Florida's Center for

CHILD WELFARE

Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals



Changes to Florida’s Center for Child Welfare

Our contract with Florida’s Department of Children and Families has been temporarily extended through October 31, 2022. Effective November 1, 2022 we will no longer provide certificates for training hours for Foster Parents and Child Welfare Professionals through the Center for Child Welfare (www.centerforchildwelfare.org) or Just in Time Training (qpiflorida.org).

If you have any questions or comments, please share them here: https://forms.gle/Hf8nW52qTtZbyWqh6

What's New

This new initiative spearheaded by First Lady Casey DeSantis and implemented by the Florida Department of Children and Families, utilizes ‘Care Navigators’ to guide Floridians on an individualized path to prosperity by focusing on community collaboration between the private sector, faith-based community, nonprofits and government entities to break down traditional community silos, in an effort to maximize resources and uncover opportunities.

If you need to connect with a Care Navigator, call 850-300-HOPE.

Hope Florida - A Pathway to Prosperity Video

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This Week

This event is sponsored by iFoster

Join the Fostering Families Today team for a discussion about building and maintaining healthy relationships with a child's biological family while in out-of-home care.

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May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. Join us for a one-hour documentary that chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators, and communities who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

For questions, contact Dr. Somer Burke: sgoad@usf.edu

Upcoming

Foster care is intended to be temporary, and the primary goal for children in foster care is to be reunified with their family. Reunification is the most common permanency outcome and the route by which most children exit foster care. The path to reunification takes work, commitment, and investment of time and resources not only by the parents but also by family members, social workers, foster parents, service providers, courts, and the community. Reunification should be the shared goal of the team walking alongside a family separated by foster care. Please join us as we explore key areas that support successful and lasting reunification.

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Investigators has seen a massive surge in the number of cases involving youth being threatened and coerced by adults into sending explicit images online or via social media. This is a crime called sextortion, punishable under federal and state laws. Sextortion can begin on any computer site, social media site, app, or game where people meet and communicate. Often used by traffickers, this crime starts when young people believe they are communicating with someone their own age who is interested in a relationship or offering something of value. In these cases, the criminal claims that they already have a revealing picture or video of a child that they will share if the victim does not send more. The adult will use threats, gifts, money, flattery, lies, or other methods to get a young person to send an image. After the criminal has one or more videos or pictures, they threaten to publish that content, or they threaten violence, to get the victim to comply with their demands. The shame, fear, and confusion children feel can prevent them from asking for help or reporting the abuse. This program will help caregivers and others with youth to understand how the crime occurs and how to openly discuss online safety with their children. Presenter: Marina Anderson, Regional Human Trafficking Coordinator for NE and NW Regions, FL Department of Children and Families.

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The conference is scheduled for July 18-20, 2022 at Disney Orlando.
Dr. Brian Miller will deliver the conference keynote and provide a leadership track session on implementing CE CERT in your organization.

56 conference sessions and you can earn 13.5 CEU credits.

2022 Krimes Against Kids Conference Registration
Coronado Springs Resort Disney Orlando Reservations


Conference registration is $375/person for in-person attendance and $300/person for virtual registration.
Coronado Springs Resort Disney Orlando hotel room rate is $150/night.

Come join us for some magic!