges of kin care. After the webinar, participants will be able to:

• Describe current trends in kinship care

• Articulate key differences between kin care and non-relative foster care

• Access the “Engaging Kinship Caregivers” video training series, including a companion discussion guide, for child welfare professionals

• Access “The Unique Challenges of Kinship Care” video training series, including a companion discussion guide, designed for kinship caregivers

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This webinar will focus on the latest bullying and cyberbullying trends, the findings of the latest research study on cyberbullying and strategies and resources that will help mitigate cyberbullying. The panel will discuss resources available on Stopbullying.gov, including the Bully Prevention Training Center and current research findings. Participants will have the opportunity to engage panelists in a question-and-answer session after the panel presentation.

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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 training to earn training hours.

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Presented by: Dr. Martie Gillen, Associate Professor -University of Florida, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Training Description: This webinar will provide an overview of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). TBRI is a holistic approach that is multi-disciplinary, flexible, and attachment-centered. It is an evidence-based, trauma-informed intervention that is specifically designed for children who come from hard places, such as maltreatment, abuse, neglect, multiple home placements, and violence. TBRI® consists of three sets of principles: connecting, empowering, and correcting. We will explore the risk factors that influence the way children think, trust, and connect with others. A discussion of how these risk factors can change children’s brain development and brain chemistry will be included. Attendees will receive strategies and tools to help children along the path to healthy connection and functioning.

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