August 1, 2018

It’s Back to School Time in Florida


School starts early this year in many Florida districts, due to a new state law that allows an earlier opening day. Forty of Florida’s 67 school districts will begin school on August 10th.


In preparation for the start of the 2018-19 school year the Annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will run from Friday, August 3rd - Sunday, August 5th. During this period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; and clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.


Review our Back to School Resources below:


2018 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Flyer


Back to School: 10 Tips to Help your Child Succeed


2018-19 Immunization School Entry Requirements:



Florida Assessment Schedules


The Center’s Educational Resources


Recently Added Resources:



Child Welfare Key Indicators Monthly Report (July 2018)





Family First Prevention Services Act: What is Means for Residential Providers
(No Child Welfare Professional In-Service Training Hours Available)


Supervising Hope: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supervising Our Youth
(QPI Training Video)


Foster Child is Not a Defining Title


Preparing Your Family Before an Emergency (QPI Training Video)

Upcoming Events

Live Webinar: Incarcerated Parents,
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Eastern)


This webinar will provide information on demographics, permanency, engagement and well-being as associated with families dealing with incarceration. Professionals will be provided with information and ideas to offer an opportunity for professionals to decide what’s best regarding specific cases.


The training will discuss the questions of whether it is beneficial for children to visit their incarcerated parents as well as how to implement the updated case planning policy, ways to locate incarcerated parents and visitation.


Additionally, answers will be provided to the questions shared during previous online discussion groups.


Click HERE for more information and to register.


Registration is open for the 2018 DCF Child Protection Summit,
September 5-7, 2018, JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando


The Florida Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2018 Child Protection Summit. The annual Summit is the largest child welfare event in Florida, and the department anticipates the convening of more than 3,000 child welfare professionals and related partners, including attorneys, case managers, child advocates, child protective investigators and supervisors, Child Protection Team staff, child welfare trainers, court staff, DCF staff, relative caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, guardians ad litem, judges, law enforcement, juvenile justice professionals, service providers, and youth.


Click HERE for registration, fees, workshops, and more.


Families First Child Welfare Symposium,
September 13-14, 2018, St. Petersburg Marriott, 12600 Roosevelt Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33716


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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