Florida's Center for


Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

Additional Websites

Administration and Workforce

Alliance for Children and Families American Public Human Services Association California Evidence Based Clearinghouse Casey Family Programs Council on Accreditation National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement National Child Welfare Training and Technical Assistance Network National Child Welfare Workload Compendium National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (SAMHSA) National Wraparound Initiative Nonprofit Network Policy for Results Social Work Reinvestment Initiative


Adoptive Families Magazine AdoptUSKids Child Welfare Information Gateway - Adoption Resources Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute Explore Adoption Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association Florida's Adoption Reunion Registry Heart Gallery of Florida National Adoption Center North American Council on Adoptable Children One Church One Child of Florida, Inc.

Child Protective Investigations

Action for Child Protection Child Welfare Information Gateway - Responding to Child Abuse & Neglect DCF Family Safety - Child Protective Investigations (FAQ for General Public) How to Report Abuse (Florida DCF) Cross-Reporting Among Responders to Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary of State Laws (CWIG)

Child Well Being

Early Learning and Education

Child Care and Early Educations Research Connections Do 2 Learn (Learning activities for young children) Florida Department of Education Legal Center for Foster Care & Education National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

Health and Development

Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc Center on the Developing Child (Harvard University) Children's Medical Services (Fl Dept of Health) Healthy Foster Care America - AAP Kids Health Spoon Foundation - Nutrition for International Orphans, Adoptees and Foster Children

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County: Infant Mental Health Project Help Guide National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health Research & Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy (FSU) Child Trauma Academy National Center for Children in Poverty National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Child Trends Data Bank Child Welfare Information Gateway - Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics Children's Bureau - Monitoring ChildStats.gov Florida DJJ-DCF Profile of Crossover Youth (FL DJJ) Kids Count-State Level Data Online Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation - Research Projects

Dependency Court

American Bar Association--Center on Children and the Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children) Florida's Legal Online Resource, Information Driven Access (Access restricted to Judges and Lawyers) Florida Bar Florida Court Clerks Florida Court Reporters Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program Florida State Courts Florida Supreme Court National Association for Counsel of Children National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues National Drug Court Resource Center National Project to Improve Parent Representation U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit - Opinions U.S. District Court-Northern District of Florida U.S. District Court-Southern District of Florida US Code Search Youth Law Center

Disaster Planning

American Red Cross CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response Disaster Assistance Application FEMA Housing Portal FEMA Flood Insurance Claims FloridaDisaster.org National Hurricane Center

Domestic Violence

Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence Battered Women's Justice Project DCF Domestic Violence Batterer Intervention Programs DCF Domestic Violence Program Website National Sexual Violence Resource Center Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Futures Without Violence Institute for Family Violence Studies (FSU) Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence National Coalition Against Domestic Violence National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women National Resource Center on Domestic Violence Office on Violence Against Women (U.S. Department of Justice) Supervised Visitation Network


Administration for Children and Families – Grant Opportunities Federal Grant Opportunities FundsnetServices.com GrantSpace.org

General Child Welfare Resources

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Annie E. Casey Foundation Casey Family Programs Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (Univ of Minnesota) Chapin Hall Center for Children Child Abuse Evaluation and Treatment for Medical Providers Child Help Child Welfare Information Gateway Child Welfare League of America Children's Bureau National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth National Children's Advocacy Center Social Security Urban Institute

Independent Living/Youth

American Association of Caregiving Youth Big Brothers/Big Sisters Florida Youth SHINE Foster Care Alumni Job Corps Students Against Destructive Decisions

Indian Child Welfare Act

Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes National Indian Child Welfare Association - Administrative Regulations/Guidelines Native American Rights Fund (ICWA Practical Guide) Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Directory (Nat'l Congress of American Indians) Interstate Commission for Juveniles State Child Welfare Policy Database (Casey Family Programs)

Interstate Compact

Association of Administrators of the ICPC Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance Interstate Commission for Juveniles State Child Welfare Policy Database (Casey Family Programs)

Missing and Runaway Children

FDLE Missing Children Information Clearinghouse Florida Crime Information Center Public Access System National Center for Missing and Exploited Children National Runaway Safeline National Safe Place US Department of State: International Child Abduction

Out of Home Care

AdoptUSKids.org (information for families) Casey Family Programs F.A.S.T. Foster Allegation Support Team (FSFAPA) Fostering Connections Resource Center ifoster.org National Foster Parent Association National Resource Center for Recruitment and Retention of Foster and Adoptive Parents National Center for Child Welfare Excellence

Parents and Caregivers

CDC Parent Portal Digital Stories From the Field: Parent Perspectives (NRCPFC) Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County: Infant Mental Health Project Grandparents.com Lives in the Balance National Parent Helpline National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Rise Magazine - By and For Parents Affected by the Child Welfare System Raising Grandchildren Stop Bullying Think Kids: Rethinking Challenging Kids


Child Abuse Prevention Network Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Violence Prevention National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds National Child Abuse Prevention Month National Family Preservation Network National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families Nurse-Family Partnership Ounce of Prevention - Florida Prevent Child Abuse America Resilience.Net Safe Haven for Newborns Safe Kids USA Strengthening Families (at the Center for the Study of Social Policy)

Quality Assurance

ACTION for Child Protection Child Welfare Monitoring (Children's Bureau) Nation Resource Center for Organizational Improvement Children's Bureau - Training and Technical Assistance

Sexual Exploitation of Children (aka Human Trafficking)

The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Program(ACF) Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking Florida Statewide Taskforce on Human Trafficking (DCF) Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service National Human Trafficking Resource Center (Polaris Project) Refugee Services Program (DCF) Shared Hope International U.S. Department of Justice's Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit


Florida Child Welfare Certification Board National Association of Social Workers National Child Welfare Workforce Institute Practice Notes Results Oriented Management in Child Welfare Web-Based Training Site