March 15, 2017
National Ethics Awareness Month

Child welfare professionals should be prepared to address a number of ethical dilemmas that may occur when working with children, youth, and families. As an integral component of the child welfare system, social workers have a responsibility to know and comply with local, state, and federal legislation, regulations, and policies. Legal and regulatory guidelines as well as administrative practices may conflict with the best interests of the child and/or family.

Take a moment to review the Ethics in Child Welfare Training Video.

Click HERE to review the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Child Welfare.

Click HERE to review the Florida Certification Board Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct.



Recently Added Resources

Florida Early Steps Program Video

New FAQs

Question: If a child is sheltered and not adjudicated dependent and ordered into state custody do they still qualify for EFC?
Click HERE for the answer.

Question: Does a youth qualify for the Foster Care extended Medicaid until they reach age 26?
Click HERE for the answer.

Question: Does a youth qualify for the Tuition Wavier if not adjudicated dependent and ordered into state custody?
Click HERE for the answer.

Upcoming Training Events and Conferences

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.

Click Here for additional details and to register.


National Webinar: Working with At-risk Youth with High Levels of Trauma and Risk for (Re)Victimization, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m. (EST)
This webinar is hosted by Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center. Organizations that serve these youth should be well-grounded in trauma-informed care. This webinar will address how to mitigate the risk for both (re)victimization and criminal offending, the victim/offender overlap, responding to youth victims of crime, and the complex ethics and mandatory reporting requirements involved in this work.

Click HERE for additional details and to register.

Live Webinar: CLS SNACKPACK: Tipbits to help you in practice, Friday, March 24, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EST) ICWA: What exactly is 25 U.S.C. § 1915? ICPC: It may move slow, but it is necessary. Motion to Intervene: How to tackle a Motion to Intervene and where to find help.

Click HERE to register.


Mark your calendars for several upcoming child welfare related conferences:

Click HERE for additional details and to register.


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