Florida's Center for

CHILD WELFARE

Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

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The Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2018 Child Protection Summit Call for Workshop Proposals. 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.

SUMMIT INFORMATION:

Registration, Hotel Reservation Information & Workshop Schedule: Available June 2018

Questions? Contact AK Consulting Group or (850) 523-4200 or 252-347-1402

ABOUT THE SUMMIT:

The Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2018 Child Protection Summit Call for Workshop Proposals. 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.

SUMMIT INFORMATION:

Registration, Hotel Reservation Information & Workshop Schedule: Available June 2018

Questions? Contact AK Consulting Group (850) 523-4200 or 252-347-1402

This Week

This webinar is hosted by the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and will look at the ways technology is used by traffickers and buyers to facilitate child sex trafficking. Emphasis will be placed on recruitment and purchasing strategies and how child sexual exploitation material relates to child sex trafficking. The module will also examine the use of technology in preventing and fighting child sex trafficking.

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Upcoming

Presented by: Jennifer Behnam, MSW & BRITE Consulting Services, Consultant for Casey Family Programs

Training Description:

The Permanency Values training is designed to explore the importance of permanency and create a sense of urgency around achieving permanency for youth in out-of-home care. Permanency can provide stability and lifelong support for youth in care. However, achieving permanency for older youth with multiple placements over multiple years in care is frequently challenging. This training provides a compelling case for permanency, and effective tools and strategies to increase the likelihood of achieving permanency for older youth.

A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

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Presenter: Mary-Ann Burkhart, Director of the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse at the National District Attorney’s Association. Their mission is to reduce the number of children victimized and exploited by assisting prosecutors and allied professionals laboring on behalf of victims too small, scared or weak to protect themselves.

Webinar Description:

Recantation is a common component in prosecuting cases of child abuse and, too often, the mistaken belief is that recantation signals the end of a successful prosecution. This presentation will focus on ways to analyze the dependency case with an eye toward preventing recantation, investigating reports of recantation if it does occur, and explaining recantation to a judge to rehabilitate your victim’s credibility.

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The Capacity Building Center for States, a service of the Children’s Bureau, invites you to participate in this year’s Child Welfare Virtual Expo that aims to develop agency capacity and programs that foster healthy work environments for child welfare professionals.

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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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