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What's New

Chapter 65C-28.004, Florida Administrative Code- Out of Home Care: Effective 5/20/2001

The Department amended 65C-28.004, F.A.C., Comprehensive Placement Assessment, to align with the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), P.L. 115-123, to ensure all children entering out of home care are assessed for the most appropriate least restrictive placement setting.


Chapter 65C-28.021, Florida Administrative Code- Qualified Residential Treatment Programs: Effective 5/23/2021

The Department created 65C-28.021, Qualified Residential Treatment Programs, to comply with the Family First Prevention Services Act, P.L. 115-123.


Chapter 65C-14, Florida Administrative Code- Child Caring Agency Licensing: Effective 5/23/2021

The Department amended 65C-14, Child-Caring Agency Licensing Standards, to comply with the Family First Prevention Services Act, P.L. 115-123. (note: The Department will file for rule adoption for 65C-14.116, 65C-14.120, and 65C-14.125 Florida Administrative Code- Child Caring Agency Licensing on 6/16/2021. The tentative effective date of the rule adoption is 7/6/2021.)


Chapter 65C-30.006, Florida Administrative Code- Case Planning: Effective 3/15/2021

The Department amended 65C-30.006, F.A.C., to add provisions regarding case planning for children placed in qualified residential treatment programs.


You can also search for Changes to Florida Rules or Proposed Rules by visiting the Florida Department of State Website here:www.flrules.org.

This Week

Forth Training Session:

Leadership creates the environment for building a trauma-competent organization that focuses on healing. When leadership prioritizes healing and sanctions the importance of trauma competencies is when the growth and changes will occur.

Discussions will include concepts of Emotional Intelligence, vulnerability and shame resilience. Leaders are encouraged to look at their own leadership styles while building a culture that embraces vulnerability and Emotional Intelligence. With these leadership insights, organizations can focus on healing. Participants will hear specific strategies on how to lead change, build trauma competencies, and incorporate Emotional Intelligence in the change process.

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Join your QPI Network colleagues for a candid discussion around best practices for starting conversations with youth in care about sexual and reproductive health and hear directly from caregivers actively navigating these conversations.

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Presenters: Allison Bowling, FFPSA Grants Manager, Kansas Department of Children and Families; Kaela Byers, PhD, MSW, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare; and Kelly Hayes, Healthy Families Director, Kansas Children's Service League

Webinar series highlights FFPSA best practices from national leaders and experts and you will hear implementation lessons learned from early adopters in other states. Presentations to be followed by Q&A sessions.

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Cost is free for FCC Members, $20 for Non-Members

DCF and CBC lead agencies have a fiduciary duty to protect the funds of children in state care and to ensure that they are used for their short and long term needs. Attorneys and guardians ad litem play important role in making sure the funds are used appropriately and saved when possible. This session will review the law, policy and practice on securing and spending funds as well as options for long-term savings for children with disabilities.

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Upcoming

Hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice and National AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program

Gather information on how to engage and construct a collaborative response to at-risk missing and high-risk endangered missing children. Explore how a missing child’s path to becoming a victim of exploitation intersects with the child protection, law enforcement and juvenile justice systems and acts as a risk factor to abductions. Identify opportunities within those systems for prevention and engagement. Examine the complex, layered exploitation these victims endure and how exploiters capitalize on this victimization.

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

*Engage and construct a collaborative response to At-Risk missing and High-Risk endangered missing children

*Explore how a missing child’s exploitation intersects with child protection, law enforcement and juvenile justice systems

*Understand the vital aspect of proactive recovery tools

*Utilize recovery interview approaches and methods for recovered high risk missing to identify possible exploitation

**The deadline to register is October 21, 2021**

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Cost is free for FCC Members, $20 for Non-Members

Presenters: Claire Anderson and Katie Rollins, Chapin Hall

Webinar series highlights FFPSA best practices from national leaders and experts and you will hear implementation lessons learned from early adopters in other states. Presentations to be followed by Q&A sessions.

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Cost is free for FCC Members, $20 for Non-Members

The Safe Children Coalition is pleased to announce our 11th annual conference call for proposals. Our annual conference, which will held on April 13-14, 2022, anticipates 250 child welfare professionals and community partners in attendance. We are seeking knowledgeable, dynamic speakers to present on topics that will enhance attendees’ understanding and knowledge in an array of areas related to child welfare.

If you are interested in being considered as a potential session presenter, please submit a presentation proposal. The proposal submission deadline is November 19, 2021. All sessions should be 75 minutes.

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E-mail Colleen Buscemi for additional information about the conference or becoming a sponsor.

The STARK (Stopping Technology-facilitated Abuse of Rural Kids) Symposium provides specialized training in criminal prosecution for rural prosecutors and promotes discussions among the prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and other Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT).

This Zero Abuse Project grant program allows prosecutors to gain advanced knowledge and understanding of the concepts, case law, arguments, victims and evidence in technology-facilitated child abuse cases. It fosters knowledge sharing, training, and experience among prosecutors, law enforcement, and other MDT partners.

The training is focused on rural areas but, is available to all law enforcement, MDT partners, and prosecutors.

E-mail James Jolley for additional information and to register for the symposium.