May 10, 2017
DCF Celebrates Florida Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day

Although their titles may vary - Case Manager, Child Protective Investigator, Adoption Specialist or Social Worker - these professionals play an important role in the life of children. Child Welfare Professionals are responsible for ensuring that our children live free from maltreatment, enjoy long-term, secure relationships within strong families and communities, are physically and emotionally healthy, and socially competent, and that families nurture, protect, and meet the needs of their children.


Take a moment to thank a dedicated Child Welfare Professional who has answered the call to serve and protect vulnerable children and families.


View DCF’s Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day Press Release HERE.

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Recently Added Resources:

New Memo:
Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements-Child Placement Agreement & Data Reporting (5/3/17)

FSFN Resources:

Updated FSFN Guides, Topic Papers, Data, Templates, and Notifications (May 2017)

Upcoming Training Events and Conferences

National Webinar: Grief and Loss in Foster Care: Implementation of the 3-5-7 Model™, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30pm (Eastern)


Hosted by CWLA, this three-part webinar series, Supporting Youth in the Child Welfare System: Implementation Lessons from the DREAMR Project will highlight collaborative partnerships, youth engagement and skill-building, and enhanced relationship capacity. This first webinar will discuss the nuances in implementing the 3-5-7 Model™, the importance of ongoing coaching and support and the various methods to track fidelity and to measure adherence to the model.


Click HERE to register.


DCF Live Webinar: Group Care Quality Standards Assessment: Field Test Orientation, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 1:00 - 2:30pm (Eastern)


This project is part of an on-going initiative to enhance the quality of care provided in Florida’s residential group homes licensed by the Department of Children and Families. In this webinar, participants will receive a summary of the work conducted during the pilot study of the Group Care Quality Assessment that was completed in January 2017. Information will also be shared on the subsequent field test that is currently in progress.


Click HERE to register.


Conference: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Training: Its Impact on Families, Communities and the Professionals That Work with It, May 24 - 25, 2017, St. Leo University--Register by Friday May 19, 2017


Obtain general information about the effects of Fetal Alcohol use and how to achieve better outcomes for children and families.


Click HERE for more information and to register.


DCF Webinar: Results Oriented Accountability - Child Welfare Dashboards Overview and Training, Tuesday, May 30, 11 - noon (Eastern)/10-11 am (Central)


During this webinar, the Office of Child Welfare will provide an overview of the Results Oriented Accountability (ROA) background information and future vision for the Child Welfare dashboards.


Click HERE for more information and to register.




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