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The Florida Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2018 Child Protection Summit. 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.


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This Week

This webinar is hosted by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. This module serves as a foundation to understand the complex issue of child sex trafficking. Topics covered include basic statistics on the issue, pertinent federal and state laws (specific to GA), pathways to entry, identification of victims, and prevention strategies. This webinar is ideal for the participant who is new to the issue but can be beneficial to anyone with an interest in making a difference in the lives of CSEC victims.

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We will be broadcasting this event live from the Florida Coalition for Children Conference in Boca Raton. Presented by: Lisette Burton, Melissa Jaacks, Zandra Odum, and Diane DeMark.
The recently-passed Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) includes a number of provisions to prevent children from entering foster care by allowing federal reimbursement for mental health services, substance use treatment, and in-home parenting skill training. During this forum, attendees will learn important information regarding the changes in the law, specifically focusing on the limitation of the use of residential care for children and youth served by the child welfare system. Presenters will discuss potential impacts of the law on both a national and state level.

You do not need to pre-register for this event. However, we do ask that you join early.

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The Florida Coalition for Children Foundation’s 2018 Annual Conference will be focused on the agencies and individuals who work on the behalf of Florida’s abused, abandoned, neglected and at-risk children. The conference is expected to see over 700 attendees, 30 exhibitors and provide access to over 24 continuing education units.

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Circle of Security has established a parenting reflection program offering the core components of the evidence-based and internationally acclaimed COS protocol. This 4-Day seminar trains professionals to use an eight chapter DVD to reflect with parents and caregivers. The program presents video examples of secure and problematic parent/child interaction, healthy options in care giving, and animated graphics designed to clarify principles central to COS. Circle of Security Parenting implements decades of attachment research in an accessible step-by-step process for use in group settings, home visitation, or individual counseling.

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The Child Welfare Symposium grew out of the National Foundation for Youth’s vision to gather local, state and national child welfare thought leaders to engage in a dialogue that might identify best practices and proposed solutions to strengthen the Florida Child Welfare System of Care.

To accomplish this goal, the National Foundation for Youth has selected three critical areas of focus for the event agenda:

1.Current child welfare funding models

2.The opioid epidemic and its impact on children and families

3.The increase in the number of children entering the child welfare system.

As a result of the level of participation requested space will be limited; so don’t miss out, please register as soon as you can.

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