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CHILD WELFARE

Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals



Supporting Families During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, everyday life has changed and will continue to change for most people. We will continue to keep you updated with information and resources.

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The Center's Conoravirus Updates


This Week

Due to travel limitations and social distancing guidelines, the Florida OCW Training Team has developed a Virtual Learning Experience for CPI Supervisors and other frontline leaders to meet current training needs across our system of care. There will be six different learning opportunities over a four-week period and CPI supervisors, Sheriff Office Supervisors, and Community Based Care leadership will have the opportunity to choose which times work best for their schedules. The learning experience will start on May 11, 2020, and last until June 5, 2020. At the end of each session, attendees will receive certificates to document their development and completion of the training topic. If attendees complete all six training topics, they will earn a total of 9 hours of training.

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According to the CDC, ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active.

Dr. Kristopher Kaliebe, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist will be available on June 1, 2020 at 2:00pm to discuss this diagnosis as well as answer specific questions related to the disorder.

This training will be a live Q and A for Child Welfare Professionals and Caregivers such as Foster Parents and Relative and Non-Relative Caregivers.

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Upcoming

This Week

Join us and our expert presenter, Dr. Kristopher Kaliebe on June 8, June 15, June 22 & June 29, 2020 to discuss mental health disorders and provide clarity on useful interventions for the specific related disorders. The training event will occur via a live Q & A session.

These webinars were created to serve as a learning platform for Child Welfare Professionals and Caregivers such as Foster Parents and Relative & Non-Relative Caregivers.

To ensure that your questions are answered please submit them via email to centersupport@usf.edu before 9am the day of the webinar.

CLICK HERE to register for the "Identifying Anxiety Disorders in Child Welfare" Webinar on June 8, 2020.

CLICK HERE to register for the "Understanding Trauma Related Disorders in Child Welfare" Webinar on June 15, 2020.

CLICK HERE to register for the "Explaining MDMM" Webinar on June 15, 2020.

CLICK HERE to register for the "Questions regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder" Webinar on June 22, 2020.

CLICK HERE for information about ALL the June mental health webinars and to register

During times of unrest, difficulty, trouble, or danger, parents may worry about how to best support their children. This webinar will describe typical reactions of parents and children when encountering family, community, and global crisis. It will also offer parents developmentally-informed strategies to help children during these periods

Presenters: Stacey Julye, PhD, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Stephanie Drabble, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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This webinar is hosted by Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This webinar will explore the core principles and offer practical guidance for supporting families affected by domestic violence and substance use disorders. Addressing these co-occurring issues in an integrated, trauma-informed, and comprehensive manner will ensure that parents can focus on all domains of recovery so their families can thrive.

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