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Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

Potential presenters are invited to submit workshop proposals that align with Florida's Child Welfare Practice Model. Workshops will be selected based on proposals that address the training needs of Summit attendees and help create a well-rounded choice of workshops to be offered. All workshops are 75 minutes.

Submission Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019

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This Week

This webinar is hosted by BizLibrary

Above and beyond how much money you earn, how successful you are, and even your health, the biggest predictor of your happiness is the quality of your relationships. And while other people can make life worth living, boy, can they also make it difficult. Especially at work. Since we spend most of our waking hours in the office, it’s critical for our well-being to have healthy relationships. Otherwise, we come home complaining, grumpy, and replaying those confusing or even confrontational conversations over and over again. Not fun. We know from research that having just one good friend at work can increase our engagement by seven times! People really matter – not just for our happiness, but also for our productivity. If you find yourself having frustrating conversations, or the same conversation over and over again without making progress, this is for you. Or if you’ve found yourself stuck in a passive-aggressive exchange, this webinar will get you unstuck. If you are in a situation you want to change, but you don’t know what to say or how to start, you’ll learn how in this session.

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The Interstate Compact for Placement of Children (ICPC) is a challenge for many who navigate the child welfare system, including caregivers. This webcast is designed to help caregivers, both current caregivers and prospective caregivers, have a better understanding of the ICPC, and to answer many common questions caregivers have about the ICPC.-- What does ICPC mean? What does it actually do? How does the process work? How do you best help the process be most efficient?—Please join our national experts as we explore the basics of ICPC for caregivers and learn how to avoid the most common pitfalls and problems experienced by caregivers when navigating the ICPC.

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RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND THE SCIENCE OF HOPE uses beautiful animation and compelling characters to explore the science and the solutions. The film follows pioneering individuals who looked at the ACEs research and the emerging science of Toxic Stress and asked, Why are we waiting? Each took this new information and used it in new ways.

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Presented by: Carol Edwards, Quality Parenting Initiative & Consultant Jennifer Rodriguez, Youth Law Center Executive Director

Description: Join us for our first of an upcoming mini-series presented by the Quality Parenting Initiative and Florida Department of Children and Families. The foundation for the mini-series is the Partnership Plan. We will kick this series off with a refresher on quality parenting values and how they impact the work we do every day. Jennifer Rodriguez and Carol Edwards will lead us as we explore relevant questions:

  • What are the fundamental QPI values?
  • How does the Partnership Plan support excellent parenting?
  • How can each of us support excellent parenting?
  • How does the entire child welfare team benefit from integrating quality parenting values?

Attend this webcast and be inspired to achieve excellence for all the children we serve.

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Presenter: Michele Unger, TCCP Learning and Development Facilitator

The purpose of this training is to educate Pre-Service training professionals of the requirements set forth by CFOP 170-8: Plan of Safe Care for Infants Affected by Prenatal Substance Use. Within the presentation of CFOP 170-8, the TCCP Training Specialist will introduce and review key points as set forth within the operating procedure and relate these elements with the applicable Pre-Service CORE Modules. This webinar is intended for eligible Pre-Service Trainers.

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The Sarasota YMCA / Safe Children Coalition is pleased to announce their Annual Conference that will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 17-18, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota FL 34236. This year they are pleased to offer multiple sessions to choose from for each session time.

Deadline to register is March 15, 2019

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Description: Don't miss out on this Informative and Interactive Training with Dr. Ronald Federici, a Nationally Acclaimed Developmental Neuropsychologist. Do you have a child who has not been able to respond effectively and family dynamics that remain unchanged? After a successful training in our community last year, and watching many families find a path for success where they had been unable to before The Adoption Advocacy Center is excited to help Dr. Federici reach even more families and professionals. This workshop will be hands on and interactive and well as incredible amounts of resources and information.

In demand, Dr.Federici is committed to making a difference for those families who have lost hope and continue to struggle. If you are a professional in Child Welfare...whether a therapist or administrator, this training is a game changer! Helping families find systems for success is always our hope too.

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