June 6, 2018

National Reunification Month


June is National Reunification Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of families who have overcome an array of challenges to reunify safely and successfully. According to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, reunification is, by far, the permanency option achieved by the most children in the child welfare system. This month is also a time to recognize the vital role that community partners - including treatment providers, courts, judges, foster parents, family members, child welfare professionals and others - play in helping to reunify, strengthen and support families.




Child Welfare Information Gateway Reunification Resources


The Center Reunification and Visitation Resources


QPI Video: Foster Parents Being a Crucial Link in Family Reunification


Recently Added Resources:



Revisions to CFOP 170-4 (Child Maltreatment Index) regarding child restraints (6/1/18)


New FSFN Security Profile for Domestic Violence Advocates (6/1/18)


CFOP 170-1, Ch. 5, Completing a Unified Home Study Effective Date: June 15, 2018


Factors to Consider in the Determination of Placement of Children in Out-of-Home Care (5/30/18)




CIRRT Advisory Committee First Quarter Report for Calendar Year 2018

Upcoming Events

National Two Part Webinar Series: Supporting Sustained Permanency,
June 7, 2018, Part I: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Eastern), June 28, 2018; Part II: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Eastern)


CWLA will co-host with Casey Family Programs a two-part webinar on  sustained permanency for children who have been in foster care. While the number of children in foster care has decreased by nearly 25 percent since 2002, the percentage of children who have re-entered care has remained stable. In 2015, nearly 1 in 5 children in out-of-home care - nearly 80,000 children - had been in care before, some more than once. Families that are stable and nurturing can bolster youth resilience and lessen negative long-term effects of adverse childhood experiences - but these protective factors are not available when parents are not supported to provide consistent and continuous nurturing care for their children.


This webinar will share constituents' perspectives and jurisdictional approaches on sustaining permanency, information on re-entry rates, funding opportunities, and practical recommendations to support sustained permanency.


Register Part 1


Register Part 2



QPI Live Webinar: Information Sharing-Caregivers and the Courts,
Thursday, June 14, 2018, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)


Information Sharing-Caregivers and the Courts training is designed to explore the importance of the inclusion of caregivers in legal proceedings to support positive outcomes for children. Caregivers are a cornerstone of our child welfare system-their insight, perspective, and feedback is critical to the entire child welfare team’s ability to make informed decisions about children and families.


Click HERE to register.


Live Webinar: Introduction to The Center,
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Eastern)


Are you familiar with The Center for Child Welfare? If you have anything to do with the Child Welfare System in Florida, then you should be! We are a one stop shop for training, resources and information for anyone working with or caring for children and families in Florida. We invite you to attend our informative live webinar where you can learn about our core functions and how we help the entire system of care. Find out what resources we have available in our extensive knowledge library and learn how you can view our online training to earn training hours.


Click HERE to register.


The Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2018,
Thursday, July 12 2018, 10:00am - 5:00pm (Eastern)


The Capacity Building Center for States, a service of the Children’s Bureau, invites you to participate in this year’s Child Welfare Virtual Expo that aims to develop agency capacity and programs that foster healthy work environments for child welfare professionals.


Click HERE for details and to register for this free event.


The Florida Coalition for Children 2018 Annual Conference,
July 23 - 25, 2018, Boca Raton, FL


The conference will be focused on the agencies and individuals who work on the behalf of Florida’s abused, abandoned, neglected and at-risk children. The conference is expected to see over 700 attendees, 30 exhibitors and provide access to over 24 continuing education units.


Click HERE for additional information and to register.




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