July 11, 2018

Make a Difference to a Child


July is National Make a Difference to a Child Month and is held annually to focus on children's education, health and growth. A critical aspect of healthy development for any youth is a sense of normalcy. While there is no single “normal” childhood experience, “normalcy” refers to age and developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that allow children and youth to grow. Indeed, normalcy for youth means being able to do what is considered “routine” for many teenagers: participate in sports, teams, and clubs; attend choir and dance classes; volunteer; and spend time with friends, have sleep overs, and take trips. It also includes opportunities for youth to take on additional responsibilities and freedoms such as learning how to drive, working a part-time job or having a later curfew as the youth approaches adulthood.


Normalcy Resources


CFOP 170-11-Normalcy


The Center’s Normalcy Resources


Youth in Care: A Conversation about Normalcy


Recently Added Resources:



CFOP 170-1, Chapter 6, Requesting and Analyzing Background Records (eff 7/1/18)







Properly Prioritizing Solutions: Offering Guidance and Resources in the Midst of Trauma


Understanding Traumatic Response in Victims


Batterers' Intervention Programs and Community Coordinated Response


Supporting Quality Parenting Through Information Sharing and the Courts

Upcoming Events

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.




Click HERE to view our Events Calendar for more upcoming events.


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