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Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

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This webinar is hosted by  HRDQ-U

The United States Department of Labor has identified critical thinking as the foundation for key skills such as problem solving, decision making, creativity, and strategic planning, just to name a few. And executives from major corporations rank critical thinking as the #1 workplace competency. Still, only 28% of those with a four-year college education are rated as excellent critical thinkers. We’ll help you put critical thinking skills on your 2019 training docket when you join us for the free webinar, Critical Thinking Skills: A Process for Better Problem Solving and Decision Making, where you’ll be introduced to the HRDQ product Critical Thinking Fundamentals. This training workshop is designed to help individuals learn and apply higher-level problem-solving skills in a low-risk environment through a number of interactive activities.

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This webinar is hosted by MidwestRegional Children's Advocacy Center

This 2 part series will take a look at the relationship between diversity, inclusion, equity and culture by defining each element and providing actionable steps that individuals can take to enhance their skills and advocate within their organization.

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Presenter: Melissa Jaacks, Certified Public Accountant, CEO, Jaacks Consulting

The purpose of this webinar is to provide participants with an enhanced understanding of the Title IV-E foster care maintenance payments including a detailed review of the definition of Title IV-E maintenance and administration, and how to accurately record information to ensure payments made to child-caring and child-placing agencies can be appropriately claimed for federal Title IV-E reimbursement.

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The Florida Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2019 Child Protection Summit. Originally known as the Dependency Court Improvement Summit, over the past 22 years, the annual training conference has continued to emphasize the importance of bringing together child welfare professionals and related partners to share and exchange best practices while enhancing collaborations across professions. The Summit offers an extraordinary program of current and relevant training topics to further advance the knowledge base of child welfare staff in many critical areas of importance. As the largest child welfare event in Florida, the Department anticipates the 2019 Child Protection Summit will be attended by 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 and non-relative caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, Guardians ad Litem, judges, law enforcement, juvenile justice professionals, educators, service providers, and youth.

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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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