March 8, 2017
National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Over 6 million individuals in the United States have developmental disabilities. A developmental disability, according to the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, is defined as a severe, chronic disability which:

  • originated at birth or during childhood,
  • is expected to continue indefinitely, and
  • substantially restricts the individual's functioning in several major life activities

Learn how to ensure infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays, and their families, receive the supports necessary to meet their developmental outcomes by attending Florida Early Steps Program Webinar, Friday, March 10, 2017. Click HERE for additional information and to register.


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Recently Added Resources

Policy Memo: Get Set for FSFN Enhancements- Strengthening Child Safety through Technology (3/1/17)

Policy Memo: CFOP 170-10, Providing Services and Support for Children in Care and for Caregivers, Chapter 2, Behavioral Health Care (3/1/17)

Building Relationships: Overcoming Challenges with Exploited Youth Video

Case Planning with Kids at the Table Video

Zero to Three Presentation for Early Childhood Court Partners Training Video

Upcoming Training Events and Conferences

Center Webinar: Florida’s Early Steps Program, Friday, March 10th, 1:30 pm. Join us for a presentation from the Early Steps program to find out who is eligible for the Early Steps Program, the referral process and the services provided.

Click here for additional details and to register.


QPI Webinar: Helping Kids Deal with Grief and Loss, Thursday, March 16th 11:00 - 12:30, The Quality Parenting Initiative invites you to attend this event to help guide you as you seek to provide understanding and compassion to children living with grief and loss. Our presenter is Pam Graham MacDill, LCSW, DCSW is the Jeanene M. Janes Child Welfare Fellow. She currently serves as the Director of the BSW and Professional Development Programs at Florida State University’s College of Social Work where she is a Teaching Professor.

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Mark your calendars for several upcoming child welfare related conferences:

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